Reasons You Should Eat Avocados

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Avocados are one of the stars in every vegan/vegetarian dish. They undoubtedly make delicious meals!

But aside from that, they offer outstanding health benefits. They are popular for their healthy fats content, which is actually good for the heart, and does not contribute to weight gain. Plus, it’s packed with fibre, which is an essential nutrient that helps boost metabolism, and reduce blood sugar spikes.

Here are the top 9 reasons why you should eat avocados, as written by integrated health educator Jonathan Galland on Mind Body Green:

9 More Reasons You Should Eat Avocados Every Day

Smooth, creamy, and subtly flavored, avocados have become popular around the globe.
Not only are they delicious, but in the health world, avocados are also chiefly famous for their monounsaturated, or “good,” fats. Don’t get me wrong — I love healthy fats. But there’s also tons of exciting research on the avocado’s many other health benefits that go beyond the fats. Read more…

As mentioned, they’re great for the skin. Well, they’re not only great – they’re one of the bests. They have not one, not two, but 25 beauty uses! Read more on Beauty and Tips:

25 BENEFITS AND — USES OF AVOCADO FOR SKIN, HAIR, HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Avocados, otherwise known as an alligator pear, because of their shape and color, contain incredible amount of essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. As well as being delicious to eat, avocados are used in many health and beauty products including hair conditioners, face creams and bath oils, to name but a few. You can’t ignore avocados, they taste great, they do you good and they can make you look gorgeous too. Read more…

And lastly, because of its rich supply of antioxidants, avocado is also perfect in reducing your risk of certain types of cancers. Read more in this article from Dr. Mercola:

Anti-Cancer Benefits of Avocado

Avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Personally, I eat one almost every day. If you’re an avocado fan, which 60 percent of Americans claim to be,1 you’re probably aware that they’re an excellent source of healthy monounsaturated fat, vitamins and antioxidants. Read more…

From keeping your skin glowing to enhancing your metabolism to boosting your immune system – these are enough reasons you should eat avocados. They offer mind-body benefits!

In addition to that, avocado is not just for guacamoles. There are so many ways you can eat it like adding in soups, salads, dips, smoothies, dressing and more. You can also enjoy its rawness by eating it as it is. Vegans/vegetarians put it in sushis, and even use as a healthier alternative to mayonnaise. Ripe or not, it basically goes with almost all sorts of foods, so it’s easy to pack on it.

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