An exquisite creamy sauce that favors your eyes, skin, heart and health in general
The antioxidants in avocado reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
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There are exquisite foods that are individually very nutritious and offer multiple benefits to our health. But it happens that some combinations with these ingredients achieve something that goes far beyond a tasty meal and the sum of its proteins, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. For example, if you combine the avocado with the tomato, something special happens.
Why are a red tomato and an avocado a great combination?
The Tomatoes and avocado are rich in nutrients and antioxidants. They favor your skin, eyesight, heart, immune system and help prevent damage caused by free radicals.
Will Bulsiewicz, gastroenterologist and author of Fiber Fueled explains that juicy red tomatoes are high in lycopene, a carotenoid that reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Then the large number of good fats in avocado make lycopene more bioavailable.
Tomato and avocado are a couple of fruits that have great compatibility and that you should prepare them together. So we share the special recipe for this creamy avocado sauce for pasta by Dr. Bulsiewicz.
- 1 pound pasta
- 2 avocados
- 1 lemon, squeezed and grated
- 1 lime
- 2 cloves of garlic
- A bunch of basil
- A handful of cherry tomatoes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Process the avocados, citrus juice, garlic, fresh basil, salt, and pepper until smooth.
- Combine the avocado sauce with the pasta.
- When serving, grate a little lemon, add a little fresh basil, and don’t forget the cherry tomatoes.
Favors your sight
The avocados not only increase the absorption of antioxidants of other foods like tomato, but they are also rich in antioxidants. They contain carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which are very important for eye health and what research indicates reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
Good for your heart
70% of avocado oil is oleic acid, a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. This oil is also the main component of olive oil and helps to reduce:
- The inflammation
- Triglycerides in the blood
- LDL (bad) cholesterol levels,
- Blood pressure
The avocado will also be leaving you fiber and about 20 vitamins and minerals, among which stand out vitamin K, folic acid, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B5, vitamin B6 and vitamin E. As if that were not enough they do not contain cholesterol or sodium. Is there any reason to despise an avocado sauce?
Now that we saw that avocado can enhance the effects of tomato. There are many ways you can enjoy both fruits together, such as fresh soups, salads, tostadas, tacos.