Top Tips for Your Avocado Eating
Avocados provide us with a number of important nutrients and in particular contain two antioxidants known as lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for eye health.
What we were particularly interested to find out, however, was that avocados can help the absorption of such nutrients in other vegetables too, because carotenoids, such as lutein and zeaxanthin, are fat-soluble.
Hence, whilst a number of vegetables contain carotenoids, such as sweet potatoes, carrots and leafy greens, eating them without a source of fat may mean you won't actually get the chance to absorb a lot of that nutrition.
For example, beta-carotene is an important nutrient that converts into Vitamin A in the body. A salad composed of spinach, lettuce and carrots, may be high in beta-carotene, but without the addition of fat, very little beta-carotene will actually be absorbed. Add an avocado to your salad and 15 times more beta-carotene will be absorbed (according to Dr. Michael Greger).
So essentially we're saying add some avocados to your salad... but what if you're not a fan? Alternative sources of fat could include nuts and seeds, also a nice addition to the salad.
We're definitely glad we came across this info, so hope you find it interesting too!