If you aren’t eating avocados you aren’t truly living. OK, that may be an overstatement but avocados have SO many health benefits it amazes me they taste great, too! Lucky for you they’re easy to incorporate into a ton of dishes. Try them as a spread on sandwiches instead of mayo for a creamy way to get healthy fats or chop onto a salad for a nutritional boost. Here are just some of the healthy punches avocados deliver plus a twist on your basic chicken salad.

1. Brain Health
The healthy omega-3 fatty acids along with vitamin E are brain healthy and have been proven to prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease and even reversing it in the early stages.

2. Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar
With 30% MORE potassium than a banana coupled with omega-3 and oleic acids they are beneficial in reducing blood pressure. A relatively low carb food (19% of its calories are from carbs), low in sugar but with 7-8 grams of dietary fiber per one cup serving, avocados are low on the GI scale and help regulate blood sugar.

3. Anti-Inflammatory
Their abundance of plant phytonutrients polyphenols and flavonoids help prevent unwanted inflammation such as osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
(found on whfoods.com and naturalnews.com)

Have you put avocados on your shopping list yet? Are you eating one right now?! This recipe is so easy and so versatile I would make a good amount and get creative. I listed a few ideas to get you going but always remember you could just eat it with a fork 🙂


Published by Samantha Kellgren

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