Avocados the Superfood from Mexico
There’s no better way to add a deliciously healthy, versatile touch to your daily menu than with avocados from Mexico, the world’s leading producer of avocados. Avocados are gaining in popularity and it’s no surprise that Canadians enjoy over 250 million of them every year.
Taste you can take to heart.
This refreshing fruit offers a host of nutritional benefits to help reduce the risk of high cholesterol and heart disease. Avocados are a great source of fiber, low in sodium and rich in potassium. In fact, half an avocado provides 25% of the recommended daily intake of fiber, based on a 2000-calorie diet. They’re high in both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, considered beneficial to cardiovascular health. These ‘good’ fats help increase your body’s absorption of essential vitamins and lower your LDL cholesterol, making avocados a hearthealthy alternative to butter, cheese or mayonnaise.
Workout with an avocado!
Ideal before or after workouts, avocados pack a huge amount of energy, with up to 15 grams of fiber, more than any other fruit, and nearly 20 different vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, like beta-carotene and vitamins C, E and B6. They’re also loaded with vital electrolytes like potassium (60% more than bananas) and magnesium, essential to proper cell and muscle function.