Are Avocados Actually Healthy? 6 Reasons They Are.

Are Avocados Actually Healthy? 6 Reasons They Are.
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There’s no denying that avocados are delicious, and they’re certainly trendy. But all this popularity may have you wondering: Are these things actually good for you?

Avocados are a unique fruit. On one hand, they’re not really a fruit. Their seeds make them a berry. On the other, they’re not really in the “berry” section of the grocery store, but rather with all the other fruits.

Avocados are high in fat — but it’s the good fat. Most of the fat in an avocado is monounsaturated fat, which helps lower cholesterol. But they’re also loaded with fiber and potassium, and they contain vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin E.

Avocado health benefits include:

  1. Vitamin E: Avocados contain more Vitamin E than any other fruit. Vitamin E can support cardiovascular health and also acts as an antioxidant to protect the body’s cells from free radical damage.
  2. Potassium: Avocados contain more potassium than bananas! Potassium plays an important role in heart health by supporting healthy blood pressure levels.
  3. Folic Acid: Avocados are high in folic acid, which can help prevent birth defects by ensuring proper cell development during pregnancy. Folic acid also promotes healthy brain function.
  4. Heart-Healthy Fat: Avocados contain monounsaturated fat, which has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels.
  5. Fibre: Dietary fibre has been linked to many health benefits, including improved digestion, decreased inflammation and a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
  6. Monounsaturated fat: Avocado oil and butter are even more popular than the whole fruit itself! That’s because the monounsaturated fat in avocados may help lower cholesterol levels in your blood. There have also been studies on using avocado-based spreads to replace other foods that could increase your cholesterol levels and decrease your heart disease risk.

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Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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