Superfood — Avocado

Avocados are often described as a “superfood”. There are numerous health benefits in it. Whether you eat them for their nutrition, or their delicious taste, there are tons of versatile recipes that make use of the green, mushy fruit.

Fight Bad Cholesterol

New research shows that a diet that includes avocados and other healthy fats helps cut the bad kind cholesterol, known as LDL. Much of the fruit’s benefits are attributed to its high content of monounsaturated fat, which is known for its beneficial effect on heart health.

For Weight-Loss

You may be wondering, with all the calories and fat contained in avocados, how are they going to help with weight-loss. The reason is that they can make you feel more full after eating them compared to other foods. Avocados also are rich in fibre, which is beneficial with digestion and is another factor linked to weight loss.

Antioxidants

Avocados are also filled with the antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are known to improve long term eye health by reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

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Here are some ideas on how to incorporate advocates into daily diet.

Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

This easy recipe uses panko bread crumbs to cover the avocado for a crispy, buttery treat.

Avocado And Egg Breakfast Pizza

Use flatbread makes as a base for this easy breakfast recipe. Top the pizza with egg.

Avocado Buckwheat Pancakes

Replace most of the butter or oil with avocado puree in this pancake recipe.

Avocado Mac And Chees

A cream avocado sauce is probably a no-brainer for any kind of pasta, and doubly so for something like mac and cheese.

Smoked Salmon, Avocado, And Arugula Salad

One of the easiest uses for avocado is as an ingredient in salad. Combine it with some smoked salmon in this recipe for a savory, satisfying meal.

Quinoa Avocado Sushi

Combining avocado with another trendy superfood makes for a delicious vegetarian sushi roll in this recipe.

Avocado Brownies

Avocado may seem out of place in a dessert recipe, but their creamy texture makes for the perfect pairing with chocolate in these fudgey treats.

Avocado Hummus Dip

This recipe combines the best of hummus and guacamole in one package.

Baked Egg In Avocado

That little alcove that’s made once you pit an avocado is just begging to be stuffed with something. This easy recipe uses and egg.

Goat Cheese Avocado Toast

This simple recipe is great for quick breakfasts or snacks.

Avocado Tuna Salad

You may have noticed by now that you can put that high fat content in avocados to use by replacing the fatty ingredients in other recipes. In this case, it replaces the mayonnaise you would normally use in tuna salad.

Peach Basil Avocado Wraps

This recipe is best for summer picnics, or whenever you can find some peaches for a sweet and tangy treat.

Avocado Banana Smoothie

Avocado actually has more potassium than bananas, and their creamy texture makes them great ingredients for healthy smoothies.

Salmon Avocado Rice Balls

Avocado pairs really well with salmon, so you’ll see a lot of recipes out there that combine the two. This recipe packs them together in this variation on the traditional Japanese onigiri rice balls.

Avocado Sorbet

The dessert recipes are some of the most creative uses of the avocado. This sorbet makes for a creamy, zesty treat.