Americans love their chips and dips. The problem is that they do not eat the right dips. Some can be very healthy and provide nutrients that people’s diet might be missing. Some are just fun to eat but do not have the nutritional content. What are some healthy dips? Salsa, spicy guacamole dip, hummus and other yogurt based dips are full of a lot the things we need but don’t get.
Eating more fruits, vegetables and beans has been found to help people lose weight (and keep it off) and can help us fight certain conditions and prevent others. Eating them at least three times a day can lower your risk of stroke. Eating legumes lowers people’s risk of heart disease. Nearly 90% of people in the United States do not eat enough vegetables. It is recommended that people eat a cup and a half of beans each week but few people do that. Hummus, made from chick peas is full of them. In fact just two tablespoons and that recommendation has been met for the week. People who eat a diet with lots of hummus weigh less and have a smaller waist than people who do not.
New studies have found that people who eat a diet rich in avocados can lower their bad cholesterol in about a week. So all that spicy guacamole dip is really doing something more than delighting your mouth. It is helping you lead a healthier life.
The Benefits of Spicy Guacamole Dip
It is full of the good fat. Guacamole dips are full of monounsaturated fat, the good kind. This kind of fat that helps your health and lowers your blood pressure.
Spicy guacamole dip is full of vitamins C and E. Vitamin C is very beneficial for your skin, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. Plus, it prevents that nasty scruvy. The avocado, tomato and lime used in most spicy guacamole dips can provide about 50 milligrams of vitamin C. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects from the aging process. Evacuees are bursting with it.
It is very good for your digestive health. Most of the ingredients in spicy guacamole dip have a good amount of fiber in them, which is very good at pushing food along the digestive path. The Niacin and vitamin B6 are also great for the digestive system. Spicy foods tend to rev up the metabolism and help make you think you are full sooner. Both help people who are looking to lose a few pounds.
Fresh guacamole dips go well with most dishes but adding spicy hummus or salsa dip to a meal or party adds great flavor and healthy eating. They also add a freshness and fun that every meal and party can use.
Do you love guacamole, salsa and hummus? Tell us why in the comments. We would love to hear your thoughts snd comments.