Grow A Healthy Lifestyle with New Zealand Avocado

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

It’s all about health conscious nowadays don’t you think? Even our Prime Minister Lee is advocating Singaporeans to drinking and eating healthy. If eating is what you do best (just like me), try to incorporate healthy food into your diet. I can only think of one right now, and that’s the super fruit – avocado!

I wasn’t a big fan of avocado previously, it’s over the years where dishes started having avocado in them and that’s when I started gaining my likes for them. Before you know it, avocado dishes are everywhere. You’ve got avocado toast, avocado smoothie, and eggs ben with avocado.

But why avocado?

  • They are natural and nutritionally rich whole food, and it is safe for people of all ages to consume.
  • They are packed with nutrients, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and contain good healthy fats. Nearly 20 nutrients and phytonutrients can be found in this small fruit and best of all, it’s low in calories, cholesterol-free and rich in vitamins.
  • They are being recognised for managing high blood cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, decreasing the risk of diabetes and other coronary heart/artery diseases.
  • They are a great source of fibre. It helps improve bowel movements and makes you feel fuller while you eat lesser. Shred that extra kilo around your waist with the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.

Fun fact: a ripe avocado is usually in a darker shade, almost like dark brown/green. You can also press the tip/stem of the avocado if you can press it down means it's ripe.

Why settle for the less, when you can get more? New Zealand Avocado combined with New Zealand farming standards, provide clean fertile soils that aim to produce the best premium avocados in the market.

The difference with New Zealand Avocado is that it contains double the amount of vitamin B6 and 20% more folate – a nutrient for growth in children and pregnant mothers – as compared to other avocados.

Here's my rendition of an avocado dish, Spicy Chicken and Avocado Wrap
From now till March 2018, New Zealand Avocado has started their launch for its Healthy Lifestyle campaign in Singapore. They will be partnering with restaurants in Singapore, where they will be creating their own special New Zealand Avocado dishes.

Participating restaurants include Moa Tiki New Zealand Bar & Grill, Grain Traders, Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro, Konditori Artisanal European Bakery, Creme Maison Bakery and much more.
Moa Tiki New Zealand Bar & Grill’s Vanilla Ice Cream Sprinkled with Avocado Bits
Five lucky winners will win dining vouchers at their favourite restaurant, to join the contest, simply:
  • Follow and your favourite participating restaurants on Facebook or Instagram.
  • Comment and tag in any of your favourite avocado dish from your choice of participating restaurants.
At the end of the campaign, one restaurant will be crowned New Zealand Avocado restaurant of the year.

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