Avocados And The Liquid Amino Diet
Avocados are a fruit that grow on trees, mainly in Central Mexico. They are considered to be a “nutrient booster” because they enable the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients like alpha- and beta-carotenes and luetin. This is done through the amount of carotenoid in them. The highest concentration of carotenoid antioxidants is in the dark green flesh just below the skin.
According to the California Avocado Commission, avocados provide almost 20 essential nutrients including:
- Potassium – contains 35% more than bananas
- vitamin E
- folic acid
- fiber- very high in fiber; they contain 75% insoluble and 25% soluble fiber.
So what do all these antioxidants and nutrients in avocados mean?
- They have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
- They are good for the heart because they contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which are considered “good” fats by the American Heart Association
- Help to lower cholesterol levels.
- They help keep your blood sugar in check.
- They might also have anti-cancer benefits.
Mayo Clinic also states that diets which contain healthy fats and few refined carbohydrates, like the Liquid Amino Diet, can help to control belly fat. While on LAD you can have one serving of healthy fats each day – that includes ½ an avocado – these can be added to many foods and recipes including a delicious black bean and avocado salad that is delicious!
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