Why We Love Avocados
You won’t find another fruit like the avocado. It’s unique texture, appearance, and taste are interesting enough (did you know they’re sometimes referred to as “alligator pears”?) but their nutritional benefits are even better.
🥑 Avocados are packed with 20 different vitamins and minerals including vitamins K, B5, B6, E, folate, and potassium.
🥑 The amount of potassium in avocados is actually higher than bananas per serving, coming in at 14% of your daily amount versus 10% in bananas.
🥑 They’re rich in fiber with 7g in a 3.5oz serving.
🥑 While avocados have 9g of carbs per serving, the 7g of fiber make them only 2g of net carbs.
🥑 They’re high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that’s similar to the fat found in olive oil.
🥑 While they’re packed with good stuff, they don’t contain any cholesterol or sodium and are low in saturated fat.
🥑 Avocados are high in antioxidants and even boost antioxidant absorption from other foods due to their fat content.
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