When it comes to food I try not to worry too much about fat & calories. I just focus more on eating the RIGHT fats and nutrients, while choosing my calories wisely. One source for “good fats” is the avocado! Avocados are high in mono saturated fats. They can aid in weight loss, reducing inflammation, and preventing disease. Plus, they have a subtle nutty taste with a rich creamy texture and pair well with so many foods! I could definitely eat them on everything, everyday! Here are 7 reasons to eat an avocado a day!
7 Reasons To Eat An Avocado A Day:
Avocados are rich in Omega Fats
Fat is essential for every, single cell in the body. Eating healthy fats supports skin health, enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, and may even help boost the immune system.
Avocados contain a natural plant sterol called beta-sitosterol. Consuming beta-sitosterol and other plant sterols has been known to help maintain healthy cholestrol levels.
Rich in Potassium
Did you know avocados actually have more potassium ounce for ounce than bananas? Potassium helps reduce blood pressure and water retention. Potassium also helps maintain healthy nerve function.
Full of Fiber
Avocados are full of fiber! Fiber is awesome for helping to keep you full. It also helps prevent certain kinds of cancer. In addition it’s known to help lower blood sugar.
Absorption of Other Nutrients
Eating avocados can help you absorb nutrients from other foods as well. Some nutrients are fat soluble – which means they need to be combined with fat in order to be utilized. Adding an avocado to a salad or a smoothie is believed to help increase antioxidant absorption.
These super fruits are also loaded with carotenoids and lutein. These are important for eye health. Avocados have been known to help reduce macular degeneration and cataracts.
Good Source of Magnesium
Finally, they contain a high amount of magnesium. Magnesium is great for a number on reasons: it helps reduce anxiety, eases in calcium absorption, and can help reduce menstrual symptoms & migraines. In turn if you don’t get enough magnesium.
Overall, incorporating more avocados into your daily routine can greatly benefit your health. Plus, they’re delicious!
Want some avocado inspiration? Check out some of my favorite Avocado recipes below.
Less Is More Guacamole
Avocado Green Grape Smoothie
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
The 21 Best Avocado Recipes
Plus, a few of my favorite avocado products: