Benefits of Adding Avocado In Your Diet

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Many foods are healthy and good for you, but it takes a special food to achieve “superfood” status. Avocado is one of the hottest superfoods on the market right now. Its versatility allows it to be added to a number of recipes improving their texture and flavor. Avocados are extremely popular in the health and wellness world because they’re highly nutritious and have been linked to several health benefits.

They are an excellent source of nutrients: Avocados are high in a number of important nutrients, many of which are lacking in modern diets. They have healthy fats, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium and folate. Adding them regularly could help improve overall diet quality.

Healthy for the heart: Avocados are rich in antioxidants and monounsaturated fats which keep the heart healthy and reduce the risk of stroke. Eating avocado can also regulate LDL and HDL levels, as well as blood triglycerides. 

Improves digestion: Avocados are high in fiber. It contains approximately 6-7 gm of fiber per half fruit. Eating foods with natural fiber can help prevent constipation, maintain digestive tract health, and lower the risk of colon cancer.

Great for blood sugar: Unlike other fruits, avocados don’t contain any sugar, and their healthy fats and fiber actually help to stabilize your blood sugar and insulin levels after a meal.

Good for the eyes: Avocado is high in beta-carotene and antioxidants which help improve eyesight. It also contains leutin and zeaxanthin which lowers or delays the risk of cataracts.

Avocados are easily available and incredibly delicious. They can be paired with anything from salads to soups, smoothies, and various other recipes. To keep a cut avocado fresh, you can add lemon juice to it which slows down the oxidation process and prevents it from turning brown. 

So what are you waiting for? If any of these benefits appeal to you, head out and stock up on your avocado supply!   

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