Many foods are nutritious and beneficial for you, but only a few qualify as “superfoods.” The word “Superfoods” describes a food rich in nutrients, contains components that are good for your health, and, most importantly, has health advantages supported by science. One of our favorite superfoods is avocados. They are a creamy, tasty complement to many of our menu items and are high nutrition dense.
Here are four outstanding reasons why avocados are a superfood that you should eat as often as possible.
- Packed with heart-healthy fats.
Despite frequently being referred to as a vegetable, avocados are a fruit. They are high in fat and low in carbohydrates, in contrast to other fruits. They contain more than 75% “good fat,” associated with lower cholesterol levels and a lower risk of heart disease. Eating more of these fats is advised by the American Heart Association and the Dietary Guidelines for optimal health.
- Incredibly nutrient-dense.
One serving of avocado (about 50 grams or 1/3 of an avocado) has only 80 calories and over 20 additional vitamins and minerals. According to research, people who eat avocados gain more nutrients from their diet than people who don’t.
- Blood pressure friendly.
This delicious fruit’s potassium helps lower blood pressure by balancing the sodium in your diet. Additionally, they are abundant in anti-inflammatory substances that support healthy blood vessels and improve blood flow throughout your body.
- Great for blood sugar.
Avocados don’t have any sugar, unlike other fruits. Their fiber and good fats balance your blood sugar and insulin levels after a meal.
Avocados are packed with an impressive amount of nutrients and are especially rich in fiber, B6, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin E, folate, and copper. In addition, they are versatile and delicious. Avocado eaters may have potential health benefits in several ways, including heart disease, improving overall diet quality, and promoting gut health.