Today is about putting the “Super” in Super Bowl. Aside from the game, pure scrumptiousness comes from socializing with friends and enjoying many touchdowns in that guacamole. How many scores will you make? There’s no guilt here, avocado, the base of creamy goodness that makes guacamole oh-so-good, is rich in vital nutrients. It is purely a superfood for Super Bowl Sunday.
Here’s a Quick Look at its Players:
Enhances absorption of lycopene and beta-carotene, two carotenoid antioxidants.
Dark green flesh of the avocado is super super beneficial, containing the largest concentration of carotenoids. Go ahead, scrape that skin clean.
Avocado contains healthy fat: phytosterols to combat inflammation, polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols (PFAs) also anti-inflammatory in nature, and oleic acid to help our bodies absorb fat-soluble nutrients (i.e. carotenoids: alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, chrysanthemaxanthin, lutein, neochrome, neoxanthin, violaxanthin, and zeaxanthin) by supporting our digestive system’s manufacture of transport molecules, and lowers the risk of heart disease.
Blood sugar regulation due to its generally low carbohydrate content (about 19% of calories coming from carbohydrates), high dietary fiber, low sugar, and high-fat content, all of which slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream to prevent blood sugar spikes.
Potassium (more than 3 times as much as a banana!)
A Super Trick to Keep Your Guacamole Rockin’ Green
We all know that lemon or lime juice can help your guacamole from turning brown and keeping the crowd from roaring with “eew”. Somehow, this always ruins the taste of pure bliss and brown patches always find their pesky way through.
Today, I’ve got an easy, no fuss way to maintain taste and beauty. Ah, for the love of the game, why mess with nature? Keep your food real by placing the avocado pit back in the guacamole. The pit actually shields a portion of the guacamole from air (hence, slowing oxidation). I like to cover the pit with lemon or lime juice and then stick it in my guacamole before sealing in an airtight glass container. If you’re adventurous, cover your guacamole’s top surface with a shallow layer of water to store in an airtight container in the fridge. When ready to serve, drain and skim off the top layer. What’s left is perfectly tasty, radiantly green guacamole ready for touchdowns.
Super Guacamole Recipe
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