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Did you know that over 75% of the fat in fresh avocados is naturally good fat making them a great substitute for foods high in bad (saturated) fat. This is an important fact because the Latino culture has an extremely high rate of Type2 diabetes across our country. My father suffers from diabetes and so did his father. It’s important to me that I take the steps now in my life to decrease the risk for myself and my children.
Here are some stats about Hispanics and Type2 diabetes.
- In the U.S. – Hispanics are twice as likely as non-Hispanics to develop type2 diabetes.
- Eating well to maintain a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes.
- Diets rich in foods containing fiber have been found to potentially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Avocados are a satisfying snack with 8% of your daily recommended value (DV) fiber per 1 serving of avocado. Also, remember that fiber adds bulk to your diet and can help provide a feeling of fullness.
- Avocados are virtually the only fruit that contains monounsaturated fat, and they are sodium, cholesterol and trans-fat free.
Here is one of our favorite Avocado recipes. It’s so easy and simple to make. We like to serve with rice, sour cream and salsa. And the best part of course it is made with some delicious, good avocados!
Here’s what you need:
2 cups of pre-cooked chicken. We chose chicken fajita but you can also go with shredded chicken too.
1 cup shredded cheese. We like the Mexican cheese blend.
4 tbsp cilantro
4 tsbp sour cream
1 large Haas Avocado
Here’s what to do:
Add oil to a pan and fry up the chicken and cilantro together just until the cilantro is cooked. My husband likes to have his chicken a little more on the crispy side so we let it cook for a little longer.
Next, get your tortilla lay out and spread sour cream.
Add in your chicken and cilantro mix, add your avocado and cheese and close tortilla to form a burrito.
Put your burrito on the pan face down to and fry until tortilla is browned, we like it crispy. 🙂
We like to add in a little cilantro to our rice and serve with this. We also like to eat this some hot sauce!
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