Avocados & Your Health

//Avocados & Your Health

Avocados & Your Health

Avocados help to reduce cholesterol levels, contribute to our overall health, nourish our hair, skin and nails, sustain energy and help keep us feeling full.  

Need a few more reasons to incorporate more avocados into your life:

  1. They’re an excellent source of glutathione. An antioxidant that aids in the prevention of cancer.
  2. They’re high in many different vitamins and minerals. A few of these include, vitamin C, vitamin E, your B vitamins, folic acid, magnesium and iron.
  3. Avocados contain high levels of folate which lowers your risk of stroke and heart disease.
  4. They’re extremely high in fibre. There’s a whopping 10g of fibre in one avocado!
  5. Full of healthy monounsaturated fat which contains oleic acid known to help prevent breast cancer.
  6. Great natural detoxification of the body as they’ll help restore our liver cells.
  7. Great to include as a snack after a run as they’re higher in potassium than bananas.
  8. They lower LDL levels (bad cholesterol) and help increase HDL levels (good cholesterol).
  9. The “good” fats in avocados help your body absorb vitamin A.
  10. And finally, avocados help boost metabolism and maintain satiety.

Want some ideas on how to add more avocado into your life?  Go ahead and add a couple slices of avocado into a sandwich, cube them and add them to your salad, make a healthy Chocolate Mousse, or better yet try my Cold Cucumber & Avocado Dill Soup.

xo,

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2018-04-03T12:51:40+00:00 Your Health|