We are big proponents for eating healthy fats. In an on-going series, we will be discussing various healthy fats and how they are actually beneficial to your health as well as how they can be incorporated into your diet. For today, we are highlighting avocados and its many health benefits including how they can help to reduce bad cholesterol and lower your risk of certain diseases.
1. Health Benefits: Avocados contain monounsaturated fats, which is considered to be a "good fat." It's properties work to reduce bad cholesterol as well as lower your risk of stroke and heart disease.
2. They are Very Nutritious: Surprisingly, Avocados have around 4 grams of protein. They are also an excellent source of fiber and are very low in sugar. They are also a rich source of potassium, folate and vitamins such as vitamin B5 and vitamin K.
3. Versatile: Avocados are super versatile and can function as a substitute for mayo where they can function as a healthy spread to due their rich and buttery texture.
What is your favorite way to enjoy an avocado?