Health Benefits Of Eating Avocados
Working in the fitness industry I see and hear so much about avocados, I only tried one the other day but curiosity got the better of me and I wanted to know what the health benefits of eating avocados are.
You only have to log in to facebook, Instagram or whatever social media you prefer, if you follow any diet or fitness groups on these platforms there are pictures, recipes and general advice about the health benefits of eating avocados.
The avocado is native to central America and can sometimes be costly in your local supermarkets compared to other fruit, however, it boasts some amazing health statistics.
- Calories- 250
- Fats – 23g
- Saturated fats – 3g
- Cholesterol – 0
- Protein – 3g
- Fibre – 10g
As you can see it boasts some pretty healthy nutrients the two things to watch is is the calorie density and the saturated fat, some people only eat half a day by cutting it up in a salad having it as side with their meal, but to be honest eating a full avocado a day is fine as the benefits outweigh the negatives all day long.
Boasting 15 minerals and vitamins the health benefits of eating avocados shouldn’t be ignored especially if you looking to lose some weight as the fibre helps you stay fuller for longer.
As mentioned, I was curious to see why so many of my fitness friends included avocados in the meals for their upcoming competitions: some of my other fitness friends just had them every day with their meals.
During my next grocery shop with my fiancée I scouted them out, funnily enough, she had the same belief as me that there just not that good for you as we both heard there high in fat! and my fiancée has tried one a didn’t like it.
I Am going to be honest and admit that the myth of it being high in fat (bad fat) and trusting my fiancée just put me off buying some.
Me being me still curious asked if I could try a few bits of my friends avocado….. I’ll be honest once again, I wasn’t overly impressed as I was expecting something sweet and juicy and it just wasn’t, however, the more I chewed the more pleasant it become.
I do understand why it’s not the most common fruit, its kinda love the taste or hate it and a part of me thinks people just don’t give this fantastic fruit a chance, with it being reasonably expensive compared to traditional fruit I guess it may just get overlooked by the general population who don’t diet or exercise.
Personally, I am hooked.
Health benefits of eating avocados are ignored and they really shouldn’t be, the fact they have high protein and high fibre will really help with losing weight, however, I wouldn’t advise over eating them either, the saturated fat and calories are high and will present a negative effect.
I tend to have half in the morning with breakfast and wrap the other half up and have with my tea, I don’t do anything fancy with them just scoop out with a teaspoon and enjoy.
Please leave some comments in the comment section if you have any questions .