We Heart Avocados

Better than bananas 

When it comes to potassium, bananas get all the press, but avocados actually boast twice as much potassium as bananas, a nutrient that supports healthy blood pressure and muscle recovery. 

Brain food for babies

Avocados are a terrific food for moms-to-be. They’re chock full of folate, which plays an important role in the development of a healthy brain and nervous system.  

Don’t stop with guac

Avocados are delicious fresh, grilled, stuffed, and even baked. Enjoy them on toast with soft-cooked eggs for a high-protein breakfast. Add it to smoothies, pesto, and salad dressings. Craving something sweet? Avocados bring a rich creaminess to desserts like Chocolate Avocado Pudding or our Vegan Chocolate Cake.

Full of fiber

One avocado has a whopping 9 to 10 grams of fiber, the secret weapon that stabilizes blood sugar, boosts stamina, and supports healthy digestion and weight management. (Dietitian’s Tip: aim for at least 30 to 35 grams of fiber every day). 

Not your average fruit 

That’s right, the fact that avocados have a seed in the middle means they are technically a fruit! With almost 3 grams of protein and only .2 grams of sugar, they’re one of the most protein-packed, low-sugar fruits out there.  

The good kind of fat 

Not all fats are created equal and avocados are a perfect example, proving that it’s what’s inside that counts. While one avocado delivers about 20 to 25 grams of fat, 75 percent of that fat is monounsaturated, “heart healthy” fat found to increase the ratio of “good” HDL cholesterol to “lethal” LDL cholesterol.  

Vitamin vehicle

All that healthy fat in avocados serves as a virtual Lyft for vitamins A, D, E, and K. These fat-soluble vitamins need to hitch a ride with fat in order to be absorbed and utilized by our body.