Are avocados healthy or not?
For years the avocado has been the source of many arguments. It seems we can’t decide if they are healthy or not!? As a doctor of chiropractic not only am I interested in how my patients bodies are functioning but also how good their general health is. It is essential for me to know that the people I see are not only taking the time to exercise but also fuel their bodies in the right way.
An avocado offers nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving. These nutrients include potassium (which helps control blood pressure), lutein (which is good for your eyes), and folate (which is crucial for cell repair and during pregnancy). Avocado also offers a good source of B vitamins, which helps to fight off infection and vitamins C and E. Avocado is low in sugar and contains fibre, which helps you feel fuller for longer.
Avocado is high in “good” fat, which is monounsaturated fat. This helps to lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.
Working at Lushington Chiropractic is a physically demanding job, which demands that my body is working at its best and also that I supply it with the correct food fuels each day. My kitchen always holds a constant supply of avocados as I find that they form part of a well-balanced healthy diet.
Healthy avocado on toast
My favourite way to eat avocado is sat on a slice of toasted dark rye bread with lettuce and a mixture of fresh crayfish and crème fraiche.
Many patients come in to see me at Lushington Chiropractic because they are interested in improving their body function and health. Therefore I believe it is my duty to be able to give as much advice and details on as many subjects as possible. Although an avocado may be an odd topic for a blog post, I think it is important to address these health misconceptions so you as the reader are more knowledgeable about what is best for your body.
Do you have any great recipes with avocado you would like to share? Please leave in the comments and I’ll look forward to trying them.
Please keep your eyes peeled for more of my healthy eating tips.
By Caroline Mulliner
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