Tomorrow, September 16th is National Guacamole Day. And we are all for celebrating avocado, which is often referred to as a superfood because of its nutritional and health properties.
An average size avocado - about 3.5 ounces - has 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber so there are only 2 net carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food.
Here are some facts about the healthy pear-shaped fruit:
- High in healthy fats (77% of the calories from fat) the majority from oleic acid - a monounsaturated fatty acid found in olive oil
- No cholesterol or sodium
- More potassium than bananas, which helps reduce blood pressure (a 3.5 ounce serving contains 14% of the RDA, compared to 10% in bananas)
- Loaded with fiber that can contribute to weight loss, reduce blood sugar spikes
- Can help lower cholesterol and triglyceride Levels, which helps prevent heart disease
- Better absorption of other nutrients from plant foods including vitamins A, D, E and K
- High in antioxidants, including Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are very important for eye health and may lower the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
But what if you dont like avocados? Here are some of nutrients in an avocado that you can consider boosting with pure vitamins and supplements. And you can buy all your discount vitamins online through IdealVitamins.com..
Here are some of the most abundant nutrients in a single 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving of avocado but you can also get these through supplements:
- Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA...
- Folate: 20% of the RDA
- Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA
- Potassium: 14% of the RDA
- Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA
- Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA
- Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA
- It also contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin).