Why You Should Eat Avocados Every day
Coming from an era where communism reigned supreme in Poland, we were lucky to have a fruit or two every year. With almost empty grocery stores strewn across Poland, the best it ever got was a fresh orange or banana. Avocados were unheard, unlike the U.S where Avocados are stocked to the brim in every grocery store.
Avocados can easily be termed as a crowd favorite. They are loved by many and hated by few, if any, and with good reason. If you’ve never tried an avocado before, its smooth and creamy texture might take some getting used to. However, its extremely rich flavor will have you hitting every grocery store in town.
It’s the fruit that vegans live on and everybody else lives for. It has the ability to spruce up a simple meal and fortify a meagre snack. If you’re on the fence about incorporating avocados into your diet, below are a few reasons why you should.
If you’re not eating avocados for their rich taste and creamy nature, you’re probably eating them for their numerous health benefits. This particular fruit is rich in good monounsaturated fats that aid in the reduction of bad cholesterol levels in the body. This boosts weight loss and lower fat along the walls of the arteries among other benefits.
Improved Cardiovascular Health
As previously mentioned, avocados are high in good cholesterol that helps lower bad cholesterol in the body. Additionally, they are rich in oleic acid, folic acid and vitamins B6 that lead to the reduction in cholesterol levels. Research reveals that the aforementioned compounds affect homocysteine levels that normally predisposes the body to the development of heart disease.
Rich In Fiber
Avocados are extremely rich in fiber, a property that is essential in aiding proper digestion and bowel movement. Of course, fiber also plays a crucial role in regulating blood sugar levels in the body.
The most enjoyable way to boost your immune system is by drinking an avocado smoothie or adding it to your salad. This fruit has been found to contain an antioxidant known as glutathione. Antioxidants are known to combat free radicals and prevent the damage they cause the body.
Glutathione and a host of other antioxidants found in avocados not only boosts immunity but improve overall health. For instance, they help improve cognitive health.
In conclusion, avocados are extremely versatile. You can either add them to your smoothie for a creamier and tastier drink or use it on your toast. If you’re looking to do something fancy, why not make some spicy guacamole or add them to sushi?
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