Avocados are one of the most perfect foods on the planet. In fact, they’re berry good for you. That’s because, believe it or not, the avocado is technically a berry, with one giant seed. Surprising, right?
Though lots of folks consider the avocado a vegetable, they’re mistaken. So don’t let the dark green skin fool you.
Now, the most popular avocado is the Haas. And the meat of the Haas avocado is deliciously smooth and buttery. So buttery, in fact, that you can actually use it as a substitute for butter when cooking or baking.
But just to give you an idea of how beneficial the avocado is, here are few tidbits about the massive variety of essential nutrients and phytochemicals packed in the avocado …
Avocados are chock full of –
- Dietary fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K1
- Vitamin B-61
Not only does the avocado hold all of those great nutrients and vitamins, the oil of the avocado consists of 71 percent monounsaturated fatty acids. That’s a big deal, because it means avocado oil can help support healthy blood lipid profiles.2
Furthermore, eating avocados is great for your cardiovascular health.3
And, as far as The Gundry program is concerned, this superfood is one of the only fruits you can have everyday.
That’s right … you can eat avocado every single day.
Not only is this delicious fruit one of the healthiest fats you can put in your body, but it’s full of soluble fiber. And did I mention it’s a protein powerhouse?
Here’s another fun fact:
An avocado packs almost as much protein as an egg. In fact, studies show that adding just one avocado a day to your diet can result in healthy weight loss.4
So … how do you put all that healthy deliciousness to use?
Well, one of the best ways to use avocados is – drum roll please – to make delicious guacamole! But most guacamole recipes have tomatoes and peppers – not exactly lectin-free.
So, try my tomato-free guacamole.
It’s perfect for anyone who wants all of the flavor, without the dangerous lectins – and it’s super easy to make, too!
Gundry’s Famous Guacamole Recipe
What you’ll need –
- 4 ripe Haas avocados
- 1 red onion, minced
- ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 crushed raw garlic clove
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ tsp cumin
- ⅛ tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp hot sauce
What to do –
In a bowl, mash your avocados.
Then, add the rest of your ingredients, and mix until it’s all well-combined.
Next, top your guac with more salt (if you want).
That’s it! The only thing left to do is serve with some tasty raw veggies, coconut tortilla chips, or fresh jicama chips.
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