Enjoying The Health Benefits of Avocados
It doesn’t take much to make me happy…warm weather, pleasant conversation and slicing into a ripened avocado. This unique fruit is considered a healthy fat with 20 different vitamins and minerals.
Let’s put a cape with a big “S” on this “Super-Fruit” and reference the vitamin contents, which include Vitamins A, K, C, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5, B6, E as well as Folate and more Potassium than bananas. The list continues with Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Phosphorous, Iron, and Zinc. You don’t have to worry about cholesterol or sodium when eating avocados. If you’re concerned about your heart health, avocados are loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids, which reduces inflammation and produces positive effects on genes linked to cancer.
More research needs to be conducted linking avocadoes to cancer prevention and inhibiting the growth of prostate cancer cells. The fiber nutrient in avocados may contribute to weight loss and control blood sugar spikes. Eating avocados regularly may also lower your LDL cholesterol (bad) and triglyceride levels while increasing your HDL (good) cholesterol. Your eyes will benefit from the Lutein and Zeaxanthin, reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Click here for additional health benefits.
So the next time you want a nutritious snack or compliment to your meal, try a Haas Avocado or the “alligator pear” and enjoy the creamy texture with a nutty and buttery taste. You can try my breakfast specialty: avocado spread on wheat toast with soft boiled organic eggs.