Health Benefits of Guacamole

Mexican foodWe are all familiar with the avocado-based dip but did you know it can be good for your health? In moderation, guacamole provides many benefits from healthy fats to antioxidants.  Pairing well with Mexican food, guacamole has gained popularity in the United States since the ban on avocados was lifted in 1997.

Antioxidants

Avocados contain beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.  Beta-carotene is typically associated with carrots and provides about 50 percent of the daily recommended vitamin A.  Lutein and Zeaxanthin have been said to protect your eyes from harmful light and help vision.  Also in guacamole are garlic and tomatoes which both provide excellent beneficial antioxidants with vitamin C and allicin.

Vitamin E

Found in avocados, tomatoes, and limes, vitamin E is a potent antioxidant protecting against free radicals.  Healthy hair, wrinkle protection, and the reduction of skin disease have the beauty industry incorporating this goodie in product campaigns.  Along with that youthful glow, vitamin E is known to reduce cholesterol and may reduce the risk of heart attacks.

Fiber

A diet of high-fiber foods has many health benefits.  Fiber can help digestion and we all know that gut health is imperative! Avocados and limes have 8 grams of fiber between them, aiding not only in digestion, but helping keep you full longer.  Weight management is easier with choices that leave you feeling full longer.  Also used as a sandwich spread or as a topper for your salad, guacamole is versatile.

 

Around for 10,000 years, avocados are the staple of good guacamole.  Other key ingredients in this authentic Mexican creation include tomatoes, onion,  cilantro, and lime juice.  Made fresh every day, California Burritos offers only the freshest ingredients in all of their menu options.  Open seven days a week, stop by any of the three locations for your next made to order Mexican food meal!