Everyone knows that you can’t make guacamole without them. Avocados may be well known for their role in delicious dips, but did you know that they’re packed with nearly 20 essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients?
Avocados contain vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, fiber, potassium, iron, lutein and beta-carotene, to name a few. They’re also filled with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, the “good” fats that many health professionals recommend you include in your daily diet to support overall health. Eating avocados may also boost your body’s absorption of other fat-soluble nutrients.
Freshly sliced or pureÃ©d avocados can be incorporated into your diet in salads, sandwiches, soups, omelets and even desserts! They offer a nutritious, flavorful and satisfying alternative to dips, dressings and snacks high in unhealthy saturated fat. But just like most foods, when it comes to eating avocados, it’s best not to overdo it, as “good” fats are still fats!