- Phytosterols help keep inflammation under control. The anti-inflammatory benefits of avocado fats as it relates to problems involving arthritis are well-documented.
- Polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols (PFAs) provides anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Oleic acid is a fatty acid in avocado helps our that increases our absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like carotenoids (think antioxidants).
- Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid that has also been shown to help lower our risk of heart disease.
Avocado key lime crunch
5 ripe avocados
1/2 cup agave nectar
2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoon vanilla
4 to 6 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
Combine avocados, agave, lime juice and vanilla in a blender or food processor, blend until creamy. Continue to blend as you pour in coconut oil. Let filling chill for a bit as the coconut oil will solidify and help the filling to be a little thicker.
Hazelnut and pecan crunch
1/2 cup of filberts (hazelnuts), finely ground
1/2 cup of pecans, finely chopped
Combine ground and chopped nuts
Spoon crunch into small serving bowls, top with filling and serve