There’s nothing quite like them: Smooth, green and just a tad moody. I’m talking about avocados, of course!
Avocados are packed with vitamins and healthy fats. Add some more avocado green to your diet and reap the following benefits (plus more).
Your eye tissue contains concentrated amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are phytochemicals (here’s an article explaining more about these important chemicals). Avocados contain these chemicals which help protect your eyes from UV damage.
Avocados are packed with healthy fats keep you feeling fuller, longer. Don’t be scared of all fats; an avocado and a cheeseburger are not the same thing! Healthy monounsaturated fats, such as those found in avocados and nuts, are helpful for stabilizing blood sugar and potentially lowering cholesterol.
Avocados contain Vitamin B5, B6, C, E, K, Folate, Potassium (more than a banana!), Copper, Iron and Zinc.
Add more of this amazing fruit to your diet. It tastes delicious sliced on top of a sandwich or salad. Also, guacamole is very easy to make and is sure to please at your next party.
Avocados used for sandwich or salad toppers are best used before they fully ripen. Need tips on cutting an avocado? Click here for a good instructional!