Avocado is one of my favorite foods. It has a nice and soft texture. You can use it as a dip, on a toast or as a chocolate mousse. The choice of spices or herbs you can liven it up with is limitless. Personally I love it smashed with coriander, salt and pepper or on a toast with cumin & a pinch of salt. It is also nice with some turmeric & pepper. My handsome husband loves it with some chili flakes. My vegan friends also use avocados to make chocolate mousse.
Avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit that has been linked to several health benefits, supported by scientific research.
- Despite its high calorie content, studies suggest that consuming avocado may help with weight management by increasing feelings of fullness and reducing appetite.
- Avocado is high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help to improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Avocado is high in fibre, which can help to promote digestive health and regularity.
Avocado = healthy fats, fibres, vit C, K, B, E, potassium, magnesium and small amount of calcium, iron, and zinc
Guacamole is a delicious and healthy dip that can be made in a variety of ways. Here's a simple and healthy one :
- 2 ripe avocados, pitted and mashed
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 lime, juiced
- In a medium-sized bowl, mash the avocados with a fork or a potato masher.
- Add the diced red onion, jalapeno pepper, minced garlic, and chopped cilantro to the mashed avocados.
- Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
- Add the ground cumin, and lime juice to the bowl, and mix again until all ingredients are well combined.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
- Serve immediately with your favorite veggies or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
If you have IBS you may experience symptoms such as bloating and gas after consuming high-fat foods, so it's important to monitor your individual response. If you want to include avocado in your diet, start with a small portion, such as 1/4 to 1/2 of a medium-sized avocado, and gradually increase the portion size if tolerated. It's also important to pay attention to how you feel after eating avocado, and if it triggers symptoms, it may be best to reduce the portion size or avoid it altogether.
I can help you investigate and help you manage your diet if you experience those symptoms.