Avocado is considered a superfood because of its dense nutrients and healthy fats. It is the main ingredient in guacamole (what it’s most known for) and, over recent years, has become a very popular substitution in many meals.
Avocado has been found helpful in:
- Reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) levels while raising good cholesterol (HDL)
- Absorbing fat soluble Vitamins A, D, E and K
- Drastically reducing the risk of macular degeneration
- Reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis
- Helping with weight loss as it decreases hunger urges and increases a sense of fullness
- Avocados are rich in Vitamin K, which is essential for building strong bones and assisting in blood clotting, Vitamin C, which aids in iron absorption and repairs tissue, and Vitamin B, which helps to convert food to energy.
This ingredient also contains more potassium than bananas and are high in folate. They are loaded with monounsaturated fats, which are heart-healthy and reduce cellular inflammation, and are high in fiber, which is essential for gut health and weight loss.
Featured Meal: Chicken Cobb Green Bowl
A powerful antioxidant, avocado is a main ingredient in the Chicken Cobb Green Bowl, which features shredded kale and chopped romaine, grilled chicken, avocado, bacon, hard boiled eggs, and bleu cheese dressing.