Avocado and Tomato: A Very Healthy Combo

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on May 4, 2017 · 0 comments

There are many dynamic duos in nutrition. Two nutrients, when combined, are more powerful than when they work alone.

Combine avocado with tomato in your next salad. The heart healthy monounsaturated fat in avocado helps your body effectively absorb the powerful carotenoid antioxidants found in red, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables. Beta-carotene, the best known of the over 700 carotenoids, gives carrots their bright orange color. Tomatoes are rich in beta-carotene, as well. It provides the raw material needed to form vitamin A in the body. Beta-carotene also helps reduce inflammation, lowers the risk for heart disease, and acts as an internal sunscreen to reduce wrinkles and age spots.

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