SuperFood: Avocado

SuperFood: Avocado

Contributed by SuperNature

With its buttery and melt-in-your-mouth texture, the avocado is unmistakable.  Better yet, this folic acid and potassium-packed green fruit is also an oleic acid powerhouse, a monounsaturated fatty acid that can help to lower cholesterol and fight disease.

Here are some health benefits of avocado that you need to know

Avocado contains 20 different vitamins and minerals. One avocado has more potassium than a banana.  Potassium may help lower blood pressure.

The majority of the fat in avocado is oleic acid — a monounsaturated fatty acid that is also the major component of olive oil and believed to be responsible for many of the humble avocado’s health benefits.

Avocados are high in antioxidants: carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. These three nutrients are important for eye health.

Avocados may aid weight loss by keeping you full longer and making you eat fewer calories. They're also high in fibre and low in carbohydrates.