Benefits of Guacamole

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While Cinco de Mayo started as a day to remember the Mexican victory over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862, many of us today see it as a day to celebrate Mexican culture and food. And one of the main stars of every Mexican meal -  the guacamole! Lucky for us guac lovers, this side has a ton of nutritional benefits. Anna Nielsen, one of our dietitians, breaks it down:

  1. Avocados- This fruit is loaded with heart healthy monounsaturated fat. Avocados are also high in potassium and a good sources of vitamin C and E and antioxidants.
     
  2. Tomatoes- Loaded with lycopene (another antioxidant) this fruit also promotes heart health.
     
  3. Red Onion - High in vitamin C and the B vitamins. Also a good source of prebiotics which help with digestive function.
     
  4. Cilantro- Has shown to help fight inflammation. It is also a good source of vitamin A, which is needed for eye health.
     
  5. Lime - May aid in digestion due to the stimulation of digestive secretions.