Choose Avocados for a Healthy Snack

Avocados are a

Healthy Snack

Shared by Dr. Anthony Vasile

Healthy Snack

Dr. Anthony’s Healthy Avocado Snack

This snack is very simple and healthy. As someone who is always on the move whether it’s climbing, hiking, camping or skiing depending on the time of year, I like having snacks that are convenient. An avocado is loaded with healthy fats which provide a lot of energy. The best part is that it comes in its own package. When you are ready to eat it just slice it in half, sprinkle some seasonings on it and you are good to go. I used to buy cases of avocados from a local farmers market because I would eat them so often and they are so delicious.

Avocados are loaded with many different kinds of nutrients and one that really sticks out the most is the omega 3 essential fatty acid content. This lowers inflammation of the body and avocados are a fantastic way to incorporate them into the diet.

“One-half an avocado is a nutrient and phytochemical dense food consisting of the following: dietary fiber (4.6 g), total sugar (0.2 g), potassium (345 mg), sodium (5.5 mg), magnesium (19.5 mg), vitamin A (5.0 μg RAE), vitamin C (6.0 mg), vitamin E (1.3 mg), vitamin K1 (14 μg), folate (60 mg), vitamin B-6 (0.2 mg), niacin (1.3 mg), pantothenic acid (1.0 mg), riboflavin (0.1 mg), choline (10 mg), lutein/zeaxanthin (185 μg), cryptoxanthin (18.5 μg), phytosterols (57 mg), and high-monounsaturated fatty acids (6.7 g) and 114 kcals or 1.7 kcal/g (after adjusting for insoluble dietary fiber), which may support a wide range of potential health effects.”

Add this healthy snack for breakfast, in between meals or when on the go. Eating well is just one way to ensure that we stay healthy. It is important to exercise daily, manage stress and keep the spine moving with regular chiropractic adjustments.

Recipe-

1 organic avocado

Dash of salt and pepper

(Optional) 1 teaspoon innate choice OmegA 3 essential fatty acids

Research-

Dreher ML, Davenport AJ. Hass avocado composition and potential health effects. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2013;53(7):738-750. doi:10.1080/10408398.2011.556759

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