You’re ready to celebrate, but you still want to pay attention to eating healthy foods? Go for the Guac! Guacamole is one of the healthiest snack foods you can dip your chips in! It is packed with all of the health benefits of ripe avocados with the addition of all the other herbs and vegetables mixed in. Guacamole provides a number of essential nutrients and minerals that help improve overall health. Made with only the freshest, raw, and whole ingredients, Gabriela’s Guacamole is a true super-food!
Why is this? The main reason is the avocado, also known as the alligator pear. Avocados are rich in nutrients and minerals, making them a vital contributor to the Mexican diet. The raw mashed avocado gives guacamole its unique creamy texture and taste, and still maintains all of the nutrients of the raw avocado.
<p>We all know that fat is bad for us, right? Well, yes and no…saturated fats are bad for your body, but unsaturated fats actually serve your body a great service. Unsaturated fats have been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels and lessen your risk of cardiovascular disease. Guacamole is a perfect source and provides a healthy dose of unsaturated fat.
Celebrating with guac can also help boost your intake of vitamin C, because the main ingredients—avocado, tomato, and lime juice—are all great sources in of themselves. One order of Gabriela’s Guacamole will provide around half the recommended daily intake for adults. Vitamin C helps support the immune system, reduces cardiovascular disease, prevents eye disease, and keeps your skin healthy. It strengthens your blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues. Since Vitamin C may be the ideal nutrition marker for overall health it seems that guacamole is a great place to find it, right at the start of your meal!
Next in the alphabet of healthy nutrients is Vitamin E, which helps slow down the damage to your cells caused by aging and disease. Vitamin E also helps your cells communicate with each other, and regulates the level of inflammation in your body. Each order of Gabriela’s Guacamole contains around 27 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin E, helping to preserve nerve health and muscle strength.
Guacamole is also rich in vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting, helping to form the platelets that help prevent excessive bleeding from wounds. Another benefit from vitamin K is an improvement in your body’s capability to absorb and use calcium.
Potassium is a mineral which makes your heart beat! And Avocados are chocked full of it. Potassium helps your muscles to move, your nerves to work, and your kidneys to filter blood. With over 1000mg in every cup, guacamole is a heart healthy mainstay!
Guacamole also contains many other essential minerals and nutrients, as well as being high in natural fiber. Consider it a health snack for your celebration!
So whether you’re celebrating making it through another Monday, or celebrating a birthday, retirement, or baby shower, Gabriela’s guacamole is the perfect choice for a fresh and healthy side dish to celebrate with! No party should be without it!