Rich, Creamy And Healthy: Avocado Nutrition And Benefits Can Solidify Your Love For The Fruit

Date November 20, 2019 18:07

From guacamole to pasta sauce and even pudding, it seems there’s nothing the humble avocado can’t do.

A quick Google search shows that this awesome fruit can be grilled, chopped, fried, applied as a healthy (and vegan!) substitute for buttery spreads in baking, and used in just about any other way your creativity allows you.

The most important avocado benefits, however, lie beyond its taste!

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What are avocado benefits?

  • Avocado is a trendy and delicious fruit containing nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, vitamin C,K and B vitamins.
  • These green beauties can help you maintain healthy bones, better digestion, lower inflammation and even play a role in fighting cancer and losing weight.

  • More than 75 percent of the fats in avocados are unsaturated. Also known as omega-9s, these fats are the same type found in olive oil and are considered to be "good".
  • Moreover, avocado mono-and polyunsaturated fats, may help reduce blood cholesterol levels and decrease risk for heart disease.

  • Avocados may help not only lower bad cholesterol, they may also increase levels of good cholesterol.
  • Avocados help to regulate blood sugar levels and blood pressure.
  • The vitamin C and vitamin E in avocados help keep skin nourished and glowing, according to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.

  • Likewise, avocado may help with weight loss but only as an additional method in complex with diet ot physical activities.

How to pick an avocado

Here is a trick that will help you to select a perfectly ripe avocado:

  • Instead of pressing your fingers into the peel, lift up the stem enough to see the color underneath.
  • If it's green, you've got a ripe one-it's ready to eat!
  • If it's brown, it's old and is most likely chock-full of brown spots.

If you can't lift the stem at all it means the avocado isn't ripe quite yet. Still, you can buy it and just wait until it's ready to be eaten!

For the sake of our health and our taste buds, let’s all get adding more avo to our meals!

This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.

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