Health Benefits Of Avocado

I have a serious avocado addiction – ask anyone I know. I eat them almost daily and its something I don’t feel guilty about because they are actually really good for you! Finally something I’m obsessed with that isn’t pure sugar haha. Obviously avocados still need to be eaten in moderation but I will get to that in a bit. Here are facts about avocados that may make you like them a bit more:

  • They are high in potassium. They actually have more potassium than bananas!
  • They are high in fiber
  • They lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol
  • They regulate blood sugar levels
  • They prevent birth defects
  • They slow down aging
  • They reduce the risk of stroke
  • They promote healthy bones
  • They protect against eye disease
  • They are anti-inflammatory
  • They aid in weight loss
  • They nourish your skin
  • They strengthen your immune system
  • They improve nutrient absorption
  • They can help prevent the growth and spread of cancerous cells
  • And many more…

Even thought avocados are clearly a superfood, they are high in fat and should be limited in your diet. A recommendation I found was eating 1-2 servings about 2-4 times per week. This is based off these nutrition facts:

In a single 1 oz serving, you’ll find:

  • 45 calories
  • 4 g of fat
  • 30 mg of omega-3 fatty acids
  • 473 mg omega-6 fatty acids
  • Vitamin A – 1% of RDV
  • Vitamin C – 5%
  • Vitamin K – 7%
  • Vitamin E – 3%
  • Vitamin B6 – 4%
  • Folate – 6%
  • Iron – 1%
  • Manganese – 2%
  • Copper – 3%
  • Magnesium – 2%
  • Potassium – 4%
  • Zinc – 1%

Hope you guys learnt something new in this article and will consider adding avocados into your diet!

Sources:

http://www.nutritionsecrets.com/how-much-avocado-eat-daily/

http://thewhoot.com.au/whoot-news/recipes/stop-an-avocado-turning-brown

 

One comment

  1. Erick Stirling

    No wonder “Guac” is extra!

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