Recipe and photo by Usha Menard
© Usha Menard
It’s a match made in health heaven: All that’s missing from one of our favorite ‘anytime’ snacks are omega-3 and omega-6—the two polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential for good health. That’s where Udo’s Oil comes in.
Avocados are nutrient and phytochemical dense fruits (they're technically fruit because they develop from the flower of a plant and have a seed). Avocados are rich in dietary fiber, potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and magnesium. In our house, they're on hand year-round.
Avocados are also rich in monounsaturated fats but contain very little polyunsaturated fats. The body can synthesize all the fats it needs from carbohydrates and proteins, except for omega-3 and omega-6 fats. Hence, they are "essential", just like other essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals. The only way we can get them is directly from our foods or from supplements.
These two essential fatty acids (or EFAs)—omega-3 alpha linolenic acid (ALA) and omega-6 linoleic acid (LA)—are responsible for vital biological functions in every cell (of which the body has trillions) such as membrane structure, growth and division, cell-to-cell communication, gene expression, hormone production, receptor function and energy production.
Sufficient EFA levels are critical to the optimal functioning of the brain, liver, kidneys, heart, and all other glands and organs.
Fresh, unrefined omega-3 and omega-6 oils are perishable, just like other healthy but perishable foods. So, keeping oils fresh is of key importance to health.
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For more information on our award-winning Udo’s Oil Blend and why we created it, go here.
Now that you have a better understanding of how your daily omegas work, it’s time to eat! Give your avocado toast a boost of fresh, certified organic, plant-based omega-3 and -6 by drizzling a little Udo’s Oil on top. Here’s our classic—and ultra simple—recipe:
Makes 1 Serving