Many people stay away from avocados because they're high in fat, but the good news is this is the healthy fat you want to add to your diet, in moderation of course.
Avocados are an amazing superfood packed with heart-healthy oleic acid (a monounsaturated fatty acid also found in olive oil), plant-based protein, fiber, folate, vitamin K, potassium and copper.
Unprocessed, unsaturated fats derived from plant sources are a good addition to a well-balanced diet as they help with the absorption of fat-soluble antioxidant nutrients, like vitamins A, K, E and D.
Instead of trying to avoid avocados, eat them as regularly as you can. Add them to your salad along with lemon juice and sea salt instead of salad dressing, or toss them in a green smoothie to give it a creamier consistency and ensure the proper absorption vitamins.
Here are three of my favorite avocado-inspired lunch recipes, perfect for the summer months. They're easy, delicious and packed with nutrition.
Green Miso Rice Noodles