All hail, avocado toast! These green goddesses have it all—omega-3s, protein, fiber (half an avocado contains a quarter of your recommended value for the day), vitamin E, and more potassium than you’ll find in a banana, says White. Those nutrients come with a big payoff: New research published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology found that eating one to one and a half avocados per day (in place of other foods high in saturated fat) significantly reduced levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
This is the perfect bread to feed your avocado-toast habit, says Gomer. Baked goods made from sprouted grains—meaning they have been allowed to germinate—actually have a lower impact on blood sugar levels compared to other whole-grain bread with the same amount of carbs, according to research published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. Plus, researchers found they triggered a greater post-toast increase in GLP-1, a powerful satiety hormone that’s linked to maintaining a healthy weight.