If there was ever an advocate in the fruit world for overall health and wellness, the avocado would be it.
Loaded with nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, including potassium, folate and vitamins A, B5, B6, C, E and K, avocados are one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. They’re also one of the most delicious, which makes all the health-boosting benefits taste even better.
Small but mighty, avocados are predominantly made up of monounsaturated fats, aka ‘the good fats’.
As well as boosting brain health and keeping our skin supple, these healthy fats help lower the ‘bad’ cholesterol and increase the ‘good’ cholesterol. And when they’re combined with potassium, which promotes blood circulation and lowers blood pressure, avocados are an incredible source of heart-healthy nutrients.
These pear-shaped powerhouses also deliver an impressive dose of dietary fibre for a healthy gut and plenty of carotenoids for healthy eyes. And to top it off, an abundance of free-radical-fighting antioxidants help reduce inflammation in the body, which can lead to chronic health problems. Not bad for a little green fruit.