100 Best Health Foods #2: Avocados


Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats: good fats.

Avocados contain nutrients such as: vitamins C, E (maintain a healthy immune system and skin), and B5; folate, iron, magnesium, potassium

Avocados can help reduce heart disease incidence, cataracts and macular degeneration, and cholesterol levels

Recipe:

Edamame and Avocado Spread

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
  • 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Bring a pot with salted water to a rolling boil; add the edamame and cook 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  2. Combine the edamame, avocado, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, and salt in a blender or food processor; pulse until smooth.
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