Avocados are the trendy new fruit.
And yes, they are a fruit rather than a vegetable. I was never quite sure, but what I do know is that almost everyone is on the avocado bandwagon. Every stylish brunch venue around now offers avocado toast along with the mimosas and chocolate chip pancakes. But avocados are also really good for you!
In fact, avocados are full of unsaturated fats, fiber and phytochemicals that can contribute greatly to health. The unsaturated fats, for example, can help lower LDL cholesterol, while the fats and fiber can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Phytochemicals, which include carotenoids and phytosterols, are good for your eyes, skin and bones.
Moreover, studies have shown that moderate avocado consumption can promote weight loss as the healthy fats keep you feeling full, as can the water content and fiber. Don’t get too carried away though; keep your consumption to ½ an avocado per meal and no more than one per day.
There are plenty of fun ways to eat avocados too. Put avocado in your salad to make it more filling or substitute it for mayonnaise in your tuna salad. They’re also great as an ingredient for smoothies.
However, despite what you’ve heard, don’t eat the pit.
For more information, please read:
Why You Should Eat Avocado Every Single Day | Good Housekeeping