You’ve probably heard that avocados are good for your health, but did you know they’re considered a superfood? In fact, the humble avocado provides us with key nutrients that are lacking in the modern diet.
Delicious sliced into salads or smushed on toast, this versatile and creamy fruit is one of the most nutrient-dense foods out there (containing almost 20 vitamins and minerals).
Read on to discover some of the powerful health benefits the avocado offers:
1. They help regulate blood-pressure
Potassium is an important nutrient that many of us don’t get enough of. It’s needed to keep your
blood pressure levels stable and your heart healthy. While bananas are well-known to be high in
potassium, avocados contain even more; a serving of avocado packs in 14% of your RDA, while a
serving of banana gives you 10%.
2. They improve digestion
Although avocados taste rich and creamy, they’re actually high in natural fibre. It’s recommended
you include plenty of fibre in your diet to help improve digestive health, prevent constipation and
reduce the risk of colon cancer.
3. They help absorb nutrients
Avocado isn’t just highly nutritious, it can help you absorb nutrients from other foods, too. Some
plant-based nutrients (including vitamins A, D and E) are fat-soluble. This means that they need to
combine with fat for them to be absorbed properly. The healthy fats in avocado ensure you absorb
these vitamins from your veggies.