Eating a diet that is healthy is key to seeing good performance and progressing in your training. Many studies have found that avocado contains lots of health benefits; from being great for your vision, to having beneficial effects on genes that are linked to cancer. Here’s a few great reasons why you should incorporate more avocado into your diet.
High Nutrient Value
Avocado’s are a great source on vitamin B5, B6, C, E and K. They also contain plenty of magnesium and more potassium that bananas, which are the kings of potassium.
Not only are they full of nutrient but they’re also high in non-saturated fatty acids like oleic acid. Oleic acid is associated with reduced inflammation, which is great for your recovery after a hard workout, and shown to have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer.
Aids in Weight Control
Avocado’s are full of fibre, which turns out to be great in making you feel fuller, this in turn can help you to eat less so you gain all the weight loss benefits from the workouts you’ve been doing.
Eating foods that are naturally high in fibre also helps maintain a healthy digestive system, prevent constipation, and can even lower the risk of developing colon cancer.
Protect your eye-sight
Avocado’s are a great source of lutein, a cartenoid that works as an antioxidant that helps protect against eye disease. However they don’t just stop there, they’ll help your body get more cartenoid’s from other foods. Catenoids are soluble in fats, so eating non-saturated fat rich foods, like avocados, allows the body to absorb more of these eye saving antioxidants.
So get out there and eat avocado
Avocado’s have so many different health benefits that it would seem silly not to eat them. But as with most foods its better to have them in moderation and not to overdo it. Also if you’ve never had avocado before, be aware that you could be allergic (especially if you’re allergic to latex for some reason), and its always best to check with a doctor or proffessional before hand.