Benefits Of Adding Avocados Into Your Diet

So what exactly is that green garnish commonly found on tacos and fajitas? It’s most likely guacamole, which is just a mashed avocado with seasonings! Avocado’s have become extremely popular, and is considered a superfood! Eating avocados daily will only benefit your health.

Photo taken from Gluten Free Gigi

Photo taken from Gluten Free Gigi

Avocados are grown in Mexico , on a tree called Persea Americana. They are considered a fruit and have a nutty flavor to them. Avocados are soft and creamy, which makes it easily digestible and appetizing. To pick the perfect avocado from the produce section, simply hold one in the palm of your hands, and feel for tenderness. Not too soft though! Overly squishy avocados could be considered rotted. You may also choose a more firm avocado, which you can simply ripen at home. It may take a few days to be ready to eat, but may be beneficial if you bought the fruit for a recipe you plan on eating later in the week.

Photo taken from eatwithinyourmeans.com

Photo taken from eatwithinyourmeans.com

So let’s get onto the health benefits! Avocados are super nutritious! Avocados are filled with vitamins including, Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E. Did I Happen to mention Potassium? Potassium helps regulate fluids in the body, and your heart and muscle activities. This vitamin also provides healthy blood pressure levels. When you think Potassium a banana usually comes to mind, but avocados provide more of this vitamin than any large banana! Avocados are also rich in antioxidants including Lutein and Zeaxanthin which support eye health. They are also high in monounsaturated oleic acid , which is a heart healthy fatty acid. This superfood is a healthy fat, fiber rich fruit!

Reading this you're probably craving the smooth nutty goodness in your taste buds! You can incorporate avocados everyday in your meals! There is no cooking involved and easy to obtain! Chow down on a slice a toast with some avocado cut and spread, slice it up in a salad, or throw it in the blender to add to your smoothie! Next time you're eating your taco or fajita , don't forget to get your extra Guac (Avocado)!