DID YOU KNOW?
Carotenoids are plant compounds that offer tremendous health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Research shows that absorption of carotenoids in the body is greatly increased when fat is consumed with them. Many foods that are high in carotenoids, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, and leafy greens, contain very little fat. However, avocados contain both!
Whether on their own, or added in with your leafy greens salad, avocados provide high levels of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and carotenoids. Good deal.
See also our recipe for delicious Avocado Chocolate Pudding.