Yes, avocados taste amazing. But you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what they can do for your heart, mind, and skin.
Frank Lipman, MD, a New York Times best-selling author, says that avocados are one of nature’s “little miracle foods,” and he recommends eating them several times a week.
You can put it in your favorite smoothies or make some delicious guacamole with it.
1. Your cholesterol level goes down.
Even though avocados have a bad reputation for being high in calories and fat (half of an avocado has 113 calories and 10 grams of fat), most of the fat they contain is healthy monounsaturated fat. Good fat raises the good HDL cholesterol in your body and lowers the bad LDL cholesterol.
2. You have better digestion
Just under 5 grams of fiber can be found in half an avocado (depending on the size). Megan Ware, RDN, a nutritionist, says that eating an avocado every day can help you avoid constipation and keep your digestion healthy. This high-fiber fruit will also make you feel fuller for longer. Adding slices of avocado to your toast, sandwich, or salad can help you feel full for up to three hours.
3. You are safe from sickness and infection
WebMD says that avocados are a good source of B vitamins, which help protect against disease and infection. They are also full of vitamins C and E and natural chemicals from plants that may help prevent cancer. Ware says that avocados may help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration because they have a lot of antioxidant phytochemicals like lutein and zeaxanthin.
4. You’ll Sleep Better
Avocados not only taste good, but they also have a lot of magnesium in them (19.5 milligrams for half an avocado), which is a nutrient that helps reduce stress, says nutritionist Elise Museles. Make sure to wash the avocado before you eat it.
5. You’ll look healthy and beautiful
This amazing superfood also makes your skin glow, your eyes shine, and your hair look shiny. Because it has vitamins that can be stored in fat and monounsaturated fats. Medical News Today says that these benefits come from eating avocados, but there are also benefits to putting avocados on your skin. Here’s a way to make avocados ripen in less than ten minutes.