Back in my dieting days, I would avoid avocados like the plague due to their perceived high fat content. However since I’ve overcome my fear of fat and realised that it is actually essential for our health and for our bodies to function at their fullest, I now eat avocados on a weekly, if not daily, basis. And once you read about the numerous health benefits, it’s easy to see why!
Firstly, they are packed full of nutrients including vitamin A, B, C, E and K, copper, iron, magnesium and potassium to name just a few! They are a great source of healthy (monounsaturated) fat which helps your body to absorb all of the nutrients as well as helping to lower cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease. And on top of this, they are full of both soluble and insoluble fibre helping to keep your digestion system healthy, and making you feel fuller for longer after eating.
Avocados taste delicious on their own, as a perfect salad ingredient, or made in to a simple guacamole. And as they are so creamy, they can also be used as a base for sauces.
- Quinoa porridge
- Salmon dahl