Avocado cut in half with two whole avocados behind it on a wooden cutting board
Nutrition

5 Incredible Facts about the Avocado

First, let’s clear up one thing: avocado is a fruit. You’ve probably been calling it a vegetable your whole life, but it’s not. In fact, in certain parts of the world its called the alligator pear. Regardless of where you find it in the grocery store, it is one of natures true superfoods, chock-full of nutrients, healthy fats and minerals.

1)     Potassium Powerhouse: One serving of avocados has more potassium than a banana!

2)     Healthy Fat Factory: Over three-quarters of an avocados calories come from healthy fats, make it one of the most unique fruits on earth!

3)     So Much Fiber: Humans rely on fiber, both soluble and insoluble for healthy digestion. A 100-gram serving of avocados contains 7 grams of fiber, more than most other fruits and vegetables.

4)     Shocking Eyesight Support: Every serving of avocados contains a host of antioxidants, among them are healthy amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, both proven to help eyesight.

5)     Lowers Cholesterol: Eating avocados regularly has proven to lower total levels of cholesterol. Consuming avocados can lower heart disease risk by improving HDL (good cholesterol) and decreasing LDL (bad cholesterol).

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