We all know that avocados are good for you, but do you know how good? Besides being loaded with vitamin A,C,E, and omega 3 fatty acids avocados are a fruit not a veggie. They have 234 calories per cup and meet 20% of your daily potassium requirement.
Avocados can fight cancer cells in your mouth and gums and destroy them! Studies show that the oleic acid in avocados help prevent breast cancer. They contain glutathione which helps prevent aging. Avocados also contain Folate which help protect our heart and protect against strokes. Another big advantage to adding avocados into your diet is they are great for your eyes. They are loaded with carotenoid lutein which fights against certain eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration.
This green, thick skinned fruit, which has been around for 10,000 years, native to Central and South America is awesome for our bodies. There are so many recipes to include this powerhouse food into your diet in someway, whether it be ice cream, smoothies, or in your salad or sandwich.