Dr Libby on avocados
Avocados are actually a fruit, but often sit disguised as a vegetable. A rich source of mono unsaturated fats, avocados play a part in reducing inflammation in the body, protection of your precious internal organs and are gold for skin condition, texture and glow. Full of potassium and vitamin E, avocados not only take care of skin but also help regulate blood pressure.
An adequate consumption of healthy fats plays a crucial role in stabilising blood glucose levels and they can help curb sweet cravings. Avocados are composed of fatty acids that are essential for life, and fatty acids help the body to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.
It is avocados’ composition of good fats that helps you feel full for longer. Avocados are a wonderful addition to many light summer dishes, especially salads, and they make a great dressing.
Making your own avocado dressing means you can avoid the poor quality oils, added sugar and preservatives found in many store-bought salad dressings.