AVOCADO. A staple for any healthy diet. They are rich in monounsaturated fats, which increase levels of HDL ("good" cholesterol) and lower levels of LDL ("bad" cholesterol). They contain a high level of Vitamin E which prevents free radical damage in cells; this improves skin repair and acts as an anti-aging nutritient.
It's great for pregnant woman to consume regularly as it is folate rich. Folate is a B-vitamin and helps the body make new cells. The high fat content is also key in foetal brain development. And no, eating avocados won't make you gain unhealthy amounts of weight. A diet rich in animal fats will, though.
- Avocados x2 (make sure they are ripe! They should be soft, but not squishy)
- Red onion x 1
- Garlic cloves x 1 (or 2 depending on your taste preference)
- Fresh lime juice
- Pink salt
- Pepper (or cayenne pepper for more of a kick)
1. Remove the skin and pip from both avocados and put them into a bowl.
2. Chop the red onion, garlic cloves and add them in. Squeeze some fresh lime juice and add the seasonings
3. Mix together until the ingredients are combined
4. Serve with fresh bread, tortilla chips or quinoa salad