Whenever I first began eating a more plant-based diet, the avocado became a huge part of my life. I rarely ate it growing up, only in the occasional guacamole and never did I eat it by itself. It simply wasn’t something my parents ever though to buy or what I gravitated to when eating out. These days, the story is quite different. I have it almost everyday, because it is honestly the most important ingredient in keeping you on track and eating right. It provides healthy fats and the much needed bulk to keep you full and satiated. Here are 6 ways to complement your healthy lifestyle with avocadoes.
Avocadoes: prevent breast cancer with its oleic acid content, inhibit the growth of prostate cancer, defend against oral cancer, contain lutein for eye health, lower cholesterol levels due to its beta-sitosterol, contain 23% of the recommended daily value of folate (lowers incidence of heart disease), protect against strokes, helps to better absorb nutrients, are high in glutathione, which prevent aging, cancer and heart disease, and are packed with vitamin E.
1. As a Bowl
2. As a Flavorful Dip, Dollop or Dressing
3. As a Garnish
4. As a Sauce
5. As Part of Dessert
6. As a “Meaty” Texture in a Vegan/Vegetarian Sandwich
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