The chefs at Adobo love making your tasty guacamole fresh every day because its main ingredient avocado packs a nutritional punch.
Here are some of the benefits of the humble avocado:
A Vitamin & Mineral Powerhouse
Avocados contain Vitamin A, several B-complex including B6, C and E, as well as phosphorous and magnesium. They're also a great source of antioxidants from vitamins E and C. Avocados are the best fruit source of Vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects us from many diseases and helps maintain good health.
Every avocado contains 14 minerals, all of which regulate body functions and stimulate growth. Especially noteworthy is the iron and copper content which aids in red blood regeneration and the prevention of natural anaemia - one very common cause of fatigue and inability to cope effectively with stress.
One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate (naturally occurring folic acid). Studies show that people who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower incidence of heart disease than those who don't. The vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione in avocado are also great for your heart. Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels.
Avocado, like olive oil, is high in oleic acid, which has been shown to prevent breast cancer in numerous studies. They have also been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer and according to Great Britain's Mouth Cancer Foundation, "Avocados offer a delicious dietary strategy for preventing oral cancer".
Avocados have more of the carotenoid lutein than any other commonly consumed fruit. Lutein protects against macular degeneration and cataracts, two disabling age-related eye diseases.