The Healthy benefits to eating avocados
Avocados are one of the superfoods that can provide you with a lot of nutrients and health benefits.
This fruit, often used as a vegetable, is native to central america and come in different varieties. They are also known as butter pear or an alligator pear and are unique as a fruit as it also contains oil.
The list below gives good reason why you should be eating this natural food everyday and that it can be eaten on its own or mixed well with other foods.
The end of the article also includes some Avocado tips.
Eating a avocado a day may just keep the doctor away!
1. Relax. Avocados won’t make you fat!
The heyday of food-fat-phobia is over. If you’re still avoiding avocados because of some misguided, left-over-from-the-80’s belief that avocados will make you fat, you’re barking up the wrong tree. You’re also missing out on an excellent source of monounsaturated fat – the good fat also found in olive oil – that helps boost heart health.
What’s more, those good fat and fiber-rich avocados can also help curb hunger. Studies indicate that meals which include avocado tend to increase feelings of satiety for longer than those without, so consider adding a few avocado slices to your daily diet to help tame between-meal munchies.
2. An avocado is a creamy, delicious, nutrient-bomb.
As with many superfoods, it’s what’s inside that counts, and avocados are a nutritional goldmine. What’s inside? In addition to “good” monounsaturated fat, avocados pack plenty of health-boosting nutrients to help your body thrive. Underneath the tough green exterior lies over 14 minerals; protein, complete, with all 18 essential amino acids; soluble fiber, to trap excess cholesterol and send it out of the system; phytosterols; polyphenols; carotenoids; omega 3s; vitamins B-complex, C, E and K, to name a few.
3. They do amazing things for your long-term health.
OK, so avocados are packed with nutrition, but what does it all mean in practical terms? It means a belly that feels fuller longer; a brain that’s being well-supplied with the nutrients needed to function optimally now and down the road; and a body that’s receiving the nutrition it needs to help protect it from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, degenerative eye and brain diseases.
What’s more, all those nutrients, good fats and fiber in avocados can help naturally lower LDL and raise your good HDL cholesterol, help regulate blood sugar and tamp down inflammation throughout the body and brain. With benefits like these, it’s easy to see why it’s called a superfood.
See the next page for the rest of the reasons including how to expedite ripening and how they could be a life saver!