Add More Fruits to Your Everyday Meals With Five-A-Day Rule - Avocado As a Healthy Fruit Choice

Posted by javanuddin on Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What is the best way to make your diet healthier but keep it flavorful? Incorporate fruits in your everyday meals. This is the reason behind five-a-day rule. In this article, I will provide a delicious way to add a fruit in your everyday meals. Furthermore, let this information reveal why avocado is one of the healthiest choices for you.

To meet your daily requirement of nutrients, phytonutrients, and antioxidants, the five-a-day rule states that you need to eat 5 to 9 servings of vegetables and fruits. And because not everybody eats vegetables, fruits are the best way to meet these requirements.

One of the favorites among health experts is the nature's butter or avocado. Although they contain 30 percent fat, this is monounsaturated fat or the good fat. This type of fat can help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. This alone is a good motivation to include it in your everyday meals.

Per half a fruit, avocados contain only 138 calories. This is quite surprising for a fatty fruit. It also contains beta-carotene, a nutrient that can be converted to vitamin A, protein, vitamins C and E, and vitamin B-complex particularly thiamine and riboflavin.

To enjoy avocados, you can have the well-known dish guacamole. With one ripe avocado, mash it with 5 teaspoon salsa, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, and a dash of salt. Mash it until the mixture is smooth. Add diced ripe tomatoes. This is great as an ingredient in taco or a dip for tortilla chips.

Avocado may be seasonal, so enjoy it when it is abundant during its peak season. You can also include other fruits in your everyday meals like berries like raspberries and blueberries, apples, mangoes, and melons.

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