1. They’re Packed with Nutrients
Avocados have eight out of the 13 essential vitamins (vitamins C, E, K, B-6, folate, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and thiamine) and are also a great sodium-free source of essential minerals like potassium and magnesium. Avocados also contain all 18 essential amino acids, making them a complete protein source.
2. They’re Full of Good Fats and Fiber
Avocados are a good source of fiber and heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, mainly oleic acid (the good kind of fat also found in olive oil). Oleic acid has been linked to reduced inflammation and has demonstrated beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer. They also contain soluble fiber that helps “trap” excess cholesterol so it can be escorted from the body. Soluble fiber is the type of fiber that is known to be able to feed your friendly gut bacteria. While avocados do contain 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those come from fiber, making them low-carb friendly.
3. They Help Curb Hunger
Studies have shown that including avocado in meals can make individuals feel satiated for longer. The relatively large amounts of fiber found in avocado contribute to feelings of fullness, too. Fiber has also been strongly linked to lower risk of many diseases, weight loss, and reduced blood sugar spikes.
4. They Have Endless Health Benefits
Avocados can help lower LDL and raise your good HDL cholesterol while also lowering triglyceride levels. They help with blood-sugar regulation, and also reduce body and brain inflammation. In addition, one study found that people who eat avocados tend to be healthier in general. People who ate avocado weighed less, had a lower BMI and significantly less belly fat, and were half as likely to have metabolic syndrome.
5. They Increase the Effectiveness of EnduraQ
Avocados are full of polyphenols, carotenoids, and omega-3s, which are plant compounds that significantly boost health while also helping your EnduraQ do its job. As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, taking EnduraQ with other antioxidants and flavonoids maximizes the benefits you’ll receive. This means even more exercise endurance, more efficient fat burning, shorter recovery time, and an optimally functioning metabolism. Avocados also contain lutein, a phytochemical that helps maintain eye and skin health. Phytochemicals are another type of biologically active compound found in plants that work synergistically in the body when taken with EnduraQ. In addition, avocados help the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients from other foods. Nutrients like vitamins A, D, E and K, along with antioxidants like carotenoids (mentioned above), need to be combined with fat before the body can use them. One study showed that avocado can increase antioxidant absorption by 2.6 to 15-fold. This means that avocado may increase your body's absorption of EnduraQ, too.