Help Your Heart and Tastebuds: Guacamole Nutritional Analysis and Video How-To
Looking for a tasty and heart-friendly option to add to your diet? Who isn’t. Check out this gem from our nutrition expert, Dr. PK Newby and learn how to start living (and eating) better today.
Who knew that healthy eating could include guacamole, of all things? Yes it can!
Creamy, delicious guacamole: A fifth optional ingredient, diced tomato, adds lovely color and flavor.
Because of their high energy and fat content, avocados used to get a bad rap. However, not all fats are created equal, which is one of the major things you need to remember when thinking about diet and health. Like peanuts and peanut butter, olives and olive oil, avocados are also very high in fat – about 85% – but most of the fat is monounsaturated, which is important for heart health. They are also a valuable source of many other vitamins, minerals, nutrients, phytonutrients like carotenoids, and phytosterols, which have an anti-inflammatory effect that can help reduce symptoms associated with arthritis. (“Phyto” simply refers to “plant-based”; phytosterols are analogous to the cholesterol found in animal products, only they’re good for you.)
So, if you love guacamole…
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