Avocados are quickly becoming one of the top “super foods” for promoting good health. Goodness knows they’ve always been one of my super foods for their deliciousness!
Packed with potassium, magnesium, and Vitamins C, E, K1, and B6, avocados are also rich in monounsaturated fats, which are more commonly known as ‘good fats’. They have also a high amount of minerals and phytonutrients that promote a faster wound healing.
If you haven’t given avocados a chance yet, here are a few good reasons to add them to your regular diet.
1. They help fight against stress and oxidation
If you experience high levels of stress – and who doesn’t these days – try avocado. They contain substantial amounts of antioxidants such as catechins and phenolic, which are responsible for helping you handle stress. They can also protect your body against oxidation.
2. They can help you achieve youthful and glowing skin
Skin ageing? Fine lines? Stubborn dark spots? Wrinkles? Avocados can help to diminish these skin problems. Regular consumption of avocados can protect your skin from the harmful free radicals associated with premature skin ageing. Plus they can help you gain a clearer complexion at any age.
3. They promote brain health
Research has shown that avocados are loaded with the monounsaturated fat that helps boost memory and brain function. If you struggle to recall even simple, important information, eating avocados may help to sharpen your memory. Just think of them as beautiful brain food.
These monounsaturated fats can also improve neurotransmission and brain activity. Some studies have even suggested that avocados may offer anti-convulsant effects for seizures. Wow!
4. Avocado enhances weight loss
Because of their high water content and low salt content, avocado can be a great way to keep you sated and eliminate those hunger cravings – a delicious way to support weight loss.
5. Avocado helps relieve arthritis pain
Suffering excruciating arthritis-related discomfort? Avocado might be an effective, and natural solution for you. It has a compound that may help reduce the stiffness and pain associated with arthritis. It can also improve joint function and promote more comfort in everyday movement.
This is just a short list of the benefits of incorporating avocado into your diet. It’s a delicious, versatile food that can be used in so many ways in a variety of recipes. Every day, scientists and researchers are finding more and more advantages to consuming avocado; give them a try!
Try whizzing your avocado with a smidge of garlic in the food processor for a super-simple guacamole. We live on this in summer!
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