Spotlight on Superfoods – Avocado

04.10.16 Eat Blog SumoSalad

Here at SumoSalad we’re passionate about superfoods and using them in delicious dishes every day of the year. But how well do you know your superfoods and why they’re so good for your health? Introducing our series Spotlight On Superfoods.

The title says it all really – we’re going to start talking about key superfoods and the benefits of including them in your dietary choices. Why? Because we want you to live a healthier, happier life.

To kick us off we’re starting with the legendary AVOCADO


Added to salads, mixed into a sandwich or simply spread on toast with cracked pepper, the avocado is an Australian staple. But exactly why is it so good for you?


1. Avocados Assist Weight Loss. Looking to slim, tighten and tone? Well you’re in luck. Half an avocado contains 3.4 grams of fibre which your body requires to work a good digestive system. Avocados also contain oleic acid that activates the part of your brain that helps you feel full, meaning those snack cravings will be shown the door and your waistline will thank you for it!


2. Avocados Help Prevent Eye Disease
Avocados are a fantastic source of Lutein. What’s that, I hear you ask? Lutein is a carotenoid that works as an antioxidant and also prevents eye disease. They’re looking pretty good now, right?


3. Avocados Stabilize Blood Sugar
Is there anything this superfood can’t do? Avocados are packed with monounsaturated fat (good fats) which slows digestion and stops blood sugar spiking following a meal. A diet high in good fats even helps reverse insulin resistance, which translates to long-term blood sugar stability. Boom.


4. Avocados Lower Cholesterol
High cholesterol is one of the main risk factors for heart disease. The cholesterol-lowering properties of avocado, along with its folate content, help keep your heart healthy.


So go on – add an avo to your plate to treat your mind, body and tastebuds!




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