More Reasons To Love Avocado
Once thought to be too high in fat to be included in a healthy diet, avocados have truly made a comeback now being glorified as a “Superfood.” From helping in weight control, reducing blood pressure and improving your skin, here’s why you should be including this fruit in your diet.
High in heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fats, avocados can help people lose weight by triggering the release of hormones that signal the feeling of fullness. Thus helping to reduce our overall food intake.
Prevention of several diseases
Mono-unsaturated fats are believed to play a role in reducing our blood cholesterol levels, and thus reducing the risk of heart disease such as heart attacks and stroke. Avocados are also believed to help in the prevention of diabetes, controlling blood sugar levels and reducing the risk of metabolic syndrome.
Avocado contains antioxidant carotenoids as well as Vitamins C and E which help protect the skin from environmental damage. These antioxidants also play a role in maintaining eye health.
Provide many vitamins and minerals
As well as being high in mono-unsaturated fats, antioxidants and vitamins C and E, avocados are also an excellent source of dietary fibre, potassium, vitamin K and folic acid.
Make the most of Avocado season by adding this super green food to your weekly shopping list. Avocado can be enjoyed in any meal by adding to salads, using as a healthy spread on sandwiches, in smoothies and even in desserts!
We love avocado on wholegrain toast for breakfast, sprinkled with feta cheese and drizzled with some good quality Extra Virgin Olive oil.
Now that really packs some heart-healthy benefits.