Cooking with Kels: Guacamole

Not only are avocados totally delicious, but they also have a ton of health benefits. I did some extra research this week to bring you some of the amazing benefits avocados have!

First of all they are full of some of my favourite vitamins like Vitamin C and B-6, as well as magnesium, potassium, and omega-3s! (BTW they are only 64 calories so if that’s something you watch, it’s basically nothing).

Here’s more! They are great for your heart health because they help lower your cholesterol. They help with your vision because they minimize the damage UV light can cause. Avocados are also amazing for osteoporosis prevention and treatment due to the high levels of Vitamin K! They protect against certain cancers including colon, stomach, pancreatic, and cervical because of the high folate levels. Speaking of folate, it’s very important for healthy pregnancies, and decreasing your risk of depression. The high fibre intake improve digestion and works as a detox, cleaning you right out! The antimicrobial activity avocados provide helps to combat food poisoning, and finally, it helps to prevent diseases such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal disease.

So if you’re not convinced to eat avocados, or at the very least make them into some delicious guacamole, I don’t know what else to say!

Also, if you have an amazing guacamole recipe, or really any recipe that has avocados in it, please comment, or DM me on instagram: janeversuspain.