A few cool facts about this FRUIT:
- Its key macronutrient is essential for weight loss.
- About 43% of all US households buy them.
- They ripen quicker when placed in a paper bag.
- They're highly alkaline.
- They are the Aztec symbol of love and fertility because they cannot self-pollinate.
- They are the fruit with the highest fiber content!
- They have more potassium than bananas!
So why eat AVOCADOS every day?
Weight loss, healthy skin, and improved nutrient absorption are just a few of the many benefits of getting your daily dose of avocado! There's a widespread misconception that avocados should be eaten sparingly because they are fattening, but avocados don’t contain just any fat...
The Good Fats
77% of the calories in an avocado are from fat, making it one of the fattiest plant foods in existence. But avocados don’t just contain any fat. The majority of the fat is anti-inflammatory oleic acid, making avocados a great defense against chronic inflammation.
Oleic acid also boosts weight loss, gives you beautiful skin and hair, strengthens your immune system, promotes healthy brain function, and supports heart and respiratory health.
The fats in avocado are very resistant to heat-induced oxidation which makes avocado oil a healthy and safe choice for cooking.
They're Full of Fiber!
Avocados have more fiber than any other fruit, about 7% by weight, which is very high compared to most other foods. Getting adequate fiber has a variety of important benefits for weight loss and metabolic health. A diet rich in fiber defends against diabetes, heart disease, and digestive illnesses.
They're a Great Snack During a Juice Cleanse!
If you get hungry while doing a juice cleanse or are doing a partial juice cleanse, an avocado is a great way to satisfy your appetite without sabotaging your results.
Just be sure to drink your raw juice 20-30 minutes BEFORE eating your avocado. Why?
When cold-pressed raw juice is made, the fiber is removed so that your body is able to absorb the nutrients immediately. By having your juice during a meal you consume it with the fiber of the meal, counteracting the whole concept of direct nutrient absorption. Drink your juice beforehand and you'll get the most out of your juice cleanse, you'll get a zing of energy, and you'll prevent yourself from caving to unhealthy cravings.
Rich in Essential Vitamins & Minerals
Avocados are very high in folate which is essential for healthy cell and tissue development. Folate is an important nutrient for pregnant women as it promotes prenatal health and prevents birth defects.
Rich in pantothenic acid, another B-vitamin that helps the body convert food to energy, avocados make it easy to stay fueled throughout the day.
Adding to their anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and skin-beautifying properties, avocados provide antioxidant vitamins C and E.
Vitamin K, found in high concentrations in avocados, is a nutrient that most Americans are deficient in. It's necessary for proper blood clotting, building strong bones, and heart disease prevention.
Avocados are also one of the most potassium-rich foods! Potassium is an essential mineral for the proper functioning of all of your cells, tissues, and organs. Eat more avocados!
Daily Dose of Vitamins & Minerals in 1/2 an Avocado:
- Vitamin K: 26%
- Folate: 20%
- Potassium: 14%
- Vitamin B5: 14%
- Vitamin B6: 13%
- Vitamin E: 10%
- Vitamin C: 17%
- Contains small amounts of Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin A, Phosphorous, B1, B2, and B3.
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