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Move Over Apples: Add Avocados to Your Daily Diet

Thursday, October 5th 2023 10:00am 4 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Incorporating an avocado into your daily diet might hold the key to maintaining good health by supplying your body with essential nutrients for your skin, brain, and heart, while also helping to prevent obesity and other health issues. Here are four advantages you can anticipate when you consume a single avocado on a daily basis.

Sometimes, the simplest things can have the most significant impact on your well-being. This certainly rings true for avocados. Partaking in just one of these tropical fruits, also known as alligator pears, each day, could enhance your skin and cognitive health, combat abdominal fat, and more.

Enriched with vitamins E and B6, along with a wealth of healthy fats, protein, carotenoids, and fiber, incorporating avocados into your diet on a regular basis provides your body with essential nutrients that many individuals lack. While it may seem overwhelming to completely transform your lifestyle for the sake of improved health, making minor yet meaningful adjustments can yield substantial results. Here’s what you can anticipate by introducing an avocado into your daily culinary routine.

4 Advantages of Consuming a Daily Avocado

More supple and elastic skin

Although avocados are technically fruits, their nutritional profile aligns more closely with vegetables. Their abundant monounsaturated fatty acids, including oleic acid, and phytochemicals like lutein, zeaxanthin, phytosterols, vitamins E and A, niacin, and folate, make them an exceptional source of nourishment with healing properties.

A group of researchers from the University of California Los Angeles and the David Geffen School of Medicine noted that the unique combination of carotenoids, lutein, zeaxanthin, and unsaturated fatty acids enhances the absorbability of carotenoids. These compounds are shown to concentrate on and benefit the skin. In a study involving 39 overweight women aged 27 to 73, those who consumed a daily avocado for eight weeks exhibited firmer, more elastic skin on their foreheads compared to those who didn’t include avocados in their diets.

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