Vegan and Vegetarian Athlete Diet


Avocados For Athletes

 

Regular exercise and athletic competitions are activities that require lots of energy.  In an effort to maintain optimal nutrition to fuel your body, California Avocados are a wonderful addition to your diet.  A healthy diet containing carbohydrates, lean proteins and good fats is essential to your performance while being active.  Fresh California Avocados provide vital nutrients and phytochemicals that are a natural fuel for your body. There are 13 vitamins that the body absolutely needs: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate).  Avocados contain over 20 vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients that help build a healthy diet.

 

Avocados Contribute Good Fats


California Avocados are naturally sodium-free and cholesterol free and act as a nutrient booster by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha- and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.  Avocados contribute good fats to one's diet by providing both mono and polyunsaturated fats.  Avocados are naturally a good source of healthy fat content and offer a great substitute for foods rich in saturated fat.


Avocados Maintain Cholesterol


Avocados also contain beta-sitosterol which is a natural plant sterol which may help to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.