The surprising benefits of avocados

The surprising benefits of avocados

Green goodness

Text: Denise Kok

This creamy, buttery fruit makes for a versatile pantry staple

Ever polished off a whole bowl of guacamole in one sitting? We're guilty of that. Thankfully, the sin-factor that comes with this avocado-rich treat is negligible. This green fruit (yep, it's technically a fruit, not a vegetable) is low in sugar and generous with fiber, helping you to feel full longer. Even a simple avocado juice (drizzled with lashings of gula melaka for added flavour) can double up as a quick lunch-fix, helping to curb cravings for the next few hours.

benefits of avocados

The creamy flesh of the avocado offers up a cocktail of vitamins and minerals including potassium, vitamins B and E, iron, and niacin. Some might argue that avocados are high in fat — and they are — but they contain monounsaturated fat, a beneficial fat that helps to lower bad cholesterol levels when eaten in moderation.  

Looking to whip up an avocado-filled treat? Below, three ways to enjoy this versatile, green fruit.