They’re gluten free, grain free, dairy free. That’s what they don’t have.
What they do have are healthy fats and plenty of vitamins and antioxidants, as well as essential nutrients like potassium. They’ve been shown to help the health of your heart, manage diabetes, and helps with weight management. Many nutritionists believe that eating a plant based diet will help reduce belly fat, so eating avocados regularly is a great idea.
Over and over I read all about it: avocados are bursting with anti-aging compounds and antioxidants.
Foods with antioxidants are great, since antioxidants act like scavengers that destroy free radicals and other toxins in your body. Other micronutrients found in plants help our cells to communicate with each other, have anti-inflammatory properties, and help prevent cellular mutations. Science is just beginning to understand what all these compounds do for us and how they fight the aging process.
Avocados are also a great source of Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin E is critical for anyone who wants young looking, glowing skin and shining hair. Avocadoes also have an alkalizing effect on the body, which can help reduce inflammation.
Also, new studies are showing that oil in avocados may have similar anti-aging benefits to olive oil.
Here are two tasty avocado recipes for you to try:
Mediterranean Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Chickpeas and Tahini
This one caught my attention because you grill the artichokes. That’s right, you grill them. Awesome!
Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
What I like about this one is you can vary it according to what you like or happen to have on hand. The yummy red pepper sauce is an added bonus for your taste buds.