Did you know avocado is a fruit? I didn’t until quite recently. But what I do know is how amazing this wonder fruit is, and that’s the topic of today’s blog.
I don’t know about you, but my avocado memories aren’t too great – bruised, brown bits, too soft and I hadn’t a darn clue how to prep/use it. Oh my the daily dilemma 🙂
It’s also become a bit of a social media megastar. IG’ers are loving it. From whizzing it up in a smoothie to slathering it on toast.
So what’s the big deal with this fruit? And why am I obsessed with it? Well, there’s numerous health benefits like …
Source of good fats – avocado is rich in monounsaturated fat which is thought to help lower bad cholesterol.
Improved nutrient absorption – the fat content in avocado helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, D, E, and K.
Improved vision – avocado contains two carotenoids called zeaxanthin and lutein which can reduce the development of macular degeneration in the eyes.
Better digestion – did you know half an avocado contains around 6-7 grams of fibre? Pretty dense for such a small portion huh? This is really good for your digestion and can help prevent constipation. Also, fibre keeps you fuller for longer and so will stave off hunger helping with weight loss.
We’re pretty avocado crazy here at B-Fit HQ. Every morning without fail, there will be someone smothering avocado on their bread in the kitch.
And I’ve found some cracking ways to pimp up the old avo and make it, even more, delicious. Check out these tasty, bad boy ideas that will get your taste buds tingling …
There’s nothing more heavenly than simply mashed avocado spread on toast, a squeeze of lime, sprinkled with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Voila!
How could we not pay homage to this golden oldie and classic use for avocado?! And to stop the dip from going that awful brown and discolouring, leave the stone in the dish, right up until you’re ready to serve it.
If you want, extra creaminess and nutrition in your smoothie add half an avocado.
We’ve all heard of avocado face masks. It’s such a great way to use up avocado that’s a little past its best rather than chucking it away. It’s nourishing for the skin due to the vitamin E and antioxidant properties, and of course, a good excuse to lie down and relax for 15 mins.
Lastly, check out this short, fun little video here on the avocado from Dr. Mercola.
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Love Gaynor x