Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad

Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad

MenoLabs Recipes | Fri, Nov 06, 2020

Do you love avocados?  Do you love tuna?  Then you will love these tuna salad stuffed avocados!

Avocado is a great source of dietary fiber, which can improve digestive health. On average, avocado provides 10 grams of dietary fiber per cup. Fiber is crucial to promoting probiotic health. A fiber-rich diet can help feed your gut microbiome.

Did You Know

Probiotics are a form of good bacteria, and what bacteria need above anything else are nutrients. Probiotics are not as effective without the proper nutrients to help stimulate their growth and health in the gut. So what nutrients do probiotics need? The key player in probiotic health is fiber. Fiber is crucial to promoting probiotic health. A fiber-rich diet can help feed probiotics.

But how does fiber help probiotic health? There are two types of fibers that the body needs: soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fibers are fibers that easily dissolve in water and turn into a gel-like substance that aids digestion in a number of ways. It can help improve your body's blood glucose levels and may help lower the risk of diabetes.

Insoluble fibers are fibers that do not dissolve in water. These fibers pass through your digestive tract and help soften stool so that waste can pass through your body easier. These fibers primarily help improve and maintain regularity, but they also help support insulin sensitivity, which also decreases the risk of developing diabetes. 

When combined with probiotics, both of these fiber types help properly extract nutrients from food and expel waste from the body with more ease. Both of these fibers are necessary for probiotics to function properly and help prevent excess fats from being stored during a weight loss regimen.

Fiber helps feed your gut microbiome

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp. chopped onion 
  • 5 oz. cooked or canned tuna
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Fresh ground pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Cut the avocado in half and scoop the middle of both avocado halves into a bowl, leaving a shell of avocado flesh about 1/4-inch thick.
  2. Add lemon juice and onion to the avocado in the bowl and mash together. Add tuna, salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Taste and adjust if needed.
  3. Fill avocados with tuna salad and serve.

(Recipe adapted from Cook Eat Well)

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