avacados

Awesome Avocados

To be quite frank, the texture of avocados is not my personal favorite. I’v never loved wet, squishy foods. This includes cereal with milk, salsa, pickles, ex…YUCK.

However, avocados are quite the fruit rage, so I decided to write a post on its health benefits.

Shot of a sliced avocado on a table

1.) Avocado is nutritious. It has a good flavor, rich texture and is high in healthy fats. 26% of Vitamin K , 20% folate and 17% Vitamin C daily needs are only the basis of the “alligator pear” benefits.

The yellow-green flesh inside the fruit is eaten, but the skin and seed are discarded.

2.) Potassium is a vital mineral that most people don’t get enough of. Avocados are very high in potassium, more so than bananas, which supports healthy blood pressure levels!

3.) 77% of avocado calories come from healthy monounsaturated fats. These fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood therefore lowering your risk of heart disease and stroke. They provide nutrients to help maintain and develop your body’s cells.

4.) Avocados are rich in fiber, which can have various benefits for weight loss and metabolic health. Women under the age of 50 are recommended to eat 21-25 grams of fiber each and every day.

5.) As a girl who is almost half blind, (haha) this next fact almost convinces me to eat this wet, squishy fruit! Avocados are loaded with antioxidants that are important for eye health. Lutein and Zeaxanthin lower the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.

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This creamy, rich, fatty textured fruit can easily be incorporated into your diet. Add them to salads and various recipes, or you can simply scoop them out with a spoon and eat it plain. An avocado often takes some time to ripen and it should feel slightly soft when ripe.

I hope you enjoyed this post!  Love, FitTeen Maddy

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