The answer is a resounding “YES”! This wonder fruit has so many proven benefits that it’s surprising that not more people are including it in their daily routine.
Here’s a quick introduction before we head into WHY avocados are great.
Native to South Central Mexico and considered a fruit, the avocado is rather unique. Essentially, it’s a large berry containing a single seed. While most fruits consist of mainly carbohydrates, the avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies have proven that it has powerful beneficial effect on the health.
Most people would have had their first encounter with this superfood through guacamole. Would would have thought that something so versatile and delicious could be so nutritious?
Here are the top 5 health benefits of the avocado:
- Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
- Folate: 20% of the RDA.
- Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
- Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
- Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.
- Also contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin).
More Potassium than Bananas
Potassium is one thing that people just don’t get enough of. Being high in this essential macro-mineral, a diet that has sufficient potassium has been proven to support healthy blood pressure levels.
Full of heart-healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids
The avocado is one of the fattiest plant foods that exists. More than 77% of its calories are made up of fat. But this just isn’t any fat. It’s oleic acid, which has been linked to reduce inflammation and have beneficial effects on the genes linked to cancer.
Loaded with Fibre
Compared to other foods, 7% by weight of the fruit is fibre. Fibre is important when it comes to weight loss and metabolic health.
Lower Cholesterol & Triglyceride Levels
Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the world. Several blood markers are linked to an increased risk; including cholesterol, triglycerides, inflammatory and blood pressure.
Studies have shown that avocados can reduce cholesterol levels significantly, reduce blood triglycerides by up to 20% and increase HDL cholesterol (the good stuff) by up to 11%.
There are so many MORE beneficial properties of this amazing fruit. Discover what it can do for you TODAY.