Eating avocado every day for a week will do this to your body. Avocados aren’t just for millennials anymore. However, we must say they are delicious on toast. Avocados are truly an amazing fruit. Not only are they a glorious shade of green, they’re packed with loads of healthy fats and health benefits. Not a fan of the avocado. Well, we think you will be after reading this article. Disagree? Today we’re going to let you in on all the secret health benefits of the avocado and give you some great ideas on how to make it delicious. First of all, we should probably go over what an avocado actually is. Is it a veggie? Is it a fruit? Hold onto your seeds because it’s a berry. You know what we know? We were shocked, too. We can hear you asking Aunt Berries, tiny little bite sized bits of yum. Apparently not. The official definition of a berry is as follows. A berry is a fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary. Mind blown. That’s just one amazing thing about the avocado. And we’ve only just begun.
There are many types of avocados out there, but the most popular one is called the hass avocado. And that’s the one we’re going to be focusing on today. It’s sometimes called the alligator pear, which is pretty accurate because avocados do have a sort of green bumpy skin and are indeed shaped like a pear to eat an avocado. You peel the outer layer, eat the yellowish, greenish, fleshy stuff inside and compost the seed. You’ve probably eaten avocado at some point in your life because they’re the main ingredient in guacamole.
Pass the chips, please. Besides being delicious on nachos, avocados are a go to super food for folks who are trying to be more health conscious. It makes sense, according to health line. Avocados contain a wide variety of nutrients and are packed with over 20 different vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin C, vitamin E and many, many more. Not to mention they taste delicious.
One thing commonly known about the avocado is that it’s pretty fatty. In fact, it’s one of the fattest plant foods on this green earth. But maybe don’t make fun of them for it. They’re sensitive. However, these are the good kind of fats, healthy fats that you want in your body. It does have a few carbs as well, but most of them are really fiber. So, it’s actually great for any low carb diet you’re on.
Plus, they don’t contain any cholesterol or sodium. So that’s a bonus. If you’re focusing on your blood pressure, remember that potassium we were talking about? Well, normally, bananas get all the credit, but in reality, avocados are a better source of this much needed mineral. Pub med reports that having a high amount of potassium in your diet might reduce or regulate your blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
More walk, please. So far, we’ve talked about blood pressure and the fact that avocados can possibly lower your risk of heart attack. That must mean they’re good for your heart. It’s true. Avocados are full of oleic acid. This is a mono unsaturated fatty acid and is a great heart. Healthy fatty acid according to help line.
Okay, that’s enough sciences stuff for now. Let’s get to the good part. It’s great on toast. All jokes aside, avocado makes a tasty spread on bread and is a much healthier choice than butter, jam or even her beloved mayonnaise. Try it with your eggs on toast or on a sandwich for a healthy kick. Not only can you swap butter for avocado on bread, but in baking as well. Ever heard of avocado brownies? How about chocolate chip cookies with avocado instead of butter? They’re so tasty and a much healthier option.
Speaking of all things avocado and delicious. There’s something called avocado oil and it seems like it can work magic on the body. According to the Huffington Post, avocado oil is very similar to olive oil only with the avocado oil. You could be decreasing your risk of heart disease, cancer and keep yourself looking younger for longer.
Research in Mexico tells us that this oil has the power to combat destructive rogue oxygen molecules that are known to destroy cell membranes, proteins and DNA. So next time you’re looking to use some olive oil and maybe try avocado oil instead. Hungry yet? US, too. Let’s. Jo over to something that won’t make us salivate. Avocados aren’t just for eating; they can be your skin’s best D2. They work great as a moisturizer. They can prevent chafing and reduce wrinkles. Even Kim Kardashian uses avocado on her skin.
The Huffington Post has a great recipe for a super easy face mask that’ll help moisturize and block wrinkles. This is starting to feel like a skin cream ad.
Let’s just get to the recipe mix, raw honey yogurt and an avocado together and mush it onto your face. Simple as that. OK. Now back to the health benefits of this mean green superfood. Avocado could help you on your weight loss journey as well. One of the most difficult things about losing weight is cutting down on your calorie intake or basically eating less food in a day.
Your stomach usually didn’t get. The memo, which leaves you feeling hungry and feeling hungry is no fun. There was a study posted on PubMed that found folks who eat avocado with their meal filled 23 percent more satisfied and had a 28 percent lower desire to eat over the following five hours compared to those who didn’t eat avocado. So that means that avocado might help you to feel fuller for longer. In a completely natural way, which means you’re more likely to stick with your weight loss, diet and snack less often.
Plus, like we said before, avocados are delicious. So, adding them into your meal is super easy. Another fantastic thing about avocados is that they’re great for women who are pregnant, he says. Finally, something you’re allowed to eat. The U.S. National Library of Medicine published a study that just reaffirmed the fact that avocados are packed full of fiber, potassium, mono unsaturated fats and lipid soluble antioxidants, which are all fantastic for breast milk quality. The outcome of birth and overall maternal health. Now, you know all the incredible health benefits of this amazing super food. And we want to make sure you get the best avocado when you’re out hunting. So how do you know when an avocado is ripe? Yes, this is the question that plagues all avocado lovers.
There is a secret to it. And do your best. Viewer, we’re going to let you in on it when you’re out shopping for the perfect avocado. You usually want one that’s darker in color. This is sometimes a great indicator that the berry is ripe for eating. We just said sometimes that’s a great indicator because this doesn’t always work if the color is throwing you off. You want one that’s a tiny bit soft as in doesn’t feel rock heard when you pick it up. If the avocado starts to give under the pressure of your thumb, then you know it’s ready to be enjoyed. Feel free to pass on this super-secret knowledge on how to pick the perfect avocado to all your pals. Or you could just tell them to watch this video. Who we don’t mind? And that’s the amazing avocado. What did you think of our video? Did we give you enough health facts about this delicious and strange berry? Did you already love avocados and have a great recipe you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments section below all your favorite arvo inspired dishes.