This Is What Will Happen When You Eat Avocados Every Day!

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Avocados may have a range of health benefits, including improving digestion, decreasing the risk of depression, and protecting against cancer.


Also known as an alligator pear or butter fruit, avocados are actually a type of berry. They grow in warm climates. Avocados provide a substantial amount of monounsaturated fatty acids and are rich in many vitamins and minerals. Incorporating them into a varied, healthy diet can provide a number of benefits.
This Is What Will Happen When You Eat Avocados Every Day!
This Is What Will Happen When You Eat Avocados Every Day!
Benefits: A diet that contains a variety of fruits and vegetables can provide numerous health benefits trusted. It may, for example, reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, and weight moderation.

Here are four reasons that you should consider eating a little bit of avocado each day.


1. You May Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease: Heart disease is the number 1 killer in the United States, affecting nearly 27 million adults, so it only makes sense that we would want to protect ourselves by being more health-conscious in our dietary choices. 

Avocados have been shown to positively benefit our cardiovascular system in a number of ways due to its low saturated fat and high unsaturated fat content (predominantly the monounsaturated fat (MUFA) variety). Consuming excess saturated fat (>10% of total calories) may raise your LDL and HDL cholesterol and triglycerides. On the contrary, consuming adequate unsaturated fat in your diet may help lower LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol), maintain HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and potentially improve your insulin sensitivity.

In addition its nutritious fat content, avocados also contain a potent mix of nutrients (e.g., potassium and lutein), including plenty of antioxidants such as carotenoids, called xanthophylls and phenols. These compounds can help prevent inflammation and oxidative stress in the blood vessels while facilitating improved blood flow.

2. You May Have An Easier Time Maintaining Your Weight: Eating fat to lose fat; who would have thought? Avocados can help with weight loss and maintaining a healthy BMI by promoting a feeling of satiety. A recent study showed that including avocado in meals helped extend feelings of fullness and reduced the desire to overindulge. The belly-filling properties of avocados is aided by their high fiber content, about 14g per fruit on average. In addition, higher avocado consumption has been associated with smaller waistlines and lower BMIs in observational studies. Lastly, some research has even shown that weight-loss diets higher in MUFA, like the kind avocados are packed with, may prove healthier for your heart than low-fat weight-loss diets.

3. You Might Reduce Your Risk of Cancer: Avocados provide us with numerous phytochemicals that may help prevent cancer, including the previously discussed xanthophylls and phenols. A protein compound called glutathione, along with the xanthophyll lutein (both found in avocados), has been associated with decreased rates of oral cancer. Preliminary data also show promising results for avocados’ potential role in reducing risk of both breast and prostate cancers

Additionally, preliminary studies demonstrate that a specific type of fav derived from avocados is able to exert anti-cancer effects on acute myeloid leukaemia cells. Together, these studies show that further research needs to be conducted to draw more conclusive results.


4. You Will Protect Your Skin and Eyes Well into Old Age: As it turns out, avocado carotenoids do quite a number of things for our bodies. Both lutein and another compound found in avocados called zeaxanthin can slow age-related ocular decline and prevent vision dysfunction. In addition, these same two nutrients also act as buffers against oxidative UV damage, keeping our skin smooth and healthy. The bioavailability (ease of absorption by our body) of carotenoids from avocados compared to many other fruits and vegetables makes eating avocados every day a sensible choice.

Recipes to try:
  • Avocado Smoothie
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup low-fat yoghurt
  • ½ cup orange juice
OPTIONAL: a handful of ice

Combine ingredients into blender and mix.

Bacon Peach Guacamole
  • 1 ripe peach
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ¼ red onion, minced
  • 2 strips bacon, crisped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Cut peaches into small dice and place them in a bowl. Mash avocados and combine them with peaches. Crisp bacon in skillet, dice and add to bowl. Mince onion and add to guacamole. Enjoy with whole-grain tortilla chips.

Aside from the multitude of health benefits, avocados have the extra bonus of being a tasty, creamy food that can be incorporated into shakes, desserts, dips, and toppings. 

So don’t be afraid to add avocado!

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