Fan or not, we could all benefit from eating Avocados from time to time.
🥑 They contain plentiful amounts of fiber which help stabilize blood sugar levels and allow for regular bowel movements.
🥑 Avocados contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals
🥑Avocados are high monosaturated fat that is vital for brain function and contain plant compounds that may prevent cancer.
🥑 It is abundant in Vitamin K (☝more than a banana), Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E
🥑 Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium, and are low in saturated fat
🥑 They help reduce inflammation and boost immunity, which means BYEEE BLOAT✌🏼!
🥑 They are extremely versatile and can be incorporated into a variety of dishes, just check out these below:
Reduce the sugar in smoothies by swapping the banana for an avocado.
Sneak it into your favorite pasta dishes.
Use it as a vessel for a simple breakfast.
Create a simple sauce that’s perfect over meatballs.
Take your salad to the next level.
Make a dessert out of it.
Are avocados a vegetable?
NO. They are a fruit.
Do avocados contain Protein?
Per 100 grams, avocados contain 2 grams of protein. Basically, one whole avocado has 4 grams of protein.
How can you make avocados last longer?
a. Wipe with lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or olive oil and keep in an airtight container in the fridge to last a couple of days.
b. Remove the skin, dice it into small chunks, place in a freezer safe container/bag and leave in the freezer for up to 6 months.
How do you know if the avocado is ripe?
Press down lightly on the top of the avocado (not the sides); about the same amount of pressure you’d use to click a mouse. If it gives easily and retains its shape, the avocado is ready to eat. It should feel slightly soft.
Are avocados vegan-friendly?
Yes. However, as bees are used to fertilize, they can be mistreated so buy from reputable growers or avocados with good organic certifications.
When are avocados in season?
Luckily, they’re ALWAYS in season.
Dreher, M. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, May 2013.
American Heart Association: “Fats 101,” “Monounsaturated Fats.”