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Vegetables can be helpful for your lungs if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and guacamole is a tasty dip that can spice up all the lung-healthy vegetables you eat. You may believe that this dip is hard to make, but Lung Health Institute offers you a quick and easy 5-ingredient guacamole recipe.

Not only does this recipe take little time to make, but it’ll also help you get many vitamins and minerals that can help your lungs. For instance, the avocado used in our recipe is high in vitamins C, E, K and B-6. It also contains magnesium, potassium and a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

If you have a hard time choosing a ripe avocado, we have a simple tip to help you: an avocado is ripe and ready to eat when you can push in the place where the stem used to be with gentle pressure.

Prep Time | 15 minutes
Servings | 2

 

Macros (per serving)

Protein: 2 grams
Fat: 15 grams
Carbs: 11 grams

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Haas avocado
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (can add more to taste)

 

Instructions

  1. Scoop the flesh of a ripe avocado into a small bowl.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the lime onto the avocado and mash together with a fork.
  3. Mix in the tomato, cilantro and sea salt.
  4. Serve immediately with your favorite vegetables or as a delicious topping to just about any dish.

If you’re not serving the guacamole immediately, keep the pit of the avocado in the bowl with the guacamole and cover the bowl tightly. That way, the guacamole should hold a few hours without turning brown.

The Lung Health Institute health care team is always looking for ways to help you Breathe Easier. For instance, we offer many recipes designed to improve lung health in our 3 Anti-Inflammatory Initiative, or AI2™, plans. Contact one of our patient coordinators today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.

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