When my mother was ill, the doctor said to make sure she was getting enough protein and fat. Not vitamins and minerals, not fluids, not the usual things we focus on to be healthy. For this page, I’ve been exploring why protein and fats are important elements of our diet and what are the best ways to consume.
My favorite fat is an avocado. Not only is it delicious smashed on toast, sliced into a salad, blended in a smoothee, it’s packed with an amazing array of nutrients. In addition to Vitamin E, C and B, avocado has magnesium, potassium, beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin which protect your eyes and defend again macular degeneration. Plus omega 3 fatty acids and beta-sitosterol which is important for maintaining healthy cholesterol.