Fad diets come and go, but avocados are here to stay. Lately, everyone seems to want to get their hands on avocados for their proclaimed health benefits and off course, because they’re delicious. (Remember the almost guac-pocalypse? Gasp.)
But this isn’t just another consumer fad that will soon be turned around. They really are powerhouses. Here’s why you should go find an avocado to eat right this second:
Yes, good fat does exist, and avocados are loaded with it. The fat content is why we perceive them as so delicious, but the fat is monounsaturated. Monounsaturated fat is beneficial because it raises HDL levels aka “good” cholesterol which aids in reducing bad cholesterol (LDL). It’s a win, win. Read this article about good versus bad fats to learn more.
Love and Satiety
You know when you eat a food you love, but you end up feeling like a bottomless pit because you can’t stop, won’t stop? Avocados would never do this wrong to you. Avocados are high in fiber, which helps in digestion and also keeps your blood sugar steady. With this, and avocadoes naturally being low in sugar, you feel full and satisfied.
Avocados contain over 20 vitamins and minerals and contain even more potassium per weight than bananas. They are a good source of lutein, which is good for your eyes. In addition, avocados are high in vitamin K, many B vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Basically, avocados are the Beyonce when other fruits are the rest of Destiny’s Child.
Hungry for more information? Find out what else you didn’t know about avocados.
And if that doesn’t convince you, they look great on toast and are pretty in pictures.
So got yourself an avocado? Cool, now let’s guac and roll.
Disclaimer: One avocado on average has 227 calories. Just like all food, they’re healthy in moderate portions.
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