1. Avocados are simply nutrient dense.
This is the most important reason to eat avocado. One 3.5 ounce serving gives you a good dose of many daily nutrients. You get 26% of vitamin K, 20% of folate, 17% of vitamin C, 14% of potassium, 14% of vitamin B5, 13% of vitamin B6, and 10% of vitamin E all from the one serving.
2. Avocados can reduce risk of birth defects.
Folate is an important vitamin when pregnant. One cup of avocados provides almost a quarter of the needed folate for a pregnant woman. It also helps prevent anemia, balances sugar levels, and can even cut down on cramping, a result of its high potassium density.
3. Avocados relieve arthritis pain.
Studies have found that avocado and soybean oils can lessen the pain of arthritis due to their high PFA content. PFAs contain an arsenal of anti-inflammatory constituents.
4. Avocados help manage your weight.
Avocados contain monounsaturated fatty acids which help manage your weight and they also leave you feeling fuller longer, decreasing the desire to overeat.
5. Avocados help protect your eyes.
Avocados contain antioxidants that have properties that protect your eyes as you age. Among them are Zeaxanthin and Lutein, which are critical for eye health. These two nutrients have been linked to reduced risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
6. Avocados regulate cholesterol.
The humble avocado contains a big dose of healthy monounsaturated fat which helps lower bad cholesterol levels. Avocados also help lower triglycerides in the bloodstream.
7. Avocados keep your mind sharp.
Avocados are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E, both crucial for your brain’s health. E is undervalued by many but protects brain membranes from oxidation, prevent dementia down the road.