Those of you that have read some of my earlier posts know how big a fan I am of EGGS not only because they are so yummy, but also because of their many health benefits!
I think everyone knows how great a source of protein eggs are, but did you know eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which are excellent for your eyes and even lower your risk of developing cataracts? They are also a good source of choline, which is good for your brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.
Some people are concerned about cholesterol when it comes to eggs, but recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person’s lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it! Another great thing about eggs is that they are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D. There have also even been studies that have shown that eggs may help to reduce the risk of breast cancer!
Another favorite of mine – Avocados! Avocados are an extremely healthy food. They are great sources of fiber, pantothenic acid, vitamin K, folate, potassium, and vitamins B6, C, and E. They also contain phytosterols, carotenoid and other antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and polyhydroxinated fatty alcohols along with many many other nutrients. All off these “good for you” morsels of nutrition provide the following advantages to our health:
- Lower cholesterol levels – Avocados are rich in a compound called beta-sitosterol which has been shown to be effective in lowering blood cholesterol levels.
- Strongly Anti-inflammatory – If there is one thing the avocado is known for, it’s this! The antioxidants, phytosterols, and omega-3 fatty acids are all responsible for these awesome anti-inflammatory properties.
- Reduces stroke risk – this is due to the avocados high content of folate.
- Protects against cancer – especially prostrate cancer and breast cancer due to it’s content of oleic acid.
- Fights free radicals – this is due to the fact that avocados contain glutathione (a powerful antioxidant that fights against free radicals in the body)
- Increased nutrition absorption – Avocados help optimize the absorption of carotenoids. Optimal absorption of these fat-soluble phytonutrients requires just the right amount and combination of dietary fats—and that is exactly the combination that is provided by avocado!
- Helps maintain a healthy heart – The vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin E, glutathione, and monounsaturated fats in avocados all contribute to heart health.
I could name quite a few more, but I think this list in itself is enough to convince you of how wonderful avocados are!
So, I’m super excited to share this recipe with you all, because it contains two of my favorite!
AVOCADO OLIVE OMELETTTE
Ingredients: (makes one serving)
- Eggs (1 whole egg and 2 egg whites)
- pinch of garlic powder
- about 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 1 tsp. extra virgin organic unrefined coconut oil
- 1/4 of an avocado cut in slices
- 4-5 black olives (packed in water, not vinegar, and in a bpa free can), sliced in half
1.) In a bowl, whisk eggs, sea salt, and garlic powder together.
2.) Heat coconut oil in a frying pan. Add onions and cook till transparent.
3.) Add egg mixture to frying pan and mix with onions. Cook for about 3 minutes on one side, flip and cook on the other side till done (about another 3-4 minutes).
4.) Transfer omelette to a plate, add avocado and olives to one half of the omelette, fold over and serve.
Easy Peasy and YUM-O! Enjoy! 🙂