1. Losing weight will be easier
A lot is made of this fruit’s high fat content, but that doesn’t mean you need to cut it from your weight loss meal plan.
In fact, the Nutrition Journal found adding avocado to your lunch leaves you feeling more satisfied post-meal, which reduces your desire to snack over the next five hours by 28%.
- You’ll keep the world’s most common killer at bay
The NHS have found that women are three times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer.
Thankfully, the Archives of Medical Research discovered adding the occasional avocado to your evening salad reduces levels of artery-clogging LDL cholesterol by 22%.
- It makes every meal healthier
There’s another bonus to feasting on good fats from avocado; they increase antioxidant absorption from other ingredients on your plate.
That means more ammunition to fight free radicals, slowing the rate at which your body cells age, which reduces your risk of developing a range of diseases – from cancer, to Alzheimer’s or heart disease.
- Your diabetes risk will decrease
There’s more to having a diet high in fibre than feeling fuller for longer and maintaining a healthy bowel.
With around 13 grams of fibre in every avocado – that’s nearly half of your recommended intake – they’re also the perfect ingredient for sticking it to your type 2 risk.
By better regulating blood sugar and decreasing insulin peaks after meals, researchers at the Imperial College London linked high fibre diets to an 18% lower risk of developing diabetes.
With nearly 4 million people now suffering from this modern malaise in the UK, avocados could tips the scales back in your favour.
- It’ll minimise the threat of Big C
Here’s a heavyweight stat for you: 77% of the calories in avocados are from fat.
But don’t despair, a significant proportion of that fat consists of Oleic Acid, which not only stop cancer cells developing and spreading, but kills tumour cells too, says Nutricion Hospitalaria research.
- You’ll drop the pressure on heart attacks
Forget banana’s famed position as the prime potassium provider in your diet, avocados provide nearly 50% more per 100g.
Research published in the British Medical Journal proves potassium releases the valve on your elevated blood pressure which, in turn, cuts your risk of heart attack.
- It’s tastier than a multi-vitamin…
And does the same job. Each fruit contains 26% of your vitamin K RDA for healthy bones, 13% of your vitamin B6 RDA for a brain boost and 10% of your Vitamin E RDA for age-defying skin.
All this, when enjoyed atop your scrambled eggs on toast, combines to make you stronger, smarter and better looking by the end of breakfast.