Wednesday, February 22, 2012

{Give It A Try: Avocado Toast}

Avocado toast is my new favorite breakfast, and before I became educated on what foods I should be eating and avoiding, I thought that avocados were fattening and bread, all bread, was bad for you. If you've also thought this - below I've provided the deal-io, and the benefits, of these 2 myths.
avocado breakfast
Myth: Bread = Carbs = BAD!
Truth: White bread (even whole wheat) products have minimal nutritional value and are quickly converted by your body into sugar. So you may as well eat a cupcake. Instead, try sprouted grain bread, which is a lot easier on your digestion and is packed full of nutrients.

Good healthy carbs everyone should grub on: fruits and veggies, whole grains, quinoa, beans, and sweet potatoes.

Myth: Avocados are fattening.
Truth: Avocados provide the healthy kind of fat that your body needs. They contain 60% more potassium than bananas, and studies show that diets high in potassium can reduce the risk of hypertension and possibly stroke. Avocados are also rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin E and vitamin K, all of which are essential for a healthy body. In addition, avocados are known to help lower blood cholesterol, and reduce the risks of heart disease.

So now that we've got that out of the way -  give this treat a try and to kick it up a notch - add a few slices of tomato and even a couple of slides of turkey bacon for a little protein. Enjoy!

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