Are Avocados Good For You?
We all know how tasty the stuff is smashed over a hearty slice of sourdough toast, but are avocados actually healthy?
It would seem that the must-have kitchen colour of the 1970s has now truly been dubbed a millennial staple. Avocados are botanically classed as a large berry, but is this creamy fruit with origins in South Mexico actually good for you?
Is eating avocados good for you?
Don’t panic, the answer is yes – but, like everything, in moderation.
How is avocado good for you?
Avocados are nutrient-rich and full of healthy fats, both of which are important features in a balanced diet. You’ll find good amounts of vitamins C, E, K, and B6 as well as magnesium, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Eating avocados can:
- Boost your immune system
- Keep your heart healthy
- Improve your digestion
- Help keep your eyes in working order
- And even lower the risk of depression by regulating mood, sleep, and appetite
Is avocado oil good for you?
Again, yes – avocado is a good oil to eat cold. It’s high in oleic acid, which is a healthy unsaturated fat and rich in vitamin E which allows your body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins. It’s also low in ‘bad’ cholesterol but high in the ‘good’ stuff!
by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.