Avocado, The New Superfood

Avocado half, red and green peppers on white marble board

Are healthier lifestyle and weight loss your New’s Year’s resolutions?

If so, then avocado, the new superfood, should be first on your shopping list.

Avocado, “The New Super Food” has significant health benefits.

This versatile fruit helps your body in the following areas:

1: Heart Health

  • Good source of beta-sitosterol

 Helps you maintain healthy cholesterol levels

  • Contains monounsaturated fats

Helps you reduce the bad (LDL) cholesterol

2: Healthy Eyes

  • Contains carotenoids, lutein, and zeaxanthin

          Helps health of our aging eyes

  • May help reduce the risk of macular degeneration

          The primary cause of vision loss as we age

3: Growth and Development

  • This is a source of unsaturated fats.

          Needed for children’s brain growth

         Used for children’s central nervous system development

4: Blood Pressure

Since avocados are sodium free and a good source of potassium

they may help lower your blood pressure.

5: Weight Loss

The healthy fat in avocados aids in weight loss.

  • The body takes longer to digest this fat
  • You fill full and satisfied for a longer

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN

The Superfood, Avocado contains many additional nutrients.

  • Folic acid
  • Omega 3
  • Magnesium
  • Fiber
  • Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Iron

Avocado Popularity – 2018 Lifestyle Change

According to SurveyMonkey, Avocado Toast was the most tried food in 2018.

New and unusual recipes are popping up in menus for every meal of the day.

Mouthwatering, waist-trimming dessert recipes flood healthy eating websites.

One of the most popular places to go for new ideas is Pinterest.

Follow me on Pinterest for hundreds of healthy choice dishes.

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