Flex Foods: The Power of Avocado
Purium Blog | January, 2018
Avocados are one of the tastiest Flex Foods. And hey what do you know, they’re not just something for millennials to spread on toast! Not only are they tasty, but they are good for you too. In fact, on average, the savory fruit carries 20 different vitamins and minerals, with only 160 calories!
One avocado can also provide 9 grams of carbohydrates, but 7 of them are fiber, making this a low-carb food with 2 net carbs.
Plus, they are packed with monosaturated fatty acids. So, what does this mean for you?
Well, the main component of avocado’s fat is from oleic acid. This acid has been linked to positive heart benefits and been shown to regulate blood sugar levels. This means that heat-activated avocado oil could be a heart-healthy substitute for other cooking oils.
Avocados also hold antioxidant phytochemicals, which help protect against diseases like macular degeneration, which can lead to vision loss, and even cataracts. They have also been linked to cancer prevention and arthritis relief. Avocado is truly a SUPERfood.