AVOCADO FOR THE SPORTY PERSON
Despite having a reputation as high in fat (160 kcal for 100g), avocado is in fact perfect for athletes. Most of the energy comes from its fat content, mainly composed of mono unsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid mainly) which has a protective role on the cardiovascular system. they are easily burned during exercise and help with fat burning. Avocado also contains lecithin, active in movement cerebral organisation and nerve impulse transmission down to the muscle. Essential for sports! Lecithin also helps regulate cholesterol levels. Low in fibre, you can eat avocado before training, and afterwards too as it has good mineral content (potassium, calcium, magnesium) help to neutralise acidic waste.