Not only one of my absolute favourites, but Avocado and tomato toast has multiple health benefits. Did you know that switching butter for avocado can help aide weight loss?! And not only that, but combining a wholegrain or seeded bread with avocado will provide you with at least 10g of your daily fibre requirements (25g/day for females and 30/g day for males).
Avocados – Avocados are a healthy source of monounsaturated fats and vitamin E as well as potassium and fibre. By replacing saturated fats (ie. butter) for a good source of monounsaturated fats such as avocado can help to reduce body weight.
Tomatoes – Full of lycopene (the phytochemical that gives tomatoes its red colour), lycopene promotes antioxidant activity and can help provide protection against cardiovascular disease.
Lemon – Adds a little extra vitamin C to your breakfast, at the same time as preventing the avocado from oxidising and turning brown (similar effect with apples and bananas too!).
Whats your favourite avocado and tomato toast combo? I’d love to hear in the comments below.
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