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Old 05-05-2016, 06:48 PM
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Sometimes called the “dragon’s pear,” the avocado is a delicious and wholesome fruit that can add an abundance of nutrients to any diet. Super mild, creamy, and rich, avocados can be enjoyed alone, or used to add texture and flavor to a salad, to thicken a creamy sauce, and can even be used as the base of a milkshake. (Yes, a milkshake!)

While it is true that avocados are high in calories and fat, it doesn’t mean avocados are bad for you. Not at all . . .

Pass the protein, please.

Yes indeed . . . avocados provide all of the eighteen essential amino acids that your body needs to form a complete protein. And while a whole avocado is not going to provide as much protein as a few ounces of meat, it will be easier for your system to digest, and will fill your stomach with some much-needed fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Get the fat facts right.

For a long time, avocados were banned from dieter’s plates for being too high in fat and calories. But the fat found in avocados – “good for you” monounsaturated fat – is vital to your system, boasting all kinds of health benefits, from lowering cholesterol, to reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. It can even offer protection against certain cancers, such as colon cancer and breast cancer. But, it doesn’t stop there . . . the great avocado combines omega-3 fatty acids, essential vitamins K, C and E, PLUS selenium, zinc, and phytosterols. This powerhouse combo can also help guard the body against inflammation and joint pain associated with arthritis.

Care for some Carotenoids with that salad?

You have heard a million times that your daily IIFYM diet MUST include a wide array of fruits and vegetables. There’s many reasons for that . . . produce is big on taste, low in calories, and super nutrient dense. But, in order to get a double health boost and take advantage of the healthy carotenoids contained in fruits and vegetables – especially important phytochemicals, such as beta carotene, lycopene and lutein – share your plate of salad with a little bit of fat. Research shows that unless fruit and vegetables are served with some sort of fat, you’ll absorb only a fraction of the nutrients available. Sure, grass-fed butter, and olive oil are fine options, but give your body a double healthy whammy by enjoying a few ounces of avocado. Just by combining this green goddess correctly, you will help the body absorb and utilize the antioxidants found within the avocado itself, and increase the absorption of carotenoids in the produce by 200-400%!

Try the amazing avocado blended with plain greek yogurt, garlic, sea salt, and thinned with lime juice for a salad dressing or sauce for grilled chicken, or dice a firm avocado and mix it with small sections of grapefruit for a fresh and different swing on a spring salad.

Of course, enjoy your flexible dieting. Yes, meet your macros with foods that fit. BUT 90% of the time – rely on healthy, whole foods and nutrition to look and feel your absolute best.

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Eating Avocados on regular basis really help to loss weight fast.

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