9 Avocado Recipes with Major Beauty Benefits
I can't name one food that isn't better with a little avocado. Not only are they delicious, but there are some awesome health benefits in those green wonders: there are studies that say avocados — which are actually a fruit! — can actually lower your cholesterol. Avocados are rich in nutrients like Vitamin K, Folate, and Vitamin C and contain no cholesterol or sodium. They also contain more potassium (known to reduce blood pressure) than bananas, which means eating some guacamole can help lower your risk of strokes, heart attacks, and kidney failure.
In addition, avocados contain 27% of your recommended daily fiber intake and are rich in healthy fats and oleic acid, which reduces inflammation (among other health benefits). Those healthy fats also help you to absorb the nutrients of the other plant food you're eating. Basically, avocados are amazing.
Ready to add all of these major health benefits to your diet? From smoothies to toast and more, we've rounded up 9 yummy avocado recipes from around the web.
What's your favorite way to cook with avocados? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to check out this avocado aioli dip recipe from #BeWellByKelly on Mixed Makeup Wellness!
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