Shefit High Impact Sports Bra Shares 10 Reasons Why You Need To Eat More Avocados
10 Reasons Why You Need To Eat More Avocados
Did you know that California accounts for nearly 90 percent of all avocados grown in the United States? Unless you’re allergic to avocados you probably love them! The fat in an avocado gets a bad rap. While it does contain saturated fat — a little more than 1 gram per quarter-segment — the fruit is high in fiber, has more potassium than bananas and is loaded with folates and vitamin E. Of all fruits, the avocado ranks highest in protein.
Here are 10 reasons why you need to add avocados to your diet:
1. They could help you trim down: According a study by the Nutrition Journal they found that eating half an avocado for lunch helps you feel fuller in the afternoon. When your tummy feels satisfied in the afternoon you’ll less likely grab those snacks and feed the munchies. Yes! Easy avocado tip:
add them to your salad, your sandwich and on top of your soup. 2. According to a study of 17,567 adults conducted by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention they found that people who ate half of an avocado per day were:
- healthier than those who didn’t
- weighed less
- had lower BMIs
- smaller waists
- healthier cholesterol levels
3. Avocados are good for your skin and provide a refreshing alternative to over-the-counter facial products. The monounsaturated fats in avocados give nourishment to your skin, hair, and nails. The lutein in avocados helps protect against eye cataracts and macular degeneration. 4. May lower your blood pressure. Because avocados are high in potassium they help with lowering blood pressure. If you think bananas are your go-to source for potassium, think again because avocados have a lot more. 5. Helps you remain injury free! According to a study by the University of Buffalo they found that female runners whose diets were made up of less than 20% fat were more likely to suffer injuries than those who consumed at least 31%. 6. Here’s Shefit sports bra founder, Sara’s easy and clean eating guacamole recipe:
In food processor add:
- 2 tbsps. crushed red pepper
Pulse until the mixture looks this chunky. Best guacamole ever! TIP:
for more chunky, add 1 chopped roma tomato, 1/2 chopped jalapeno and 1/4 cup chopped onion. 7) Avocados are the easiest and quickest meals to make!
- They can be sliced and served with apples, nuts and cheese.
- Mash them with salt, lime, garlic and cilantro: chilies and tomatoes.
- Feed your infant spoonful’s of avocado straight from the skin: the perfect baby health food.
- Indonesians blend them into drinks with sweet condensed milk.
- Brazilians add it to ice cream.
- Californians put it in their maki rolls.
- Grilled corn kernels, diced Spanish onions and mango elbow each other for attention until chunks of avocado mediate and mellow the mix into a tasty salsa.
- An ordinary salad of greens, tomatoes and raw veggies turns almost decadent with slices of avocado.
- Mash an avocado with a pinch of salt and a drizzle of oil, and you’ll find it an ideal condiment — and flavor conduit — for nearly any meal.
- They’re great alternative to mayonnaise
8. And they’re a requirement for Super Bowl Sunday! (I hope the Broncos make it again and win this time!) Practical Tips:
- Choose avocados that have unblemished skins without soft spots which suggest bruising
- You know they’re ready to eat if the flesh yields slightly when pressed with your thumb
- To hasten ripening, put them in a paper bag with a banana
9. Avocado fun facts:
- To avoid discoloration after you’ve cut them, use lemon juice, vinegar, or vinaigrette dressing
- there are more than 400 varieties of avocado
10. For more clean eating recipes and to learn more about high impact sports bras follow us on Pinterest!
- Aztecs thought the avocado was an aphrodisiac