They’re rich, creamy and delicious on a variety of foods, from pizza and salads to smoothies and even cupcakes. Apart from being versatile, avocados are really good for you. Here is why you should add them to your diet more regularly.
- Start Your Morning with Healthy Fats
People usually hear the word 'fat' and freak out, but avocados contain fats that are actually good for you. Lathering a slice of bread with avo in the morning is a great way to get some nutrients before you start your busy day. Added to this, avos make you feel that you're eating something filling because they contain fibre to make you fuller for longer, nipping those hunger cravings that can strike soon after breakfast.
- Kick High Cholesterol in the Butt!
Avocados contain oleic acid that helps to lower your cholesterol levels. This not only keeps your heart healthy but can also prevent strokes. Definitely a good enough reason to chow more avos!
- Boost Your Vitamin Intake
The next time you tuck into an avocado, relish in the fact that this super fruit contains B Vitamins to keep your metabolism healthy and your skin looking gorgeous. It also has Vitamin K which is not always easy to find in foods. This clever nutrient keeps your bones in good condition by maintaining bone density for healthier older years.
- Keep Your Brain Healthy
Don’t you love foods that are both smart and scrummy? Avos meet both requirements by being delicious and good for brain health. According to the book Superfoods Rx: Fourteen Foods Proven to Change Your Life by Dr Steven Pratt, avocados provide many benefits to your brain. These include boosting brain functioning and preventing dementia.
Now, about those delicious avocado cupcakes! Check out this website for a recipe on how to make these to-die-for treats.
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