AvocadoWhen people start a new lifestyle or look to enhance the healthy life they are enjoying, they may have some misinformation about certain foods.  Avocados tend to get a bad rap because of the amount of fat they have.  But, the good news is, the fat avocados offer is considered a healthy fat – called monounsaturated fat!  The next thing people worry about is the amount of calories in an avocado – 400 total calories for a medium size Avocado.  I see this as a good thing.  When you’re adding more fruits and vegetables to your lifestyle, the biggest complaint this that they never feel full.  I coach people to add in the healthy fats – and this is where avocado’s can make a big difference to your feeling of fullness and satisfaction.
I am one of those whole food educators who believe that avocados have it all!  High nutritional value, dense calories full of brain friendly fat!  The thing I love about Avocados are there versatility.  It’s not just for guacamole!  One of the best ways to alklaine your body is to add avocados to your meals – here’s a few recipes you can make in under 10 minutes –

 

Tomatoes, chopped
Cucumbers, chopped
Avocado, scooped out of the shell and then cubed.
Toss and enjoy!!!

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Orange, peeled and sliced
Kiwi, skin removed and chopped
Avocado, scooped out of the shell and then cubed
Sprinkle with a little salt
Toss and enjoy!!!