Benefits of Eating Avocados
Did you know that the first Hass avocado tree ever planted is still healthy and producing fruit? Just like that tree, maybe we could live longer, healthier lives if we ate more avocados! Although the chances of you sprouting into an avocado tree are slim to none (well, none), you will definitely nourish your body inside and out by eating avocados.
Health Benefits of Avocados
Research has found that Central and South Americans were enjoying avocados as early as 8,000 B.C. They are rich in vitamins and minerals that are essential for maintaining health and fighting disease, as well as an excellent source of fiber and healthy fats that your body needs (monounsaturated fats).
- Vitamins: Avocados have an average caloric count of 320, but these calories are loaded with vitamins A, B6, C, E and K, and when you combine avocados with other healthy foods, you can increase your nutrient consumption by up to 400%!
- Healthy Fats: Their relatively high caloric count is also rich in healthy fats that help you feel full and satisfied for hours, reducing your urge to supplement with unhealthy snacks!
- Protein: Remarkably, avocados provide the 18 amino acids required to form a complete protein, and the proteins in avocados are the most easily absorbed by your body.
All of these benefits are good for your health, but let’s not forget why we eat avocados in the first place: They are a delectable treat for our taste buds. And it’s no wonder that people have been enjoying them for centuries! We certainly do!
You can enjoy the benefits of avocados in so many ways, such as a topping for soups and salads, mixing them in dips and smoothies, and adding them to sandwiches and burgers, just to name a few. Although, we think that fresh guacamole is the ultimate in experiencing the avocado’s benefits!
At Jalisco Mexican Grill, we take the utmost pride in offering you the freshest avocados available, as well as the best ways to enjoy them. Keep yourself healthy and happy by dining with us at 8389 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238 or give us a call at 941.217.4536.