Benefits of Avocado

Avocados are one of the best superfoods for mind, body, and spirit. Avocados can be integrated into our lives in a number of ways from avo toast and guacamole, to skin and hair treatments. We all know avocados are both delicious and healthy, but what really is it that is so beneficial about avocado? These facts will have you adding even more avocado to your life.

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  • Avocados are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids, aka “the good fat”. This is linked with reduced inflammation, fighting heart disease, and helps lower bad cholesterol.
  • They are loaded with important vitamins such as K, C, B5, B6, and E, and even have more potassium than bananas.
  • They are known to help protect our eyes because avocados are rich in antioxidants.
  • Eating avocado may help in weight loss due to the high amounts of fiber and low number of carbs.
  • Avocados can also be incorporated into your beauty routine because they are common in anti-aging creams, and shiny hair treatments.
  • Several studies have even found that avocado is a cancer-fighting food.
  • Avocado has many anti-inflammatory properties which directly links to reducing inflammation in joints and muscles which helps with arthritis.

 

Source: authoritynutrition.com, popsugar.com

 

 


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