It’s no secret that avocados have taken the world by storm. More and more people have found that this fruit is not only delicious, but it carries with it several health benefits as well. These are used in many dishes to bring those health benefits as well as add a unique texture and flavor to the meal. Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant is here to share some of the key benefits you can enjoy from eating avocados on a regular basis.
Avocados are Full of Vitamins & Nutrition
There are many vitamins that are packed into an avocado. You enjoy vitamins A,K,E,C & B6 when you sink your teeth into these. These vitamins all play a different role in your health, but did you know that when you eat avocado with a meal, your body will be able to absorb nutrients up to 400%? That means you are getting more than just a few added vitamins in your daily meals.
Heart Healthy Avocados
For many people that are counting their calories, they may stray from avocados because they have such a high caloric content. Each avocado is about 320 calories, give or take a few. The thing you need to remember though is that they are healthy calories. Avocados have a high fat content as well of monounsaturated fat. That means that when you eat an avocado, it will keep you full much longer than other less healthy fats. These healthy fats are also very good for your heart. Studies have shown that monounsaturated fats can help protect you against illnesses that include heart disease. The fatty acid, oleic acid found in avocados helps to improve your overall cardiovascular health.
If you are watching your diet and trying eat healthy, chances are, you are looking for ways to incorporate more protein into your diet. Here is where avocados can play a role again since they contain all 18 amino acids that are necessary to for a complete protein. While some people may be eating a diet that is high in protein, the body may have a hard time absorbing some of them. The protein found in avocados is easily and readily absorbed by the body.
Traditional Mexican Cuisine in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV & Henderson, NV)
There are many meals that are paired well with an added avocado. You can add avocado to soups, salads, dips and smoothies, just to name a few. There is nothing that finishes off a good burger or sandwich than some fresh slices of avocado as well. Of course, if you want the opinion of the professionals at Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant, we think that the best way to enjoy these delicious green fruits, is when they are mashed into a delicious guacamole and then piled high onto a fresh tortilla chip. We make guacamole fresh every day for the enjoyment of our valued customers. We also recommend our grilled chicken salad topped with sliced avocado. Call us today!