My family came into town to visit and we all love salads and one of our favorite things to have in a salad is an avocado. Knowing that I had three extra people that like avocados I ran to the grocery store and purchased about six of them. I was lucky because the Hass Avocados were on sale at Costco and they were ripe and ready to eat. Did you know that one-fifth of a medium avocado (1 oz.) has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, making it a good choice to help meet nutrient needs. Although phytonutrients are not essential, they may promote human health.
I love them because they are good in salads, on sandwiches and used to make guacamole. They are also perfect for making sandwich spreads to use in place of mayonnaise. I mean they are much healthier as a condiment than mayo and because they have the smooth texture they are one of the first foods a baby can eat. What I am saying is Avocados are like a super food. Avocados contain naturally good monounsaturated fat a GOOD Fat and your body needs good fat. Good fat in avocado can replace saturated fat. Fresh avocados are cholesterol and sodium free, making them a satisfying and enjoyable snack. I LOVE TO EAT THEM. Each one-ounce (one-fifth of a medium avocado) serving contains:
8% DV fiber 1 oz. serving
4% DV potassium per 1 oz. serving (one-fifth of a medium avocado)
2% DV iron per 1 oz. serving
81 mcg lutein & zeaxanthin
Less than 1 gram sugar
Have you seen enough information yet to convince you to have an avocado today?
If not I have more, Avocados act as a “nutrient booster” by helping the body to better absorb fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha- and beta-carotene and lutein, from foods that are eaten with the fruit. Avocados are a nutrient-dense, versatile fruit that can be eaten alone or used in a variety of tasty recipes from soups to salads to smoothies all of which fit into a sensible eating plan. We actually have quite a few avocado recipes here at MomStart. Feel free to try one.
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