As if you needed another reason to indulge, allow me to give you 12. Avocado’s make any salad, sandwich or breakfast dish delicious and highly nutritious. If you’ve ever felt like you could literally live off chips and guacamole… you’re not alone. Apart from being the most delish berry (yes, Avocado’s are technically a berry), this green fruit is considered one of the healthiest foods in the world.
- So Many Vitamins!
It’s a common trend by those trying to be healthier to take supplements and daily vitamins to get your body what it needs, but the most effective and natural way to do this is to eat foods with a large variety of vitamins in them. Avocados are a good source of vitamin K, vitamin B6, vitamin E, and vitamin C.
2. More Potassium than Bananas
Banana’s we love you too, but Avocados simply have you beat in the Potassium category. Potassium is one of those life-crucial minerals our primary organs need to function properly affecting our heart, kidneys and entire nervous system. Getting an adequate amount of potassium in your diet is essential for you to fight and prevent diseases and maintain your organs healthy.
Antioxidants protect our bodies from the damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals are harmful molecules that occur naturally in our bodies after digestion, and also in pollutants in our environment. Antioxidants are essential for aging slowly and gracefully, and preventing and fighting major diseases including cancer. Avocados contain a high level of Carotenoids which act as antioxidants in our bodies.
Avocados contain 8% of our daily value for fiber, which is essential for our bodies to rid toxins and keep us regular. Fiber can be difficult to find in our diet and is mostly found in leafy greens, yet it is essential for proper bodily function, ridding waste, and preventing illness.
5. Vitamin E
6. Absorb Nutrients
It is essential for achieving optimal health that our bodies get a wide array of nutrients, but did you know your body does not always absorb all of the nutrients that you take in? Adding avocado to your diet, especially eating it with other fruits and vegetables allows our bodies to absorb the nutrients we are consuming.
7. Good Fat
Avocados are a great source of good fat (monounsaturated fat), which is essential for weight loss. Our major organs, such as our brain, need fat to function properly. Without good fats in our diets, our organs will not function properly, and our bodies will store fat in our bodies.
8. Weight Loss
Avocados are typically only 150-250 calories each so serves as a great replacement for spreads on toast, or to get nutrition without the calories. Avocado is a great source of good fats, contain no sugars and are proven to reduce belly fat.
9. Because it’s Delicious
Let’s not forget, good food doesn’t taste like a cardboard box for a reason. Avocados are a great example of food that is extremely healthy for us and is fun to experiment with in different dishes. Whether mashing up for a traditional guacamole dip, adding it to toast in the morning, or even eating it à la carte, Avocado’s are a guilt-free way to put a smile on your face.