What’s your favorite way to avocado?
On toast, in salads, smoothies or fried – it doesn’t matter how you slice it (forgive the pun) avocados are here to stay. Recently avocados have become recognized for their ridiculous number of health benefits. So much that nutritionists and healthcare professionals have labeled them a “superfood” for their combination of nutrients, proteins, and “healthy” fats.
Avocados are absolutely packed with vitamins and minerals – a small 3 oz serving contains plenty of Vitamins K, C, B5, B6, E, Folate, and Potassium (more than our beloved banana!). Low in saturated fat, they contain neither cholesterol nor sodium, and are a “low-carb” food, with most carbohydrates present being in the form of fiber (don’t worry, this means it’s the good kind of carbs).
One of the most-touted benefits of avocado consumption is their concentration of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids or “good fats”. Additionally, the fats in avocados can help the body to absorb the nutrients in plant-based foods, including Vitamins A,D,E, and K, as well as antioxidants.
Gotta love those antioxidants! Avocados may be an actual miracle fruit, studies suggest that they could be beneficial in preventing cancer, reducing symptoms of arthritis, and yes aiding weight loss.
With so many healthy benefits, adding avocado’s to your diet is a no brainer — oh, and of course they’re delicious!
Here’s what you could be missing if you’re not eating avocados…