Avocados are so much more than just everyone’s favourite breakfast (smashed avo IS everyone’s favourite, right?!). The unique fruit also has an abundance of health benefits, as well as being super versatile, making it a must-have in your kitchen! Don’t believe us? Keep reading, we’ll convince you…
1. They actually contain more potassium than bananas
This might be hard to believe, because bananas are well known for their potassium content, but avocados actually have about 4% more. This is linked to reducing blood pressure, which then reduces the risk of heart attacks, stroke and kidney failure.
2. Avocados are full of good fats
This isn’t exactly news, but the benefits of the fat content might be! The good fats actually help us absorb nutrients, by moving the nutrients from your digestive tract to your body (where they can actually be used!)
3. Help you lose weight
Despite their fat content, avocados are actually a weight loss friendly food. A study conducted showed that people had a 28% decreased desire to eat over the next 5 hours, compared to people who didn’t include avo in their meals. This means that in the long term, eating avocado with your meals may naturally make you eat less!
4. Avocado can protect your eyes
Avocados are super high in antioxidants, and have the ability to absorb antioxidants from other food. This includes the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin which are very important for eye health!
Avocado really is a super food! Enjoy your guac over the holiday period!