In the last decade or so, we have seen the popularity of avocados skyrocket. More and more people are finding that this delicious fruit is not only tasty but carries with it a host of health benefits. If you haven’t caught onto this new craze yet, you may want to read on to find out what avocados can do for you. Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant is here to talk about the many health benefits that you can get when you consume avocados.
How Avocados Can Help You Stay Healthy
Avocados are one of those fruits that you can enjoy immensely all while you get nutrients and vitamins that are necessary for you to maintain good health. Here are some of the ways you can see that avocados are a good thing to add to your diet.
– Vitamins: The number of vitamins that are found in avocados is awesome. You can find vitamins A,K,E and C with each bite you take out of an avocado. You can also find B6 in avocados that has been proven to give you many health benefits. There are so many vitamins found in them that you will see your vitamin consumption of nutrients in other food shoot up nearly 400%.
– Healthy Fats: Some people are shy to eat too much avocado because they are high in calories. However, while they are high in calories, all the calories that come from fat, come from healthy fats. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat. These healthy fats help keep you full longer after you eat.
– Heart Benefits: Another big benefit that avocados offer from the health fat found in them is that they are heart healthy. They help protect your body from heart disease. The fatty acid found in avocados that offers the most benefits for your heart is oleic acid.
– High in Protein: Avocados have 18 essential amino acids found in them that help the body to create a complete protein. The protein you get from avocados is easy for your body to absorb.
How Do You Get an Avocado to Ripen Quickly?
One of the most frustrating things about buying an avocado is that they are often not ready to eat when you’re ready to eat them. If you have an avocado that isn’t getting ripe as fast as you would like, you can put it in a paper bag to help hurry up the process. If the avocado is on the verge of becoming too ripe too fast, you can put it in the refrigerator to help slow down the process.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV, Paradise, Lone Mountain & Henderson, NV)
One of the best parts of the Mexican food you can find at Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant is the delicious guacamole and avocados that we use to create our delicious dishes. If you haven’t already, come in today to try some of the delicious foods found on our large menu. Come in today!