Avocado Oficionado

Some of us may think that we should only eat foods that are high in nutrients and low in calories–foods that are at the top of the ANDI Score heap! However, this is a problem that “yo-yo dieters” often have. If we don’t get enough fat or calories, we just end up in another binge cycle. Now that doesn’t mean you should swing by McDonald’s. There are plenty of healthy foods with healthy fats and sufficient fulfilling calories! “An example?” you may ask. The avocado!

Avocados have been found to destroy cancerous and pre-cancerous oral cancer cells (without harming healthy ones), protect against breast cancer (high in oleic acid), help maintain eye health (their carotenoid lutein protects against macular degeneration and cataracts), lower your cholesterol, keep a heart from breaking (folate, monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, and glutathione), help reduce your risk of a stroke (also because of folate), and, when eaten with other food, help you absorb nutrients like a sponge!

Here’s a great salad recipe with avocado in it!

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