An avocado is a super food with powerful antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids, essential oils and healthy fats! Avocados are perfect for any low carb diet due to their low sugar, high fiber, high protein and net carbohydrate profile.
Here are 5 facts about avocados, you may not know.
Avocados are often thought of as a vegetable because of their green exterior and green fleshy skin, but they are actually classified as a fruit. More specifically, an avocado is a large berry containing a single seed!
2. AVOCADOS CONTAIN MORE POTASSIUM THAN BANANAS
Perfect for a low carber, a single avocado contains about 975 milligrams of potassium, while a single banana contains only 487 milligrams of potassium.
3. AVOCADOS ARE GREAT FOR THE EYES
While carrots usually get all of the eye-health attention, avocados contain powerful antioxidants including nutrients such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin which promote good eye health.
5. AVOCADOS CAN BE USED IN PLACE OF BUTTER
Try substituting avocado for butter in your homemade baked goods! The creamy texture and healthy fats make for a surprisingly-easy baking substitution. And no, they won’t make your cookies green!
6. AVOCADOS ARE GREAT FOR YOUR HAIR & SKIN
Avocados are loaded with powerful antioxidants, amino acids and essential oils! Use the creamy flesh to naturally repair damaged hair and moisturize dry skin!
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