If you are looking to improve or change your diet for the better this year, start simple. Eating healthy does not have to be difficult or complicated. You can start by simply incorporating 3-5 healthy foods. As Hippocrates said, "Let Food be thy Medicine and Let thy Medicine be Food" Simply put - Food as Medicine. Eating healthy foods can help maintain healthy immune system, healthy heart and help keep blood pressure at a healthy level. Avocado may help achieve all of this, it is one of my favorite foods, let's look at some health benefits and simple way of incorporating this amazing fruit in your everyday diet.
Avocado - Avocado has so many health benefits, they are extremely nutritious, rich in micro-nutrients, especially potassium. American diet lacks Potassium, it is considered a nutrient of public health concern. Avocado is also considered a healthy fat, they may help increase HDL cholesterol (heart-protective cholesterol). Avocado also provide nutrients that are essential for the health of the immune system, including vitamin C, B6 and E. It is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. It is more important than ever to maintain a healthy immune system.
Avocado is high in fiber, essential for gut health. Each avocado roughly contains 14 grams of fiber. If you are primarily following plant-based diet, you have to make sure you are getting ample micro-nutrients and healthy fats, avocado is a must include food in your diet.
Have avocado toast once or twice a week for breakfast. It is an easy way to enjoy this delicious and healthy fruit. Make sure to use multigrain, rye, whole wheat or other whole grains breads, stay away from white and highly refined breads. Gently mash avocado with salt, lemon juice and chili flakes, spread over the toast. You can also add avocado to your salads, along with health benefits, it adds flavor and texture. Using avocados that are perfectly ripe, seasoning properly with olive oil, herbs and spice, can help eliminate salad dressing. Avocado is a food you can add now to your diet to get your started on the path of lifelong health & wellness.