Avocados are a fruit that grows on trees that are native to Central America and Mexico. Besides tasting great as the main ingredient in guacamole, they are very good for you.
They are known for their healthy fat levels and are very popular, probably the most popular, of all fruits for people following a low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet.
What are the best way to eat them?
Eat them raw to get the most benefits. They are good in smoothies, in my favorite guacamole dip and sliced and used as a topping on many dishes. You don’t have to worry about buying organic with avocados because they are not heavily sprayed and the thick skin protects them.
Avocados reduce inflammation
When eating a high animal fat meal, such as a hamburger, they reduce inflammation from the meal and benefit the vascular system as well: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23196671
Avocados reduce pain associated with arthritis
Pain scores were similar in the group with NSAIDs and avocados: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9476272
They may help blood pressure
They contain potassium, which is especially beneficial in those eating a poor diet: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8526698
Benefit the circulatory system
They reduced platelet aggregation and thrombus formation. This means that the platelets were less likely to stick together and less likely to form clots: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25319210
Reduction in Liver Stress
They have been shown to reduce oxidative stress in the liver: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26060181
Smoothie Recipes that contain Avocados
Superfoods and Smoothie Protein to add to smoothies can be found here:
Ancient Chocolate Superfood mix
Ancient Delight Superfood mix
Ancient Greens Superfood mix