Avocado health benefits and nutrition facts
My love for Avocado and Keto-diet
Avocado health benefits are up and counting. It is one of the healthiest low carb fruits mother nature invented:)
Avocados contain zinc, iron, manganese, and magnesium. The fruit also contains Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6. That’s a lot of B-Vitamins! It also contains fiber, copper, folate, and potassium. Avocados are full of healthy fats, have high phytonutrient content and are naturally low in sodium.
Avocado Nutrition Facts
Avocados’ truly are one of the top superfoods to add to your diet. In terms of calories, one medium-sized avocado has around 215 total calories. Don’t let the high calories scare you because fiber and healthy fats should only help you lose weight.
1 serving size avocado contains:
4.6 g dietary fiber
10 grams of fat
6 grams carbohydrates
only 0.2 grams of total sugar
14 milligrams vitamin K (19 percent DV)
60 milligrams folate (15 percent DV)
6 milligrams vitamin C (12 percent DV)
343 milligrams potassium (10 percent DV)
2 milligrams pantothenic acid (10 percent DV)
0.4-milligram vitamin B6 (9 percent DV)
1.3 milligrams vitamin E (7 percent DV)
19.5 milligrams magnesium (6 percent DV)
High fiber content is good for a healthy digestive tract
Avocados are also high in healthy fatty acids such as monounsaturated fatty acids. Avocado contains soluble and insoluble forms of fiber which means they can help in keeping your digestive tract functioning.
This low carb avocado fruit is ideal for Keto-diet
With a mere 2 net carbohydrates per 100 grams, the avocado is a must on the list of the keto diet. The fruit holds a lot of antioxidants for natural free radical defense. Additionally, the high amount of oleic acid serves to help lowering inflammation and for lowering cholesterol levels. With its high-fat contact, nutrient-dense and super low in carbs, this is one of the most perfect superfoods for a ketogenic diet. The fruit is rich and filling, making it hard to over-indulge on carbs.
How to cook avocado
Avocados are at its best when eaten raw offering a complex mix of flavors: smooth, creamy, buttery.
Preparation techniques include: raw, fried, pureed, baked
Avocado Health Benefits
Avocados are a nutrient-dense fruit that contains about 20 vitamins and minerals. These vitamins and minerals improve better heart and digestive health; healthy skin, hair, and eyes; cancer prevention and weight loss, among others.
- Lowered Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
- Healthier Skin, Eyes, and Hair
- Helps prevent cancer
- Helps with weight loss
- Improves digestive function
- Helps protect against insulin resistance and diabetes
- Improved hormonal balance and cognitive function
Healthy kisses #sandrabloom