Mention avocado and the first thing that comes to mind is guacamole ! However, avocados are more than just guacamole…
Athletes pay close attention – this rich green fruit can help enhance your athletic performance.
Avocados are a healthy source of mono-unsaturated fat, which is known as the heart healthy fat.
These fats help absorb vitamins from foods including vitamins A, D, E, and K which enables the body to utilize them.
Avocado’s Benefits for Athletes:
Athletes, the take home message is clear: avocados are an all-purpose fruit.
Toss some slices onto your salad, smoothie to get the most vitamins and minerals or add a few slices to your sandwich to give it an extra boost of nutrition. Next time avocados are in season, enjoy them for their taste and their health benefits: nutrient absorption, electrolyte balance and post-workout recovery !!
Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !