If you hadn’t heard yet, it’s common to call millennials ‘the avocado toast’ generation.
For some reason, those techy kids love their avocados, and it’s turned into a worldwide craze.
In the last decade, avocado sales have quadrupled in the U.S. thanks to the 20-somethings facination with the fruit.
Is it just another craze, or is there something to this avocado obsession?
Turns out, there may actually be some meat to this millennial trend.
Avocados, like most fruits and veggies, are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
But we’ve heard that all before.
So why are avocados better than tomatoes, or apples, or any other fruit?
Well, to start, even though all fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients, it turns out avocados are packed full of more per serving than almost any other fruit.
You can get 40% of your daily fiber requirement from one avocado!
Plus, avocados have a huge amount of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorous, zinc, and vitamins A, C, K, E, B1, B2, B3, and B6.
That’s a lot of nutritional value!
Thanks to these nutrients jam-packed in every bite, avocados are good for increasing white blood cell counts, which staves off anemia and helps boost the immune system.
The vitamins in the fruit help keep your skin healthy and elastic. Avocados decrease oxidation in the blood too, which means low cholesterol and a healthy heart.
The potassium in your daily helping of avocado toast helps strengthen your heart further and protects your muscles from hyperextension. It can sooth your intestines, help with bad breath, and the carotenoids in the fruit can even prevent cataracts!
Avocados also improve liver health, nourish hair, and have omega-3 fatty acids that reduce tissue inflammation and help ease arthritis symptoms.
Plus, if you’re trying to diet but you love fatty foods, avocados are the perfect solution.
The fruit is full of fats—but the good kind. The monounsaturated fats in avocados, along with the high levels of phytosterols, may hold secrets to curing cancer.
That’s right! The compounds in avocados can actually cause cancerous cells to undergo automatic cell death!
In other words, an avocado a day can keep the cancer away!
There may be a lot of flash-in-the-pan health trends out there today, but it turns out there’s a reason for the widespread avocado-love, and it looks like it’s here to stay.
I don’t tell you to follow the masses often, but in this case, it’s time to jump on the avocado bandwagon!