Health Benefits of Avocado

There’s nothing quite like avocados.

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Avocados are packed with vitamins and healthy fats. Add some more avocado to your diet and you could reap the following benefits.

Better Vision

Your eye tissue contains concentrated amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are phytochemicals (here’s an article explaining more about them). Avocados contain these chemicals, too, and this can help protect your eyes from UV damage.

Curbed Cravings

Avocados are packed with healthy fats keep you feeling fuller, longer. Don’t be scared of all fats, however, because an avocado’s fat and a cheeseburger’s fat are definitely 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.

Daily Nutrients

Avocados contain many vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin B5, B6, C, E, K, Folate, Potassium (more than a banana), Copper, Iron and Zinc.

How Can I Add More Avocado to my Diet?

Avocados are relatively versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes. They taste delicious sliced on top of a sandwich or salad and can easily be whipped into a spread. Guacamole is very easy to makeย and is sure to please at your next party.

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If you’re putting avocado on a sandwich or salad, it’s best to use a less-ripe fruit. Avocados used for guacamole should be soft and ripe. Need tips on cutting an avocado? Click hereย for a good instructional!

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