We know that avos have good fats. That’s what makes them perfect for an alternative to butter on our toast, but there’s a lot more to them than just good fats!
Avocado is the best thing that happened to sliced bread; I mean, we all love a good avocado on toast for breakfast! Including them along with other hearty fruits and veggies in your diet is sure to leave you at a lower risk for developing health conditions!
Your avocado obsession is beneficial to you, which is the best obsession to have, especially when it comes to your health! Here are ten health and beauty benefits of avocados.
1. Potassium content
Avocados have a high potassium content, even higher than bananas which is a mineral that we sometimes don’t get enough of! The more potassium you have in your diet lowers your risk for heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure, and it even lowers your blood pressure.
2. Increased nutrient absorption
Vitamins A, K, D, and E found in foods like carrots, broccoli, and tuna are better absorbed in your gut with fats. Adding avocado to your meals where you’re consuming these foods gives you a better chance at absorbing these vitamins in your body!
Avocados are high in fiber, so they’re really good at keeping you full for longer and avoiding your energy from being used up quickly like it is with sugar! That is a perfect addition to your diet if you’re trying to lose weight or give your metabolism a boost!
4. Help with vision
Avocados contain the chemicals lutein and zeaxanthin, which are concentrated in the eye and help protect your eye from UV damage. It also helps with the absorption of beta-carotene, which keeps your retina healthy as you age, keeping your vision in top condition!
5. Prevents osteoporosis
Avocados are high in vitamin K, which is just as essential as vitamin D or calcium for bone health. Eating an avocado a day helps you meet a quarter of your daily vitamin K requirements!
6. Good for a growing baby
During pregnancy, moms take a folate supplement to help with the growth of their baby and especially helpful in preventing miscarriage. Avocados contain a significant amount of folate, so pregnant moms should definitely incorporate them into their diet!
7. Lower risk for depression
Folate prevents the build-up of homocysteine which can interfere with the production of your happy hormones like dopamine and serotonin. And with a high folate content, avocados can help lower your risk for depression.
8. Great for your skin
When applied topically, avocado oil can be used to hydrate your skin, and vitamins E and K can help fight signs of aging. It’s also rich in chlorophyll which can help combat the redness and inflammation you get with your breakouts!
9. Great for healthy hair and nails
Avocados are loaded with biotin, which helps keep your hair and nails shiny and healthy. Vitamins B and E are great for keeping dryness and damage at bay, controlling hair fall, and helps repair damage to your scalp!
10. Perfect post-workout snack
Avocados are loaded with the amino acids needed to synthesize muscle repair and recovery! So you might want to save your avo toast for after your intense workout!
Avos are also easy to incorporate into meals; you can easily add them to your salads or even make delightful guacamole to add to your taco night! Don’t forget to pick some up on your next grocery run, so you don’t miss out on all these benefits!
Dr Saadiqah Hajat