9 surprising foods that count as one of your five a day

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2. Guacamole

Avocados, guacamole’s main ingredient, are all the rage right now and for good reason. They’re naturally nutrient dense and are the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. If you like yours best served as guacamole, Nicola recommends that you make your own with just with some added tomato, chilli and garlic.

“The danger with shop bought guacamole is that they add extras, such as double cream and salt to add flavour or texture. Check the labels if buying shop-bought guacamole and look for one with no added extras, such as cream, salt or sugar.”

How much? 1 x 5-a-day serving = approximately 2 to 3 tablespoons.

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