Avocado is a serious super food. It’s nutrient dense, which means you get a lot of nutritional benefits from them for little in the way of calories.
My favorite thing about avocado is that it’s a healthy fat. Consuming healthy fats is important for lots of reasons, here are some of them (this is just the tip of the iceberg):
You need to eat fats so that your body can absorb fat soluble nutrients like vitamins A, D, E and K
Your cell membranes (all of them in your body) are made from fats
You need fats for energy production in your body
Fats are important for healthy hair and skin
Avocados are also a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant nutrients.
Cooking with avocado oil is something I recommend because it has a higher smoke point, meaning it’s safe for cooking at high temperatures (whereas olive oil is not, FYI). It also has a very neutral taste, unlike olive oil, so it’s more versatile in my opinion. That’s why I use it to make my mayo.
Because avocados are so good for you, guacamole can be a great addition to your healthy diet, if you do it right of course.
JCBN Guacamole fits that bill, and it only has 2 ingredients!
Pico de gallo
Mix in pico de gallo to your liking
Jennifer Brand, MPH, MS, CNS is a clinical nutritionist specializing in childhood skin rashes like eczema, food allergies and sensitivities, and gut problems. Jennifer helps her clients resolve imbalances, nourish their bodies, restore their health, and beat chronic symptoms and health problems.