Hmmm.. You probably wonder why we decide to talk about avocado.
It is simply because we eat, drink and breathe avocado every day and cannot stress enough about its benefits; how it can do wonders to our skin, body and especially our soul (because it tastes damm good).
And also, avocado is currently in season in Australia. It’s affordable and it is everywhere so why not enjoy while it lasts…
What contains in an avocado?
- Vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K
- Vital minerals such as Iron, Magnesium, Copper
- Omega -3 Fatty acids.
- Potassium and Beta-carotene
What does it help your body?
Save you from visiting the doctor
Avocados are known to be a nutrient-dense food and high in monounsaturated fatty acids.
Fat is essential for every single cell in the body. Eating healthy fats enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, and help boost the immune system, which will help fight off infections and diseases.
Recent studies also showed that eating good fat regularly will help to lower the cholesterol level in your body which will promote good blood flow and a healthy heart.
Your diet’s best friend
You need potassium to help build muscles, break down and use carbohydrates.
Every 50 g of avocado serving contains 250 mg of potassium, making it a great source of natural potassium to consume. So, if you are on a diet to build strength, avocado would be your go to ingredient for a great breakfast or yummy post workout shake.
Besides, avocado contains no sugar and an abundant source of fiber, it will help you feel full longer and that’s why it is always recommended for weight loss or sugar control diet.
What does it mean to your skin?
Natural UV-ray Protection
When your skin is exposed to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, it may undergo DNA damage and inflammation.
Vitamins C and E present in avocado protect the skin against UV damage, with vitamin C fighting UVA damage and vitamin E fighting free radicals.
However, do keep in mind that avocado cannot be your sunscreen. Babes, don’t forget to use your sunscreen daily!!!
Make your skin glows
As mentioned before, avocado contains lots and lots of omega 9 fatty acids (oleic acid), which are one of the basic building blocks of a healthy complexion.
Avocado oil is widely incorporated in many beauty products to help moisturise the skin. It also improves skin tones and overall complexion (vitality and elasticity)
Last but not least, avocado oil has anti-inflammatory effects, which can help to reduce skin redness and inflammation caused by acne.
Needless to say, whether we eat, drink or spread avocado over our body, it will benefit us somehow!! And there are thousands of ways to incorporate avocado in your daily life. If you haven’t done so, make sure to grab some in your next grocery run. Perhaps…some guacamole for dinner??
Nom Nom.. check out these amazing avocado recipes: http://australianavocados.com.au/recipes
P/s: Speaking about that…brb making a mango avocado smoothie now!!!
Til next time, babes!!
Twelve Team xx