While many people are familiar with super fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, bananas and the like, many aren’t aware that one of nature’s most potent super-fruits is actually the avocado.
Avocados are an insanely nutritious fruit that can provide you with more macronutrients than just about any other food out there.
So what exactly do avocados have inside that puts them in the super fruit category?
One of the first things avocados do is they provide you with amazing, hearth healthy fats.
One of the only fruits to contain fat, they’re loaded with monounsaturated fats, which are one of the best forms of fat for your body to use for energy. On top of that, they contain both Omega-3 and Omega-9 fats, which are extraordinarily beneficial for both cardiovascular and brain function.
An added benefit to the fat inside of this miracle food is when it’s converted into a purified oil, it can be used on the skin to help deliver a youthful luster and shine that normal, processed lotions could never provide.
Another superior benefit is the avocado’s fiber content.
Part of maintaining a healthy diet means you should have quite a bit of fiber to help things move through your digestive tract. Though they might look like lizard eggs, avocados contain an enormous amount of fiber… more than any other fruit. This helps both with digestion, as well as regulating blood sugar within a healthy range.
And they are rich in minerals like potassium, which is a huge boost to heart health.
Additionally, avocados contain vitamin B6 as well as folic acid. Both B6 and folic acid help to combat elevated levels of homocysteine. When homocysteine levels are too high, there is typically an increased risk of heart disease.
Plus they contain the super-potent antioxidant Glutathione, along with vitamins A, B, C, E, K, copper, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, protein, beta-sitosterol, and lutein. All of these nutrients are useful in combating free radicals, decreasing the risk of cancer, and improving multiple bodily functions.
How many other foods can boast of similar achievements? Not many!
The avocado is one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods, and should be a staple in any healthy diet.
Best of all, it can be eaten raw, and are available year round.
No wonder the Mayans used to say, “Where avocados grow, hunger or malnutrition have no friend.”