Numerous research shows the powerful benefits that avocados have on our health.
Here are 5 benefits that’ll have you running to the grocery store and stocking up on this delicious fruit.
1. Loaded with fiber
Fiber is an indigestible plant matter that can contribute to weight loss and reduces blood sugar levels. According to authoritynutrition.com, avocados tend to be high in fiber, about 7% by weight, which is extremely high compared to other foods.
2. Low Cholesterol
Heart disease is the most common disease in the world. Nearly 44% of African American men and 40% of African American women have some form of cardiovascular disease that includes heart disease and stroke. That’s almost 1 in 2 African Americans… crazy right? One of the best ways to reduce your risk of heart disease is to manage your cholesterol and eating avocados will do just that.
3. High in antioxidants
According to news-medical.net, antioxidants are a substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products. This includes nutrients called Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which helps protect and maintain eye health. These nutrients are linked to drastically reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Blah blah blah! Just know that avocados are high in antioxidants, something very beneficial to your body and your health!
4. Weight loss
Of course, everyone’s favorite benefit is weight loss! Adding avocados to your diet could help you naturally eat fewer calories. Because avocados are high in fiber and low in carbs, this naturally promotes weight loss as well.
5. Prevents Cancer
Studies have shown that nutrients in avocados may help prevent prostate cancer and also lowers the side effects of chemotherapy in some cells. How awesome is that?
Not only are avocados super beneficial to your health, they’re super yummy!
Whether you add them to your toast, your eggs, a sandwich, or even as guacamole, avocados are sure to provide a variety of nutrients to your body!