While you enjoy this satisfying fresh dish, please see page 1 for a new study that found those who regularly ate avocado could better concentrate and focus when confronted with distractions.
1 avocado, halved and pitted
1/2 organic lemon
Kosher or sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c plain yogurt
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
2/3 c shredded, pre-cooked chicken
1 celery stalk, diced
1 tsp finely chopped dill, or green herb of choice
Scoop out avocado, leaving a small border of fruit on the inner shell. Squeeze lemon juice over the scooped avocado, dice, and set aside. Season avocado shells lightly with salt and pepper. In medium bowl, whisk to combine yogurt and red wine vinegar. Add chicken, celery, dill, and reserved avocado. Toss until coated. Divide between two avocado halves. Serve immediately.
Healthy Insight Think Avocado
Those who are overweight or obese are more likely to face cognitive decline with age. In this study, doctors gave 84 overweight or obese men and women, aged 25 to 45, a daily meal with or without fresh avocado, but the same total calories. After 12 weeks, those eating avocado could better maintain focus on an information-processing task while confronting distractions. Avocado eaters also had higher levels of the carotenoid lutein, which avocado offers in a highly bioavailable form—xanthophyll lutein.
“Avocados could have a specific action in the brain that supports information-processing in particular, or be beneficial for certain cognitive abilities,” doctors said.
Reference: International Journal of
Psychophysiology; 2020, Vol. 148, 13-24
Your Good News!®
We’re dedicated to discovering the benefits of good nutrition and healthy lifestyle, and hope this issue of Natural Insights for Well Being® informs and inspires you to take an active role in your health. Please ask us to assist you with any natural products you would like to know more about.
These articles provide nutritional information only and do not replace professional medical advice.