Updated: Jan 29, 2021
Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. They also provide lutein, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids. Although most of the calories in an avocado come from fat, don't shy away!
Here are 5 health benefits of avocado
They are full of nutrients. Avocados have been commended as a good example of a nutrient dense food. ...
Source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. ...
Help to lower cholesterol. ...
Help regulate appetite. ...
Vitamin E helps keep eyes healthy.
While many different things can affect weight loss or weight gain, the biggest factor is the number of calories you eat. Because avocados are relatively high in calories, it can be easy to eat too much without realizing it.
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The avocado is a rather unique fruit.
While most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, avocado is high in healthy fats.
Numerous studies show that it has powerful health benefits. Here are some of the most abundant nutrients, in a single 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving (3):
Vitamin K: 26% of the daily value (DV)
Folate: 20% of the DV
Vitamin C: 17% of the DV
Potassium: 14% of the DV
Vitamin B5: 14% of the DV
Vitamin B6: 13% of the DV
Vitamin E: 10% of the DV
It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).
This is coming with 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fibre, so there are only 2 net carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food.