November 7, 2018| 161 views

 At Alovado, we call it the ‘green gold’ of our time.

Some describe an Avocado fruit as off-flavour and off-odour while others describe it as having a buttery, creamy, nutty flavour.

In our opinion, it all depends on one’s palate.

What is more important is the fact that avocado is a superfood with huge health benefits. It is a fruit that has immense nutritional value across all age groups.

Don’t eat less, eat right!

Avocado fruit is a rich nutrient-dense food high mainly because of its’ healthy monounsaturated fat. The fruit has among other nutrients, fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium. The magnesium helps reduce anxiety and prevent migraines, osteoporosis, balances levels of sodium, potassium and calcium in the body; Vitamin E in avocado fruit is a great antioxidant; folate helps prevent cardiovascular and neurological ailments while the fiber aids in digestion and bowel movement.

So when is the best time to maximize on the nutritional benefits of the avocado?                          

There are loads of ideas about when it’s best but it remains just that, an idea.

Contrary to information across the internet as to the best time or worst time to eat an avocado fruit, there is minimal definitive scientific evidence that eating this fruit mid-morning is more effective than mid-afternoon or eating one in the evening is least beneficial.

As Alovado, we still maintain that anytime is a good time to eat an avocado fruit.

It doesn’t matter the time of the day.

When you feel the need or the urge to make that Avo-smoothie, Avocado salsa, an Avo-bean salad, tuck some Avo slices into a cheese and ham sandwich or you simply want to make an Avo-sauce for your favourite pasta dish, don’t hesitate. Delve right into it!

An avocado fruit is easy to the stomach hence does not contribute to digestive problems. It can be eaten on an empty stomach, with a meal or after a meal. All the nutritional benefits of the fruit will be absorbed by the body upon digestion.

Good news for diabetics is that an avocado fruit is a low glycemic index food having an index of 15. A low glycemic index reduces the risk of increasing blood sugar. Moreover, avocado has folic acid which helps in reducing homocysteine levels, which results in blood sugar levels.

The bottom line.

While we may not guarantee that everyone will agree that anytime is Avo-good time, what we can guarantee is the far-reaching benefits of eating this fruit every day.

Regardless of the time of day, eating avocado fruit is a delicious and healthy way to get plenty of nutrients for your body.

As the adage goes, ‘Prevention is better than cure’ so grab this super fruit and have a bite.

Avocado makes everything better.