Avocado, the superfruit!

Avocado has always been prized as a diet booster to many health junkies, and many add them in their daily breakfast as they swear by its health benefits.

So what is so amazing about this “alligator” pear? (got its name from the rough skin and pear shape)

There are three main reasons why you should add this delicious, creamy fruit in your diet!

  • Firstly, avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium and are incredibly low in saturated fat! This means that it is beneficial for your heart and your overall health!
  • Secondly, avocados are packed with fibre! It has both soluble and insoluble fibre which means that it can help in removing waste effectively as well as helping you to reduce the cholesterol levels in your body! Good for preventing constipation and those who wants to manage their cholesterol levels!
  • Thirdly, eating avocado may help you lose weight! This wonder fruit keeps u satiated longer because it is high in fibre and low in carbohydrate. These two nutrients are crucial factors to promote weight loss and weight control on the long run.

However, it is important to note that while avocados contain good fats such as monounsaturated fats (same kind of fats in olive oil), it is still considered a high calorie food due to the high fat content.

This means that, while it is good to incorporate this buttery fruit in your diet, it is essential not to overeat. A good portion will be about 100g (half an avocado) daily or half a cup of avocado milk shake.

Many of the fruit juice stalls at Food Canopy canteens serve delicious and creamy avocado milk shake, so reach out for this healthy goodness next time you drop by!

Source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-proven-benefits-of-avocado#TOC_TITLE_HDR_12

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