10 Facts That Confirm The Awesomeness Of Avocados

3) Bye Bye Cholesterol

Although avocados do contain a lot of fat, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will make you fat, as so many people seem to believe. The fat contained in avocados is oleic acid which is thought to beneficial for heart health. Studies have shown that eating avocados can reduce cholesterol levels significantly.

4) Whatever bananas, avocados have officially beaten you in the potassium stakes.

If you’re not a banana lover and fear that you may not be getting enough potassium in your diet (which most people aren’t) then you should definitely think about eating more avocados. One serving of avocado contains 14% of your RDA of potassium in comparison to bananas which only contain 10%. Your blood pressure will thank you later.

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5) Not only are they pears for alligators, but they’re fiber rich too!

One serving of avocado contains 7 grams of fiber, which is a higher dose than most foods. Fibre has a lot of benefits; it can reduce blood sugar and also contribute to weight loss. Fiber also slows down the breakdown of carbs in the digestive system, leaving you feeling fuller for longer.