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It's Five O'Guac Somewhere!

Updated: Oct 10, 2020

I am someone who has to be in the mood for guacamole but ever since Cinco De Mayo I have loved anything to do with tacos and avocados/guacamole! I have been adding some of my favorite spices to a simple and easy guacamole recipe!






 

Nutritious and Delicious


Avocados became popular from recipes such as guacamole to avocado toast. Part of what drives the popularity of avocados is the fact that they are nutrient dense and one of the few fruits that contain healthy unsaturated fats. These fats help lower undesirable LDL (bad) cholesterol when eaten in place of saturated fat.


Unsaturated fats are considered the "healthy" fats and they're important to include as part of a healthy diet. Saturated fats are common in the American diet; they are solid at room temperature. A diet rich in saturated fats can drive up total cholesterol, and lean toward more harmful LDL cholesterol, which prompts blockages to form in arteries in the heart and elsewhere in the body. To limit the amount of saturated fats you eat, choose lower-fat and lean options of dairy, meat, and poultry — like skim milk, lean beef, and grilled chicken breast without the skin. It has been found that by replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats, you may lower your risk of getting heart disease.


Foods higher in saturated fats:

  • Meats higher in fat, like beef ribs, sausage, and some processed meats

  • Higher-fat dairy, like regular-fat cheeses and whole or 2% milk

  • Butter, stick margarine, cream, and cream cheese

  • Some tropical oils, like coconut and palm kernel oil

  • Cakes, cookies, and some snack foods


Focus on getting unsaturated fats from:

  • Avocados

  • Seafood (like salmon, trout, herring, tuna, and mackerel)

  • Walnuts, almonds, cashews, and most other nuts

  • Sesame, pumpkin, and flax seeds

  • Olive, canola, peanut, sunflower, safflower, corn, soybean, and cottonseed oils



Too add more "healthy" unsaturated fats into your diet, check out and try the NEW! Guacamole recipe under the "Recipe" tab!








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