Did you know avocados provide a number of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber to boot!?
Take a look:
Vitamin A - a fat soluble vitamin essential for skin, skeletal, mucous membrane, teeth, and eye health.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) - a water soluble vitamin that the@body cannot produce on its own; needed for macronutrient metabolism (carbohydrate, protein, fat) and the production of red blood cells and neurotransmitters.
Iron - Essential for adequate hemoglobin in red blood cells, which is responsible for transferring blood oxygen from lungs to bodily tissues. Plant sources of iron are called “non-heme” and are more difficult for the body to absorb than their animal counterpart known as “heme” iron. But fear not- Vit C helps with non-heme iron absorption.
Vitamin C - 1 cup of avocado provides about 25% of the daily recommended value for Vitamin C! Perfect in helping with the absorption of avocado’s non-heme iron content. Plus: growth, development and repair of all tissues, especially important for collagen regeneration and wound healing, and of course IMMUNITY!
Potassium - A super important mineral electrolyte that aids in nerve function, fluid balance, muscle contractions, and blood pressure regulation.
Magnesium - Mineral needed for hundreds of biochemical processes in the body, including heart health, blood sugar regulation, bone health, and nerve and muscle function.
Fiber - A very important food component that aids in moving bulk through the intestines, maintaining an appropriate gut pH, promoting a homeostatic gut microbiome, bulking and softening stool, and regulating blood cholesterol. Fiber also serves as a prebiotic!