The avocado. Just lovely! And, it comes in its own biodegradable wrapper! Cool!
Whether you eat them straight out of their skin, on a salad, in guacamole, a slice to your morning eggs, or in a smoothie (yup, in a smoothie!), avocado’s are one of nature’s treasures and great gifts to us.
One of the vitamin’s that is extremely important for our brain health is vitamin E.
Brain health is a big deal to everyone, but if you’re reading this post right now I’ll assume you have a thyroid condition. So, you really need vitamin E in your daily diet to help you brain health.
Plus, studies show that getting enough vitamin E could help shield your brain from Alzheimer’s disease.
VITAMIN E FROM FOODS VS SUPPLEMENTS
One study found people who got their vitamin E from foods, not supplements, lowered their risk of the disease (Alzheimer’s) by 67 percent.
BONUS! YOU GET SOME PROTIEN TOO
Avocados are not only rich in vitamin E but will add a bit of vegetarian protein to your diet.
Nutrition Facts / Serving Size 1 Medium (145 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories from Fat 248
Total Fat 27.6g 42%
Carbohydrates 1.4g 0%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 17%
Nutrient Dense and contains essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients:
There are 13 vitamins that the body absolutely needs: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). Avocados naturally contain many of these vitamins.
Eating nutrient dense foods is one of the healthiest ways to eat. Nutrient density is a measure of the amount of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories.
Thanks to California Avocados for the chart.