My latest lunch craze is avocado toasts -- simply avocado spread on toast and seasoned. Delicious! And I feel great when I eat them. Maybe because avocados are bursting with 25 essential nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C, E, & K, copper, iron, phosporus, magnesium, and potassium. Avocados also contain fiber, protein, and several beneficial phytochemicals such as beta-sitosterol, glutathione and lutein, which may protect against various disease and illness.
Yes, avocados are high in fat, but it is monounsaturated fat which is a healthy fat variety.
I started eating avocados when I was pregnant. I'd read that avocados were helpful for fetal brain development. And now I eat them for their other healthful properties: regulating blood sugar levels, promoting anti-inflammatory properties, controlling blood pressure, curing bad breath, fighting cancer & free radicals, and skin nourishing.
On the cancer fighting note, the oleic acid in avocado has been shown effective in preventing breast cancer and inhibiting the growth of prostate cancer.
There are many more reasons to eat avocados -- these are just mine. Well, and they are delicious!
Recipe to follow.
Toast 2 slices of bread (my favorite for this is a Multi Grain One Bun or the One Bun sliders). Cut an avocado in half and scope out half the avocado, dividing it between the two slices of bread. Mash with a fork. Squeeze some lime juice over both slices (to taste). Next, sprinkle with red pepper flakes, add a twist of fresh cracked pepper, and a pinch of crunchy salt, like Fleur de Sel.
And enjoy... at home... in the office... in the garden...
... on a picnic...