Avocados contain heart healthy monosaturated fats.  They are good for the heart because they are high in folic acid and vitamin B6.  They are a good source of vitamin K, which plays a role in blood and bone function.  Adding avocados to salads increases the absorption of cartenoids (an excellent antioxidant) in the blood stream.  They are a good source of fiber and therefore lower cholesterol levels as well and increase your HDL (good cholesterol). To prevent avocados from turning brown, coat them with lemon juice.

Ingredients

  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 avocado peeled and diced
  • 1/2 of a medium cucumber diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lime or lemon juiced
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 sprigs cilantro chopped finely

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve