This anti-aging recipe is the ultimate snack for when you have a craving during the day. You can devour this guacamole guilt-free, because its primary ingredient, the avocado, contains several beneficial nutrients for your anti-aging diet.
Some people might avoid fat in their anti-aging diet, but avocados contain more essential heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, such as oleic acid, than unhealthy saturated fat. The avocados in this anti-aging recipe also contain important nutrients with antioxidant properties, which can help control the risk of diseases such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and particular types of cancer. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant for the body, while copper helps disarm free radicals made by the lungs and red blood cells.
Avocados are good for your anti-aging diet, because they contain 36.5% of your daily value of vitamin K in just one cup. Vitamin K contributes to proper bone and blood function, which is another reason to try this anti-aging recipe for guacamole. Plus, they’re packed with dietary fiber, which helps control your weight; they’re a good source of omega-3, which is helpful for brain health; and they contain twice the amount of potassium than a banana, which is useful to maintain normal heart function and blood pressure.
Guacamole is great as a dip for organic blue corn chips or fresh vegetables, or even as a spread on sandwiches. This anti-aging recipe is quick, easy, and perfect for your anti-aging diet.
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Mercola, J., “The Many Health Benefits of Avocado,” Mercola.com, January 17, 2013; http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/01/17/avocado-benefits.aspx.