There’s a reason so many diets include avocados. This little green fruit – and yes, it is a fruit – is packed with all sorts of healthy ingredients.
You’ll be hard put to find another food that tastes as delicious and gives you so much nutrition bang for your buck. This is what you get in each 100- gram serving:
- Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
- Folate: 20% of the RDA.
- Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
- Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
- Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.
It also has Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin).
As for protein and carbs – it wins hands down there too. You’ll get 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats, all in 160 calories. That 100 grams of avocado does have some carbs, but most of it is fiber. So, it has only 2 grams of “net” carbs. No wonder it’s allowed on so many diets.
Healthy Avocado Recipes
Avocado Toast is all the rage now. Use gluten-free seed bread and add poached eggs for a thoroughly delicious and healthy breakfast.
A Quick Nutritious Lunch
Add avocado to your salad, put it on a sandwich or as a side with grilled salmon for a healthy lunch treat.
Parties and game-days would not be the same without guacamole. Try a new twist on old recipes and wow your guests.