Ingredient Spotlight: Avocado Addicted

November 8, 2017

We all know avocados rock. After all, avocado prices have soared after millennials adopted them as their favorite green fruit. The best part? They're not just delicious but they're full of nutrients too! Whether or not you like your avo blended into a smoothie, mashed onto some gluten-free toast, or snuck into your baked goods, they provide you with tons of feel good benefits.

 

 

 

Now that doctors are finding that high fat diets aren't as bad for you as once thought, avocados are the perfect addition to your diet so you reach all your macronutritents. They are high in heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, aiding in lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The fat also aids in absorbing nutrients when eaten with plant foods. In addition to those benefits, they also aid in digestion and weight management.

 

But wait, there's more! Are you a runner? Did you know that avocados contain even more potassium than bananas-- perfect for staving off cramps after a long run. They are also packed with fiber to maintain fullness contain tons of antioxidants that help protect the eyes.

 

Avocados sound like a superfood to us, so there's no need to feel bad when you realize that way too much of your grocery budget goes towards buying them.  We serve them in tons of dishes and smoothies and our avocado toast is a bestseller. All the good with none of the guilt-- that's something we can get behind!

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