You Already LOVE This Miracle Fruit—But Do You Know What It Can Do?

Posted in: Diet & Nutrition

Susan Ohtake, CPT

It’s so rare that something that tastes great is also really good for you. And I don’t just mean it has some good aspects. I mean really GOOD for you. But, there’s one fruit that makes all of your healthy food dreams come true: the avocado.

Why Are Avocados So Popular?

Avocados are more popular than ever! I feel like they used to be a "secret..." but now, the secret is out! They’re no longer a specialized food, but something most of us eat on a regular basis.

Of course they’re delicious!

But, what many people don’t know is that they’re also a SUPERFOOD. That means that they are packed with nutrients that will help you live a fitter, healthier life.


Aren’t Fats Bad for You?

Back in the 1990s, “experts” had everyone convinced that fats were the enemy. Everything became all about “fat free.” But, the results just weren’t there.

That’s because fats are much, much more complicated than that junk science made them out to be. Today, physicians and nutritionists agree that fats are actually GOOD for you. They keep your metabolic system running smoothly and can even help you live longer.

Healthy Fats

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats, which are used by the body as an energy source. A fat-burning diet gives you more energy while also bringing essential nutrients to your entire body.

They’re also low carb, which means that you can incorporate avocados into your everyday diet and not worry about spiking insulin levels.

Eating Fats Can Make You Lose Weight?

Wait a minute… FATS can make you burn fat?? I know, it sounds hard to believe. It seems too good to be true. But it isn’t!

Because avocados are so full of healthy fats and low in carbs, the fuel they provide your body is super-efficient. They burn for a really long time, unlike things like sugars and carbs. That means that you stay full longer. You’ll have more energy to keep moving and say goodbye to those hunger cravings.

Blood Sugar Management

Unfortunately, in today’s world, diabetes is a huge epidemic. In America, the diabetes death rates have skyrocketed over the past several years. Now, it is one of the biggest KILLERS in the country.

The high fiber content in avocados has been proven to improve blood sugar management. Fiber causes your blood sugar to spike less, keeping your insulin levels in better balance.

Better Digestion

The fiber in avocados does more than just improve your blood sugar levels. It also does the other thing fiber does: it keeps you regular. With better digestion comes better absorption of vitamins and minerals. It also means you can get rid of that bulk faster.

Absorb More Nutrients

Some nutrients are fat-soluble. This means that they need to be combined with fats in order for your body to absorb them. The fatty content of avocados can help your body get more of the nutrients it needs, including vitamins A, D, E, and K.

Less Joint Pain

Studies have shown that arthritis patients have less pain when they consume avocados. These magical fruits contain specific extracts that reduce inflammation and pain in the joints.

Healthier Heart

By raising your good cholesterol and lowering your bad cholesterol, you can improve your cardiac health. Avocados are full of good cholesterol, which means a healthier heart. They’re also full of potassium, which has been proven to reduce your risk of heart attacks and strokes!

Tons of Antioxidants

Antioxidants in avocados can improve everything from your eye health to your cell growth. By fighting free radicals and conveying important nutrients to all parts of your body, the healthy contents of avocados can help you live a longer life and improve your quality of life.

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