Avocados are not just for making guac! These healthy fruits are quite unique because they do not contain a lot of carbohydrates like other fruits; however, they do contain a lot of fat – healthy fat!
Although a majority of the calories in an avocado are fat, most of the fat is oleic acid. This is a fatty acid that occurs naturally and is also a high component of olive oil. So why is this good? This fatty acid has anti-inflammatory properties that benefit our bodies and especially the cardiovascular system! Other great benefits of avocados include:
🔥They have over 20 different vitamins and minerals
🔥They contain no cholesterol or sodium and can actually help to lower cholesterol
🔥They contain more potassium than bananas (roughly 20% of daily value compared to roughly 12%)
🔥They contain plenty of fiber, which helps aid in digestion and weight loss
🔥They actually help you absorb nutrients better! Although you may be eating a very healthy meal, your body cannot always absorb all of the nutrients because they need some fat to bind to
🔥Due to their nutrients and healthy fats, avocados may help prevent diseases like cancer
🔥They’re delicious and can add a creamy texture to your meals
Please keep in mind that although we love avocados and their benefits, you still need to maintain a healthy diet and incorporate this superfruit as a complement to your nutrition. If you have any health or medication concerns, please consult with your physician.
Now for the good part – eating avocados! Since avocados are so nutritious and a great source of fat for our bodies, we have plenty of recipes, such as dips, spreads, mousses, and smoothies that contain avocados! Here is just a sample:
🔥Spread half of an avocado on your toast in the morning
🔥Eat half of an avocado as a snack (can drizzle with a teaspoon of honey too)
🔥Make our simple quinoa “burrito” bowl that uses half of an avocado or our eggs over avocado toast recipe.
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