TUESDAY TIP – AMAZING AVOCADO
Avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and is naturally nutrient-dense, containing nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, especially B6 which counteracts cortisol (stress hormone) contributing to weight gain via belly fat stores.
Although most of the calories in an avocado come from fat, don’t shy away! Avocados are full of healthy, beneficial fats that help to keep you full and satiated. When you consume fat, your brain receives a signal to turn off your appetite. Eating fat slows the breakdown of carbohydrates, which helps to keep sugar levels in the blood stable.
Some Health benefits: Nutrient rich & loaded with fibre, healthy for the heart, good for vision & osteoporosis prevention, they contain more potassium than bananas, may help lower cholesterol & balance triglyceride levels.
Spread avocado on your toast for breakfast, with tomato, a protein of your choice. Sprinkle some dukkah or other spice for flavour.