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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Featured great food of the week.

“Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol. In one study of people with moderately high cholesterol levels, individuals who ate a diet high in avocados showed clear health improvements. After seven days on the diet that included avocados, they had significant decreases in total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, along with an 11% increase in health promoting HDL cholesterol.
Avocados are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. Adequate intake of potassium can help to guard against circulatory diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke.”
Avocado Pear with Prawns, a splash of 1000 Island Dressing and Paprika

Typical nutritional values per 100 grams

Avocado Pear
Calories: 190, Protein: 1.9g, Carb: 1.9g, Fat: 19.5g, Fibre: n/a

Prawns (boiled)
Calories: 99, Protein: 22.6g, Carb: nil, Fat: 0.9g, Fibre: n/a

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yum - Love avocado and even better with prawns!