There has been quite a buzz generated around avocados over the last several years. More and more people are starting to incorporate them into their diet. This can leave many people wondering what the hype is all about. Do they just taste good? Why are people going crazy for this fruit? Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant is here to talk about the many health benefits that are making people go wild for avocados.
Avocados are Nutrient Rich
While many people may shy away from avocados because they have a high fat content (most of their 64 calories come from fat) this shouldn’t be a deterrent. The fat that is found in avocados is healthy fat that can help you stay fuller, longer. Not only are they packed with healthy fats, they are also rich in vitamins and nutrients including riboflavin, niacin, folate and vitamins C, K and E. Beyond those nutrients, you can’t forget magnesium, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. The nutrients found in avocados are sure to do your body some good.
Avocadoes Encourage Healthy Body Systems
There are several body systems that are benefited when you include avocados in a balanced diet. Following are a couple of the main ones.
– Heart: Avocados have plant sterols in them. When you consume plant sterols, it has been proven to help maintain a healthy cholesterol level.
– Vision: There are lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals, found in avocados. These phytochemicals are also found in the eyes to help minimize damage due to their antioxidant protective properties.
– Bones: Vitamin K is also found in avocados and plays a role your bone health. In fact, it is essential to your bone health and can help you avoid osteoporosis later in life. This important vitamin helps you absorb calcium.
Are Avocadoes a Cancer Fighting Food?
Many of us are looking for every tip that can help us avoid getting cancer of any kind. Studies have shown that a balanced, nutrient rich diet can help keep you safe from this horrible disease. Avocados do this because they are rich in folate which shows promise in protecting you against cancers of the colon, cervix, stomach and pancreas.
Avocadoes Offer Natural Detoxification & Improved Gut Health
One thing that is often overlooked when it comes to avocados is the high fiber content found in them. Many people aren’t getting the soluble fiber needed to have a healthy digestive system. This is essential as it keeps your bowels moving which is your body’s natural way of getting rid of toxins on a daily basis. Avocados are full of fiber, actually 6-7 grams in half of a fruit, that will keep you regular and your body free from toxins.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV, Paradise, Lone Mountain & Henderson, NV
If you are looking for ways to incorporate avocados in your diet, you should try some of the dishes that Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant has on their menu. We use guacamole and avocados in many of the dishes that we have to offer for both lunch and dinner. Come in today!