I am Jane, a dietician who has spent years studying food. In my opinion, avocados are undeniably the king of nutrition as provide high nutritious values among many other benefits.
Avocados are stone fruits with a rich and creamy texture that grow in warm climates. They are highly beneficial for our health as their benefits include improved digestion, protection against cancer, decreased risk of depression, and a lot more.
Also known as butter fruit, avocado is the only fruit that provides healthy monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) in a substantial amount. Avocadoes are also naturally nutrient-dense as they contain over 20 vitamins and minerals.
- How rich are Avocados in terms of nutrients?
According to USDA’s National Nutrient Database, one serving of an avocado (approx. 40 grams) contains 64 calories, 3.4 grams of carbohydrates, almost 6 grams of sugar, and almost 3 grams of fiber.
- Which vitamins will I get from avocados?
Avocados are rich in Vitamin C, E, B-6, and K as well as niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, and magnesium.
- Will the consumption of avocados make me fat?
Even though most of its calories come from fat, avocados provide beneficial and healthy fat which keeps you full and satiated. This fat slows down the breakdown of carbohydrates and keeps sugar levels in the blood stable.
- How does avocado give healthy fat and not the bad fat?
Fat is important for every cell of our body. Eating healthy fats will support skin health, enhance absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, and even boost our immune system.
- Can avocados prevent cancer?
Avocados are rich in folate and with an adequate intake of folate, we can protect our body against stomach, colon, pancreatic, and cervical cancers.