When it comes to game day snacks, nothing beats a mouthful of fresh flavor from some creamy, cold guacamole. Crunchy onions, cool avocado, a bite of cilantro, and some vitamin-packed Moringa make for the perfect mix.
That’s right! We added Moringa into this guacamole recipe so that you can get your superfood fix in while you chow down this Superbowl Sunday!
Why This Guacamole Is Great:
Avocado: Avocados are rich in healthy fats and minerals. They contain oleic acid, which may help to reduce inflammation, and their high fiber and potassium content may contribute to weight loss, improved metabolic health, and reduced blood pressure.
Avocados are rich in vitamins K, C, B5, B6, and E, as well as the antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are necessary to eye health. They help the body produce a naturally-occurring chemical called glutathione, which is necessary for proper liver cleansing. The best part? They contain no cholesterol, no sodium, and they are low in saturated fat.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes are a good source of dietary fiber, and are loaded with Vitamins B6, A, C, K, and minerals such as folate, thiamine, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, iron, biotin, molybdenum, niacin, calcium, and chromium. Because they have such a great amount of vitamins and minerals, tomatoes are especially good for stomach health, reducing cholesterol, and reducing blood pressure.
The Vitamin A in tomatoes is very beneficial to eyesight and overall eye health, while calcium and Vitamin K help to strengthen bones. Their rich potassium content aids in heart, brain, kidney, and overall organ system health.
Tomatoes are high in antioxidants such as lycopene, which works to defend our cells against cancer-causing free radicals. Their high antioxidant content are what make tomatoes powerful in preventing and fighting various types of cancer such as prostate, breast, and even lung cancer.
Moringa Powder: Moringa is most well-known for its all-natural energizing affects, which are never followed by a crash. It can aid in mental clarity, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, and boosting your immunity. Packed with various vitamins and minerals, it’s an antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory. Moringa also has strong anti-aging properties, and aids in both flexibility and mobility.
Red Onion: Red onions are full of vitamins and minerals. They contain folate, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and vitamins C, K, and B6. They are also hearty in quercetin – a cancer-fighting bioflavinoid with high antioxidant properties, and chromium – a trace mineral that aids in maintaining healthy glucose levels. Studies have shown that red onions can also improve cardiovascular health and reduce high blood pressure.