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Avocado Health Benefits One-third of a medium avocado has 80 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients making it a great nutrient-dense food choice

1. They are stocked with omega-3 fatty acids and natural vitamin E

These are both great for your brain

2. Avocados contain a quarter of your daily vitamin C

This plays an essential role in growth and repair of your body tissue

3. They are filled with B-6

This helps your body to fight off infection and disease

4. They contain more potassium than a banana

High potassium intake is linked to reduced blood pressure, lowering the risk of strokes, heart attacks and kidney failure

5. Avocado contains lutein and zeaxanthin

These are carotenoids that are essential to the overall health of your eyes

Avocado Recipe Ideas

1. Avocado Toast

Family Avocado Toast

Family Avocado Toast

2. In a sandwich with spinach, thinly sliced apple & melted munster on a hearty toasted whole grain sourdough

3. My Summer in a Bowl Salad

Avocado, Corn & Tomato Salad

4. Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Avocado, Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette 

5. Blended in your favorite smoothie for extra creaminess!   

 

 

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