Avocados: why you should eat them

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Avocados can be eaten with almost everything, and therefore added to almost every meal. It makes the perfect compliment to a healthy recipe such as salads and sandwiches, or as guacamole with your healthy tacos. But next to being delicious avocados also contain important nutrients, making eating them very beneficial for your health. Here are 4 reasons why you should eat avocados on a regular basis.

Prevents you from snacking

Some people think eating avocados should be avoided when you are trying to lose weight, this because of the fact that avocados are high in fat. But the fact that they are high in fat will help you feel more satisfied and full after a meal, which will eventually reduce your desire to start snacking.

Rich of nutrients

Avocados are rich of nutrients, containing lots of fiber, vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin C and B-vitamins, potassium, and copper. The fat in avocados also helps with absorbing antioxidants in other foods you’re eating.

Healthy for the heart

Eating avocados can reduce the risk of heart diseases by changing the cholesterol levels in your blood. While it lowers LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) it increases HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol).

Good for your eyesight

Not only does avocado help with absorbing antioxidants in other foods, it also contains a lot of antioxidants itself. Some of these antioxidants are Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which may reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts, both common eye diseases.

Chicken, avocado and bacon salad by Tesco Real Foods. You can find the recipe here.

 

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