Monday, July 09, 2007
Keeping It Simple...
I've been sort of on a health quest as of late. Eating more fruits and veggies, mostly organic.
I topped this delicious bagel with some fresh avocado. It was a tasty change from my usual cream cheese or butter. Plus the avocado is so healthy. It is high in fat, but it's the healthy monounsaturated fat-a fat that may help to lower cholesterol.
According to the World's Healthiest Foods Website... "Avocados are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. Adequate intake of potassium can help to guard against circulatory diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Association has authorized a health claim that states: "Diets containing foods that are good sources of potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke." One cup of avocado has 23% of the Daily Value for folate, a nutrient important for heart health."
So eat up...I'll post a salad soon with avocado in it. Check back!