Why You Need To Eat Avocados
Naturally, I am a super fan of avocadoes, and whether it is healthy or not, I just love the buttery feeling it leaves on the tongue. I came across an article about the benefits of avocadoes written by Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, who is a Health’s contributing nutrition editor, a New York Times best-selling author, and a consultant for the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets. Knowing that one of my favorite foods is beneficiary to our health is simply amazing and makes me want to eat more every day!
All right, let us get back to the main reason you are reading this article; why you need to eat avocados. Avocado is a rich, delightful yet satisfying food you can add to your cart whenever you visit the farmer’s market. Furthermore, it is a type of food you don’t want to run out of, want to know why? It is a luscious fruit that contains good fat wrapped with diseases fighting antioxidants, nearly twenty different minerals and vitamins as well as anti-aging properties…I certainly want to keep my youthful look!
In addition, a study shows that people who eat avocado regularly have higher intakes of potassium, magnesium, fiber, vitamin E, and K. one of the favorite things I love about this fruit is its versatility; even though I love eating them directly, you can cook with them. So, in case you are tired of eating avocados, you can try out new avocado inspired recipes! Below are some of the benefits of avocados.
Avocado serves as nutrient boosters
As already, speculated above, avocados are good sources of antioxidants; eating them at mealtime can help your body absorb antioxidants from other healthy foods. Moreover, a study proves that people who ate salads and salsa topped with 2.5 tablespoons of avocado incorporated over eight times more alpha-carotene and thirteen times more beta-carotene-phytonutrients, which prevents cancer and heart-related disease. Also, pairing avocado and tomato sauce and carrots enhances absorption of vegetable vitamin A, which is an essential nutrient needed for vision, immunity, and healthy skin.
It reduces bad cholesterol and enhances good cholesterol
The monounsaturated fatty acids in avocados help to reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and increases HDL (good cholesterol) levels in your body. This effect helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases. Furthermore, a recent UCLA revealed some amazing heart-protective effects of avocado consumption. They compared eating a burger without avocado, the addition of half of a Hass eliminated the production of compounds that trigger inflammation, improved blood flow, did not increase blood fats beyond the quantity raised by eating burger alone.
Here is another awesome fact about avocados, they are sources of potassium, which by the way is a nutrient that aids the reduction of blood pressure by acting as a natural diuretic to wash out excess sodium and fluid from the body. In essence, it relieves pressure on the heart and arteries- avocado can stop bloating!
It serves as the perfect weight management companion
Before now, everyone, including me associated every fat as bad for the health, and a significant instigator of weight gain, but over time, some of us have come to realize that there are good fats and bad fats, and eating the right fat can make you lose weight. Avocado eaters tend to weigh less and have smaller waists, even without low-calorie intake because avocados are plant-based fats that provide antioxidants and prevent inflammation.
It does more than savory your dishes
Believe it or not, avocados can serve as delicious fruit smoothies, fruit tacos (got the fruit idea from Cynthia Sass), whipped it into chocolate pudding, and the perfect substitute for butter when baking or simply eating bread. Try replacing each tablespoon of butter in recipes such as cupcakes, and brownies with half a tablespoon of avocado and thank me later. It will reduce calories, upgrade the nutritional quality of your favorite dishes, and still give you the creamy texture.
It serves as a satiety booster
One practical way to manage weight loss is to stop eating, but it is impractical not to eat when your stomach is growling, and it can reduce your productivity. The solution is not to feel hungry isn’t it? Well, avocados will do that trick. Avocados contain good fat that helps slow stomach emptying, which keeps you fuller longer and delays the return of hunger.
Furthermore, they provide about 22 grams of fat each that are mostly as heart-healthy MUFAs, which can help you achieve the no-hunger diet plan. In addition, a recent study proves that people who eat avocados during mealtime tend to stay satisfied longer than people who do not eat avocados.
In conclusion, living a healthy lifestyle is not just beneficial to you, but it extends to your loved ones; ensure you stay healthy not just for you, but for people around you. Also, encourage your loved ones to eat healthly, and if you have kids, catch them young; let them know the importance of eating healthy. Lastly, look for delicious ways to prepare your healthy ingredients; it will encourage your kids, and people around you to eat well.