Food & Recipes door thijs

Did you read the article about lunch fitgirlcode style? I noticed how I use avocado in almost all of my lunches. It's definitely one of my favourite fruits (yes, avocado is a fruit!) at the moment. Not only makes it simple lunches more nourishing and delicious, avocado also works really well as a creamy dairy free sauce, in smoothies and even chocolate puddings! 

Health Benefits

  • Avocado is full of essential nutritients, including vitamin A, B, C, E, & K, copper, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium. 
  • Avocados contain a particularly rich supply of a type of fat called oleic acid, also found in olives and olive oil, which helps the digestive tract ability to absorb nutrients, as well as lowering the risk of heart disease. For more info about fats, read the truth about fat  :) 
  • Avocados have unbelievable anti-inflammatory properties, which have been well documented to help a whole range of illnesses caused by excess inflammation from cancer to heart disease and diabetes.
  • On top of all this, avocado is full of antioxidants and also fibre which is really important for a healthy digestive system.

Now that you're feening for avocado, here's one delicious recipe for you to enjoy: quinoa salad with avocado, crab stick and mango. Heaven!

So, besides the fact that this fruit tastes great, you now have enough reasons to eat more avocado!