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5 Health Benefits of Avocado

Benefits of Eating Avocado

We all know that eating avocado is good for you; It is a natural source of vitamins and minerals that help boost your immune system, increase brain function and supports healthy skin and organs!

Below we explore five (5) health benefits of avocado that will have you falling even more in love with avo.

1. Protects Heart Health

Avocados contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats (aka. ‘good’ fats) which help lower our LDL (the ‘bad’ cholesterol) and protect against heart disease and stroke. Maintaining a healthy, low-cholesterol diet by eating fruit and vegetables like avocado is a great way to support heart health and reduce risk of disease.

2. Promotes Brain and Eye Function

Avocado is rich in lutein, a key antioxidant that forms the building blocks of our brain and eyes. Lutein promotes healthy organ function and helps prevent deterioration of memory and eyesight.

3. Supports Healthy Gut Microbiome

Avocados are high in fibre and antioxidants that support a healthy gut microbiome, immune function, and the breakdown of fats. Incorporating avocado into your diet is simple, delicious and beneficial…. Goodbye bran for breakfast, hello avocado toast!

4. Decreases Inflammation

Vitamin E, a powerful group of antioxidant compounds in avocados, protects cells from inflammatory and oxidative damage (the creation of unstable molecules) by neutralising these harmful free radicals.

Avocado is also a natural source of Vitamins B3, C & D, which are great for your skin health!

5. Keeps You Fuller for Longer

Avocados are packed with nutrients, fibre and healthy fats that promote satiety and keep us feeling full. This supports a healthier diet with less ‘quick-fix’ high calorie snacking. Instead of a bag of chips, you can easily spread AvoFresh onto crackers or toast for a quick, convenient and healthy snack to satisfy your hunger!

Avocado on toast with egg
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AvoFresh Recipe - Avocado, Ham & Cheese Cracker

How AvoFresh Products Retain Nutrients

AvoFresh products are made using a unique high-pressure technology (HPP) to retain the colour, nutrients and flavour of raw avocados without the need for artificial colours or flavours. This means you can enjoy the convenience of always ripe and ready avocado AND all its health benefits.

Ways to Add Avocado to your Diet

We may not all want to be superstar athletes but moving our bodies and running around with our kids is important to us. Avocados are a great source of energy, plus they taste delicious and can be enjoyed by the whole family!

Need some meal inspiration? Check out our range of delicious recipes using AvoFresh… from zesty avocado in squeezable tubes (perfect for whipping up wraps and sandwiches) to our Classic Guacamole made with herbs and spices that will make any Mexican dish burst with flavour!