Fresh Guacamole Dip. This green fruit offers so much healthy promoting and heart-friendly benefits. Avocados are a nutrient-dense food providing over 20 essential nutrients, including an excellent source of fiber, potassium, folate, B-vitamins and vitamin E. Half of an avocado is only approximately 80 calories but it is loaded with so many vitamins and minerals which make it a real superfood, without the calories! It includes a monounsaturated fat, meaning a good fat. The fat from the avocado also helps your body to absorb other fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamin A, D, K and E, from the other foods you eat.
The fiber-rich health benefits of avocados have been known to help with reducing health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and even weight loss. One cup of avocado provides about 10 grams of dietary fiber making a good food source in blood sugar management. Avocados also contain high amounts of lutein, which acts as an antioxidant and beta-sitosterol, which has been known to block cholesterol absorption.
This versatile fruit tastes great on its own or in many recipes. It’s mild taste and creamy consistency blend well in recipes making it so popular in many main dishes, snacks, dips and even desserts. It can even be served with fresh veggies giving it another real boost to achieving a healthy diet!
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