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A Love Letter to Avocados

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If you’ve ever experienced the internal eye roll after hearing someone remind you that “guac is extra,” you don’t need anyone to tell you how amazing avocados are.

There’s always another reason to love avocados.

This superfood is packed with health advantages when ingested, but it has other GR8 qualities that can be enjoyed topically.

The Unrivaled Nutritional Benefits

Avocados don’t play around when it comes to being a well-rounded fruit that doesn’t cut corners on benefits.

One serving of avocado contains hearty essential fats, approximately six grams. With less than a gram of sugar and almost 3 grams of fiber, this 64-calorie food’s makeup provides a versatile nutrient-filled snack.

As far as vitamins go, a single avocado is a perfect source for vitamin C, E, K, and B-6, as well as folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, niacin, and riboflavin.

Even More Benefits

Though most of the calories in avocados come from fat, the fat they provide can help to curb appetite and tell your brain that you are full.

Consuming this type of fat can help your body to absorb better the nutrients of other foods ingested. These same fats can work to boost the immune system, assist in maintaining healthy cholesterol, and the high levels of magnesium and potassium can regulate blood pressure.

There are even studies that avocados may potentially help to prevent oral cancer, osteoporosis, and improve digestion.

So yeah, they’re pretty much an MVP of the food world.

Beauty is in the Eye of the Avocado Holder

Aside from their rich flavor and superb nutritional value, avocados are a suitable go-to for skin, hair, and antiaging.

Food for Your Skin

First of all, being rich in vitamins A, D, and E makes them an ideal moisturizer and companion to easing the healing process of minor scratches or marks. The natural density of vitamin E can assist with scarring and hyperpigmentation in the skin.

Their richness in omega 3 and 6 can aid in strengthening the skin’s natural barrier, which can decrease the likelihood of redness or other skin irritations and infections.

Care for Your Hair

Of course—this lush treat for the skin applies to hair as well. Avocado is the underdog of natural hair conditioners, finding its way into hair masks homemade and store-bought alike.

As though their presence hasn’t blessed the world of beauty enough, they work as both a moisturizer that helps to smooth fine lines as well as protect from UVB and UVA rays. AKA, it’s a natural sunscreen.

Avocado-cate Yet?

With exceptional value for both inside and outside of the body, avocados are one of a kind. They are easily accessible, can be found in countless beauty products, restaurants, and recipes.

Don’t deny your love for avocado, because in a couple of years—we might discover even more reasons to love them.

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Amanda is a GR8NESS contributing writer who lives in celebration of self care, and endeavors to approach all things with a student mentality. Her love for the study of self-development is rooted in fitness, holistic wellness, and skin care. She is an advocate for mental health; and hopes to connect others to their own way of daring to care.
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