Heart Healthy Super Fruit - Avocado

The beneficial fats in plant foods are necessary for good health and we now know that not all dietary fats are created equally. Avocados are incredibly nutrient dense fruits that contain nearly 20 different vitamins and minerals.  They have almost double the amount of potassium than that of a medium size banana and are packed with folic acid, magnesium, and antioxidants like vitamin E. They are also an excellent source of dietary fiber, which is good for the gut, heart, and weight.  At around 10 grams per cup (146 g), they easily meet about a third of your daily fiber needs. But what really elevates avocados to superfood status is their abundance of heart healthy fats and a diverse mix of cancer fighting carotenoids. 

Here are a few of our healthy recipes featuring the superstar avocado:

Source: Powerful Plant Based Super Foods - The best way to eat for maximum health, energy, and weight loss. - Author: Lauri Boone, R.D.

Susan Arruda