You can hardly go a day without seeing or hearing something avocado- whether it’s on the menu, on your social media, or on even on your clothing (some of us juice junkies are guilty of that one), it has become a nationwide craze. But unlike most trends, there’s good reason behind this! Avocados are an amazing little superfood that packs a whole lot of flavor and nutrition in each bite. We’re so passionate about avocados we added a whole sandwich dedicated to it on top of our already beloved Gracious acai bowl. And to spread the avocado adoration, here are a few of the wonderful things this little fruit has to offer:
- Aid in Weight Management
According to a study published in PubMed, eating half of an avocado at lunch “significantly reduce self-reported hunger,” leaving participants feeling more satisfied for longer. Staying satisfied is the key to staying away from this mid-afternoon cravings, helping you to stay on track with your dietary goals. Plus some studies also suggest that a diet rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, like those found in avocados, can help “protect against abdominal fat accumulation and diabetic health complications.”
- Absorb all your vitamins!
Vitamins A, D, E, and K, are all fat soluble vitamins, meaning they require healthy fats to be absorbed by your body. Avocados provide plenty of healthy fats to help your body fully digest and absorb vitamins, making it a great pair with other fruits and veggies to make sure you’re getting the most from them.
- Healthy Aging
Avocados may also provide a wide range of benefits that contribute to keeping us younger. They have xanthophylls that may protect against DNA damage, thought to be a large component of aging. They may help protect skin from UV and other radiation to prevent skin damage, and they’re rich in healthy fats that are high associated with skin elasticity. And most importantly, they contain phytochemicals that are reported to fight against some cancers.
We love apples too, but it sounds like half an avocado a day may really keep the doctor away! Add it to salads, sandwiches, tacos or even just a piece of toast- it’s creamy texture enhances just about anything. And our gracious bowl and avocado sandwich both have the perfect amount for a breakfast or lunch that packs flavor and nutrition. We promise this is one trend worth the hype.
Here’s the link to the PubMed article we’ve gotten our information from so you can do your own research too! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3664913/#s22title