31 grams of fat per avocado...a super food? Yup, 2/3 of this fat is of the monounsaturated variety (good fat) which has been shown to help lower total cholesterol. Full of soluble and insoluble fibre, avocadoes help to maintain a healthy digestive system. Because of the soluble fibre and oleic acid in avocadoes, they can help quickly satiate hunger which assists in weight loss. In addition, avocadoes also pack powerful phytochemicals that fight against cancer, eye disease, and heart disease and help you to absorb more nutrients out of fruits and vegetables. Recipe Tip: Toss some chopped avocado on a salad, soup, or in a smoothie. Grab some today at Green Soul Organics. Show your gym card for a discount!
Asparagus is a great vegetable for people who are physically active. It supplies almost 66% of the daily recommended intake of folate, which is crucial for red blood cell synthesis and preventing iron deficiency anemia. In addition, it is high in vitamin K content, which is important for chelating calcium to help build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis. Asparagus also contains a special kind of carbohydrate called inulin that promotes the formation of a health-friendly bacteria in our large intestine. So, stop by Green Soul Organics and pick some up today! Show your Tofino Fitness membership card and get a discount.
This week's super food combats cholesterol, heart disease and cancer all at once. Artichokes have high choleretic activity meaning they promote bile secretion. Bile binds cholesterol, decreasing the formation of arterial plaque, in turn decreasing your risk of heart disease and stroke. The heart of an artichoke also provides a group of flavonoids called silymarin which are potent anti-inflammatories that help to ward off cancer. Artichokes are also rich in B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, and pantothenic acid that are essential for optimum cellular metabolic functions, essential to good overall physical health. Click here for a delicious artichoke recipe. Show your membership card at Green Soul Organics for a discount...that ain't no choke!
This week's super food is filled with vitamins A and C, potassium and copper. Vitamin A and C are anti-oxidants which reduce the incidence of free radical damage, heart disease and tumorous cancer growths. Apples also contain both soluble and insoluble fibre, which promote heart and digestive health. The skin of an apple also contains a special flavonoid called quercetin, which reduces the risk of cancer. Stop by Green Soul Organics today and get a discount with your gym membership card...how you like them apples!