15 Reasons To Eat More Guacamole This Week

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7. Incredible Cancer Prevention

If you would like to eat more foods that can help prevent cancer, then add avocados to your grocery list. First, avocados are high in fiber, which is known to help stop colorectal cancer. The high level of oleic acid in avocados is known for killing the cells that cause breast cancer. Avocados naturally fight inflammation as well, which is often the underlying cause of many types of chronic diseases, such as arthritis and Alzheimer’s, as well as prostate cancer.

 

8. Great Source Of Nutrition

Avocados are often referred to as super foods, and it’s no wonder. All avocados, no matter their size or the variety, are simply overflowing with nutrition that can’t be beat. Avocados have more than 20 different vitamins and minerals including vitamin K, folates, vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins, and vitamin E. They also contain small amounts of magnesium, copper, zinc, iron, and vitamin A. All this for a tiny little 160 calories!  Avocados have no sodium or cholesterol and are low in saturated fats. If you want a diet that is full with nutrition and has the fewest number of calories, you can’t go wrong with a delicious, creamy avocado!

 

9. Improves Your Absorption Of Nutrients

What good do all those nutritious foods you are eating do you if your body can’t use them? One of the great things about avocados is that by adding them to your meals, such as on sandwiches, salads, or in soups, you improve your body’s ability to absorb the nutrients in other foods. In fact, several studies have shown that those who eat avocados absorb more carotenoids (by as much as five times!) than those who don’t add avocados to their meals.

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