Health Benefits of Avocados

Last Updated on April 18, 2023 by Ellen Christian

The health benefits of avocados are what originally made me try them.   Avocados are a great source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C, K, folate, and B6.  Did you know that half an avocado has only 160 calories, 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat and only two grams of the saturated fat?  You can get more than one-third of the daily value of vitamin C from just one globe plus more than half of the vitamin K you need. They contain over 25 essential nutrients!

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Health Benefits of Avocados and How to Use Them

Health Benefits of Avocados

Although you may not know it, the avocado (or alligator pear) is actually a fruit.  It makes a great substitute for meats in sandwiches and salads because it has a high fat content.  

Avocados also have anti-inflammatory properties, promote eye health, regulate the blood sugar levels and are a great food to eat if you are watching your weight.

There are a lot of great reasons to enjoy avocados.

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You can easily enjoy the health benefits of avocados because they are a very versatile fruit.  You can slice them and enjoy them on a sandwich or in a wrap.  

Avocados can be used in guacamole which you can enjoy with tortilla chips.  They taste delicious chopped in a salad or simply enjoy them with salt and pepper.

In some South American countries, avocados are used in milkshakes and added to ice cream.  I have a friend that makes an avocado bread!

Health Benefits of Avocados and How to Use Them

Avocado benefits for skin

Avocados also contain a number of great health benefits for your skin.  You can use the avocado in a facial to enjoy its moisturizing properties.  

Just remove your makeup and wash your face with soap and warm water.  Then mash the avocado and mix it with a tiny bit of oatmeal for exfoliation.  

Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for ten minutes.  Then rinse it off with warm water and see how soft your skin feels.

Health Benefits of Avocados and How to Use Them

Avocado nutrition

Did you know that one-third of a 50-gram avocado has about eighty calories? It has nearly 20 vitamins and minerals which makes it an amazing option to add to your diet.

Plus, it’s the only fruit that has heart-healthy monosaturated fat! Is it bad to eat a whole avocado a day? If you’re watching your weight, it’s about 240 calories for a whole avocado so you will have to make that choice for yourself.

If you don’t want to eat a whole avocado, this avocado storage box will help keep your avocado good until you use the rest.

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Do avocados make you poop?

I’m just going to say that avocados are high in fiber and if you’re in the midst of menopause like I am, avocadoes are a wonderful addition to your diet. Try my avocado pineapple high fiber smoothie if you’re looking for a bit more regularity.

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Avocado benefits for weight loss

Avocado is a wonderful choice for people who are trying to lose weight because it’s high in fiber. That means that it will help keep you full longer which discourages snacking.

And, avocado is loaded with heart-healthy fats which can help with weight loss. Learn more about overcoming a weight loss slump

Benefits of avocado sexually

Yes, there really are benefits of avocado that can help improve your sex drive and sexual health. The potassium and folic acid that are in avocados can help improve your energy. And, the healthy oils are good for your heart. Those things combined can help improve your sex life.

How to eat avocado

There are lots of different ways to eat avocado. You can slice it and add it to your favorite salad, make an easy guacamole recipe, or try this shrimp avocado salad recipe from Turning the Clock Back. I love adding it to my chipotle taco bowl! This avocado cuber makes it so much easier to cut.

What are your favorite health benefits of avocado?

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