Avocados are super healthy, we wouldn’t be surprised if Wonder Woman eats at least one a day. This popular superfood is not only super healthy but super yummy too and full of benefits! According to the California Avocado Commission, avocados are heart-healthy nutrient dense. In fact, just one-third of a medium avocado has nearly 20 vitamins and minerals and has just 80 calories.
Skinny on the superfood: Avocado’s super healthy benefits
A study on the benefits of avocados published in 2015 by the Journal of the American Heart Association, showed that “an avocado a day may be able to keep heart disease at bay” and increase good cholesterol.
in addition, the sodium, sugar and cholesterol-free avocado is the only fruit that contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fat (the good kind!). This helps people absorb fat-soluble nutrients like vitamins A, D, K and E. Plus, if that’s not enough, creamy avocados are one of the first fresh foods a baby can enjoy.
In a nutshell, nutrients in a single 100g serving of avocado rank high on charts showing the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) for vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin K 26%
- Folate 20%.
- Vitamin C 17%
- Potassium 14%
- Vitamin B5 14%
- Vitamin B6 13%
- Vitamin E 10%
Also worth noting, avocados contain small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin). 
Super Yummy Avocado Recipes
What makes this superfood so delicious? Avocados are easy and convenient to pack. More importantly, they can be eaten at any meal or for a nutritious snack. Avocado on toast is a current craze, popping up in trendy restaurants and healthy kitchens across the UK.
You can also use an avocado to feed your face with this moisturising DIY spa recipe for a avocado, banana and yoghurt mask.
If you’re looking for a quick, delicious and healthy dessert, check out our recipe for Chocolate Avocado Pudding!
 Self Nutrition Data: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1843/2
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