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5 Health Benefits of Avocados

Recently in the office, we've been going crazy for Avocados!

The savoury fruit - (we thought it was a vegetable too) is not only great for your skin, hair, nails & heart, but it's tasty too!

So to motivate your Monday we're bringing you the 'Top 5 health benefits of eating avocados' - why we love them, and why they love us back!

Full of monounsaturated fatty acids, better known as 'good fats', avocados have been known to aid in weight loss as the fruit is source of slow burning energy, instead of storing as body fat.

For this reason, avocados leave you feeling fuller for longer, and make a great breakfast alternative!

We love it spread onto toast with a little salt & pepper to start off the day!

Boasting both insoluble and soluble fibre, Avacados are great for your digestive system by efficiently cleaning out your bowels.

Not only are you less likely to get constipated, but by cleansing the bowels effectively - it will reduce your chances of bowel cancer.

By adding this super food into a salad you double your nutritional intake, and are one fruit more of your 5-a-day.

Potassium is vital for a healthy heart by allowing our muscles to move, our nerves to fire and our kidneys to fliter blood;
and with double the potassium than in a banana - avocados make a great source of this.
The natural oleic acid in avocados can help reduce cholesterol levels - so get creative and try making your own homemade guacemole,
one of our favourite dips which is not only the healthiest, but the tastiest too!

Packed with protein, the alligator pear is a great diet addition to any gym-junkies out there.

1 avocado has 10 grams of protein, and unlike the protein found it steak, it is easier to digest and better absorbed by the body because of avacados high fiber content.

To boost your protein content even further, bake with an egg as a fun breakfast alternative - or if your vegetarian, you can add half an avocado to a shake for a smoothie full of super-green goodness.

One of the most exciting and physically noticeable benefits of eating avocados, are the effects it has on our skin, hair and nails.

Full of vitamin A & E, this fruit helps the purge of dead skin cells, moisturising and renewing the skin in the process.

Homemade masks using avocado, olive oil and egg can be used on your face or hair to revitalize, de-age and add a youthful glow to your face, or shine to your hair.

Now if that isn't enough to persuade you to stock your fridge up with avacados then we're not sure what is - we're already prepping ours for lunch!

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