Offering significant amounts of over 20 different nutrients, they are rightfully considered a “super food”!
For example, a single serving of about 100 grams of Avocado provides 26% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of Vitamin K, which regulates blood clotting and helps prevent heart disease. It also has 20% of the RDI of Folate, a powerful nutrient in the creation of new cells and our body’s overall immune function, and 10% of the RDI of Vitamin E, which is important for maintaining optimal eye and skin health. Potassium and Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6 all assist the body in maintaining critical processes such as regulating our metabolism, managing your energy, and ensuring optimal nerve functions. Add to that an amazing amount of healthy oils that are great for your brain, help you absorb other nutrients in your food, and actually help you reduce cholesterol in your body! So this spring, become an avocado lover and think beyond Guacamole – eat them as a quick snack right off their skin, enjoy them on toast, in salads, or add them to your smoothie!