It's good for your brain!
+ Ideas to easily add more avocado into your meals
We used to be told to avoid fat when planning our meals. However, we now know that there are different kinds of fats, many of which are healthy and should be added to our diets for heart and brain health.
A Brigham and Women's Hospital study reported that that women with more monounsaturated fat in their diets performed better on cognitive training tests than women who had more saturated fats in their diet. Avocados are one of the best sources of monounsaturated fats and often recommend in ADHD nutrition plans.
Here are some tips you can try to get more avocado into your diet:
- Mash and mix into mayonnaise for sandwich spreads.
- Blend into fruit smoothies and add honey or maple syrup if you need extra sweetener.
- Make a turkey burger and top with avocado, tomato, and feta.
- Make a dark chocolate avocado truffle. See recipe
- Mix chopped avocado into your scrambled eggs.
- Use as a topping on salads, soups and pizza!
- Cut avocados in half, drizzle with a little olive oil and lemon. Place on your grill for a delicious side dish.
- Make a sour cream substitute by blending:
- 2 avocados
- the juice of 2 limes
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 2 tablespoons of olive or avocado oil
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of pepper
- Check out our Avocado Brain Boosting Brownies
A healthy lifestyle is important to support your brain health and cognitive training. Schedule your free consultation and learn how we can customize an executive function training plan for you, your child, or your clients.