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Are We Eating Avocados Correctly?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Are We Eating Avocados Correctly?

An avocado is known to be more than a healthy snack, but truthfully, most people are consuming it completely wrong. While fans of the healthy fruit often eat it with a spoon, experts say, that they are depriving themselves of its most healthy part.

Rather than scooping it with cutlery, the best way to preserve the healthy dark green part of the flesh under the skin is to carefully peel the avocado, so that we can preserve more of it.

Popular science organization the American Dietetic Association recently published a study titled How to Get the Most Health Benefits from Eating Avocados.

The study explains, that the flesh of the fruit closest to the skin is high in fiber, potassium, fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins B12 and E. However, this part of the avocado is most often discarded if the fruit eaten with a fork.

That's exactly why nutritionists recommend using a knife or a fine peeler to carefully cut the healthy part of the fruit's flesh.


The easiest way to do this is to cut the fruit in half. Then cut the two halves into four pieces, then just peel off the skin. If the avocado is overripe, it will be more difficult to remove the skin.

It's not by chance, that avocado is called a miracle fruit for its many benefits for the human body. It supports the cardiovascular system, metabolism, blood sugar regulation.

Among the benefits of avocados is that the fruit is a source of a large amount of carotenoids, which are used to fight cancer and are used as an anti-aging agent. They are a powerful antioxidant, protecting the body's cells from damage caused by free radicals.

The pit of the avocado also has beneficial uses. Thanks to it, cholesterol can be controlled, it has an anti-tumor effect, strengthens the immune system, helps you lose weight and treats stomach problems.

You can ensure all these benefits if you regularly include it in your meals:

- avocado salads;

- avocado sandwiches;

- avocado desserts.