One Healthy Fruit That May Just Surprise You

10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Avocados

1. Let’s start with the big reason. According to the World Health Organization, heart disease is the most common cause of death in the world. Avocados contain a lot of healthy fat (monounsaturated), making them very heart healthy when consumed in moderation.

2. Avocados can lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and may help raise HDL (good cholesterol) levels.

3. They are high in more than a dozen different vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K, to name a few. In Dr. Gillian McKeith’s book, You Are What You Eat, she states, “[Avocados] contain 14 minerals, all of which regulate body functions and stimulate growth.”

4. Similar to bananas, they are rich in potassium.

5. Avocados are high in fiber which can reduce sugar spikes and can help with weight loss because you feel full longer.

6. They are high in antioxidants, which can help prevent cell damage.

7. They are low in carbohydrates (hello, beach body).

8. Avocados can easily be added to salads, to a side of eggs, or you can simply eat them plain. In the book, The New Health Rules, by Frank Lipman, M.D. and Danielle Claro, they suggest eating half of an avocado in the morning instead of a sugary alternative. Lipman and Claro said, “A dose of healthy fats will start your day off right.”

9. In a world full of sugar or sugary substitutes, avocados, unlike most fruit, are very low in sugar.

10. Lastly, avocados are absolutely delicious (opinion rather than fact) and should be enjoyed in addition to a well-balanced meal plan.

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