Avocado Nutrition - Amazing Nutritional Benefits!

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A few years ago avocados were removed from the “bad” food list once researchers realized that their fat content, although high, was incredibly beneficial to the human body. In addition to this, the other nutrients in avocados (of which there are many) can also have a dramatic impact on one’s overall health.  Avocado’s are also a great nutrient dense alkaline food choice to add to smoothies, salads and of course as the always popular guacamole.

To start, one alkalizing avocado contains 40% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin K and fiber, 30% of the recommended amount of folate, and 20% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, and niacin. So what does all of this mean?

Let’s start with the fats. The monounsaturated fats in avocados (of which there are 3 grams per serving) can help to lower bad cholesterol. They can also help to stave off hunger, keeping you fuller for longer, despite the high calorie count (at least when compared with other fruits and vegetables). These fats enable your body to absorb the other nutrients in avocados as well as those in the fruits and vegetables that you consume alongside avocados.

The vitamin K and folate in this fruit help the blood to clot and promotes the development of healthy cells, imperative for women of childbearing years, no matter if they’re trying to conceive or actively preventing pregnancy. The potassium helps to maintain a healthy, normal metabolism, and is alkalizing for the body, while the vitamin E, C, and B6 act as antioxidants and immune boosters.

Avocados, with all of their healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals are one of the most nutrient dense and healthiest foods you can consume. So don’t let the calorie count fool you!

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