Avocado: The Super Fruit

Posted On: June 13, 2016 By: David Cabrera Categories: Misc.

If you like to guacamole till you drop, you’ll be excited to learn that the main ingredient in the delicious dip—avocados—makes it a healthy snack! Although known as a high-fat food (the good kind of fat, we promise!), avocados sport an impressive nutritional profile. Let’s break it down:

Plentiful in Potassium: The go-to snack for potassium is usually a banana, but avocados actually contain more potassium per serving! Potassium supports healthy blood pressure and metabolism, so we recommend reaching for an avocado next time you need that boost.

Full of Fiber: Just one serving of this super fruit contains seven grams of fiber, which is 27% of the daily recommended amount. Fiber helps keep you full longer and supports healthy blood sugar levels—two key components for weight loss!

Facts on Fats: Yes; avocados are high in fat. Thankfully, they’re high in oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat. This fatty acid assists in decreasing inflammation in the body and can increase fat burning. It also supports the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K in the body; moreover, combining avocados with other fruits and veggies can help maximize nutrient absorption.

Along with these noteworthy health benefits, avocados are delicious, making it easy to add them into your diet! So, add them to your list and grab a few the next time you hit the market!

Need help picking the perfect avocado? We’ve got you covered. Watch this quick how-to video.

Looking for some avocado recipe inspiration? Check out these recipes below.