Avocados

On average, avocados contain about 30 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs and 5 grams of protein (more protein than any other fruit). Key nutrients include B vitamins, the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K), and calcium.  Avocados have higher potassium content than bananas and also contain other minerals, such as magnesium, iron, zinc, and manganese.

Benefits:

  • Their high content of monosaturated fat (the ‘good’ fat) helps lower bad cholesterol and improves heart heath.
  • Aid in fatigue
  • The fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) work together with the essential minerals (magnesium and zinc) to help regulate hormones and improve metabolic factors, such as diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases
  • They are loaded with fiber, which helps stabilize blood sugar, facilitate in proper bowel function, and aid in weight management
  • The high fiber content is also essential for digestion, as it helps increase nutrient absorption and nourish the gut lining
  • The phytonutrients (polyphenols and flavonoids) in avocados help reduce the risk of inflammatory and degenerative disorders, which affects every part of the body, including the joints, skin and connective tissues, heart, brain, and internal organ systems