Advantages and Health Benefits Of Avocados

avocado fruits cut in half on brown surface

We all know that avocados are good for you, but do you know how good? There are many advantages and health benefits of adding avocados to your diet. Besides being loaded with vitamin A, C, E, and omega 3 fatty acids, avocados are a fruit, not a veggie. They have 234 calories per cup and meet 20% of your daily potassium requirement.

Avocados can fight cancer cells in your mouth and gums, destroying them!

Studies show that oleic acid in avocados helps prevent breast cancer. They contain glutathione, which helps prevent aging. Avocados also contain folate, which helps protect our heart and protect against strokes. Another significant advantage of adding avocados into your diet is they are great for your eyes. They are loaded with carotenoids and lutein, which fights against certain eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration. 

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you, it shall be for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat; and it was so. Genesis 1:29-30  

sliced avocado

Examples of food from this passage include avocados, apples, cherries, pecans, grapefruit, papaya, olives, and walnuts.

This green, thick-skinned fruit has been around for thousands of years and excellent for our bodies. There are many recipes to include this powerhouse food into your diet. You can include avocados in ice cream, smoothies, salads, on toast, and of course, guacamole. 

God knows exactly what our bodies need, and the Bible tells us so. 

Eat Green!

Author: Tami
Author: Tami

Founder and CEO of Oak and Lee Ministry, Tami is a mom of 7 and a motivational writer. With God’s hand on her heart, Tami created O&L Ministry to not change the world but to reach one person everyday and point them in the right direction no matter where they are.

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