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Whole Foods Market Avocados

Avocados contain monunsaturated fats, a healthy fat essential for the body. Monounsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood which can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Avocados contain very little cholesterol as well as sugar, and much less calories than butter, making avocados a great addition to the daily diet.

Avocados are a great source of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc.

Studies show that avocados have a pleathora of health benefits such as:

  • Provides around 40% daily requirement/serving of fiber

  • Prevent bad breath by killing the bacteria in the mouth

  • Contain Beta-carotene and lycopene which has been shown to improve health and tone of skin, as well as prevent premature aging of the skin

  • Contain Caretenoids which protects eyes from cataracts and macular degeneration

  • Beta-sitosterol maintains healthy cholesterol levels promoting heart health

  • Contains vitamin B6 which has been shown to reduce morning sickness in pregnant women

  • Contains Glutathione, an antioxidant protecting cells from damage, causing cancerous cells to undergo apoptosis

  • Contains a large amount of antioxidants

On sale now 4 for $5 at Whole Foods Market Westchester, you can start nourishing your body with avocados! Guacamole is a great appetizer to have as you gather for football or even in a sandwich rather than using mayonnaise! Check out Whole Foods Market website http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/ for more nutritious recipes and health information!

Melissa’s Guacamole

  • 1 Whole Foods Market avocado smashed

  • 2 T mango peach salsa @365wholefoods

  • Pinch of salt

  • Pinch of garlic powder

Mash all ingredients together. Slice up cucumbers and colorful peppers for dipping! Enjoy!

Melissa is a registered dietitian living and working in NYC for over a decade. While she is a dietitian by profession, Melissa believes that being healthy does not just mean from a dietary perspective. To her, health encompasses eating nutritious foods, exercising, and balancing mental well-being.