Health Benefits of Avocado
Avocado’s are a fruit that is often overlooked in the grocery store. If you have never tried one before, you should really give it a try! They’re delicious and healthy for your body. Avocado contains many nutrients such as Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids and potassium which can be beneficial to your health. Avocados can help maintain your weight , lower cholesterol, and improve your blood sugar.
Avocados contain healthy fats that can help you feel satisfied for longer periods of time in between meals or snacks so they are perfect to eat as a nutritious on the go breakfast with eggs, cheese or yogurt. Here are some of the most abundant nutrients, in a single 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving (3):
- Vitamin K: 26% of the daily value (DV)
- Folate: 20% of the DV
- Vitamin C: 17% of the DV
- Potassium: 14% of the DV
- Vitamin B5: 14% of the DV
- Vitamin B6: 13% of the DV
- Vitamin E: 10% of the DV
It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin). Avocados are a nutrition powerhouse and should be eaten every day. They have more potassium than bananas, they’re full of healthy fats that help lower bad cholesterol levels, they contain fiber to keep you feeling fuller for longer (and if you eat them with other low-calorie foods like salad greens or yogurt), they can curb cravings for junk food, and the list goes on! So go ahead – add avocado slices to your lunchtime sandwich or toast it up in an omelette at dinner time.
Here are some of our favotive menu items at EQ Heights that contain avocado.
VEGGIE EGG SANDWICH
Avocado, tomato, spinach and egg on a baguette.
Romaine, spinach, almonds, avocado, tomato topped with sprinkling of cheese.
Avocados deserve their spot next to kale as a superfood staple in your diet! EQ Heights is a social house. We serve great coffee, teas, and sweet and savory treats in a welcoming atmosphere where people can connect with friends. Local groups and educators are encouraged to contact us about hosting meetings and seminars at EQ Heights. Visit our website for more information and view our calendar of events. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!