Avocado

The avocado is actually a fruit not a vegetable as most people may think. This hard scaly covered fruit contains 320 calories for one average sized avocado. Although most of us use avocado to make guacamole dip, we can enjoy avocados so many other differ ways, but in particular we can benefit from their vitamins and nutrients to improve our health. Here are just some of the great health benefits.


Avocados are high in fiber, and fiber is great to promote weight loss and keep us regular.  They are high in omega -3 fatty acids which lowers the risk of heart disease. You will find plenty of potassium in this luscious fruit which is important to our metabolism and maintaining a balance in our body.
The vitamins in an avocado are B vitamins along with vitamin K and vitamin E. B vitamins also help your body’s metabolism and promote a healthy skin tone.  Vitamin K plays a fundamental role in making sure that our bones grow properly, and that our bone density is well maintained later in life. The final vitamin which is Vitamin E is an antioxidant and it also promotes circulation of blood to our scalp to increase hair growth. Now that you realize that avocados have so much more to offer you other than guacamole, perhaps you might try it more often.
Enjoy this video on avocados to learn more about how you can prepare this delicious fruit. 
Eat Healthy!