I have a new food love, avocados (ginger too but that is for another day). They are quickly becoming a staple in our diet. I fell in love with them when I realized how easy they were to feed seven month old daughter. In fact she loves to feed them to herself. Avocados are chock-full of vitamins. They contain Vitamin C, potassium and folic acid, among others. They have the highest soluble fiber of any fruit and are loaded with 2 grams of protein per 4 ounce serving. They are rich in phytochemicals one of which is glutathianone which is a strong anticancer agent. Luteins also have a strong presence and are great for protecting against hardening of the arteries and preventing prostate cancer. Avocados are loaded with fat. The good kind of fat. The kind that heals. Yes some fat is good for you! The fact acts as a nutrient booster enhancing the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins in foods eaten along with the avocado. Avocado has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL.
We add avocado to our salads, eat them alone with lime and salt, make guacamole, top our stir fry's with them and so much more. Enjoy an avocado today!