5 Reasons to Eat Avocados
Avocados are by far my favorite fat to include in my diet. There are LOTS of reasons that all of us should be eating avocados (unless you are allergic), but I thought I would put together a list of the top reasons you should include avocados into your meals daily.
They are incredibly nutrient dense
Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. They contain vitamins C, E, K, folate, potassium, and the list goes on. They don’t contain any cholesterol or sodium, are relatively low in carbs, and provide you with 15g of healthy fats per serving.
Healthy fats are good for overall health
We all need fats in our diet, and avocados provide us with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are good for the skin, hair, blood sugar levels, and hormone levels.
They help you absorb fat-soluble vitamins better
They help the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients, like vitamins A,D,E and K. We need to eat fats with these fat-soluble nutrients in order for the body to utilize them.
They have more potassium than bananas
Potassium is a nutrient that a lot of people aren’t getting enough of. You get about about 14% of the RDA of potassium from avocados, compared to 10% from bananas. Some studies have shown that having a high potassium intake can help reduce high blood pressure.
Avocados are loaded with fiber
Avocados have lots of fiber that will help our digestive system keep moving along properly. There are about 14g of gut friendly fiber in one avocado, which will help with blood sugar spikes, as well as keep you full for much longer between meals.