It’s National Avocado Day! This versatile fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) is not only delicious, but it’s nutritious too!
You can mash it on some toast, eat it as a dip, or just add it as your favorite sandwich topping. It’s a great first finger food to introduce to infants, too.
But beyond the flavor profile, avocados offer a ton of nutritional value, especially for your teeth. Loaded with vitamins to strengthen them and prevent decay, here are three health benefits you can expect when choosing to add avocado to your diet:
1. Avocados Are Loaded With Folic Acid
Folic acid or folate has many benefits, such as reducing inflammation, which aids strong gum health. A diet high in these vitamins can lead to a higher resistance to dental plaque and bacteria. Folate, an essential vitamin B9, is also known to promote tissue development, which is all key to a healthy smile.
2. They’re Also a Great Source of Potassium
Bananas aren’t the only fruit that can provide you with your daily potassium; avocados can too. Potassium helps your body absorb nutrient-rich vitamins and keeps your bones and teeth strong, protecting you from tooth decay.
3. A Wealth of Other Benefits Too!
Beyond potassium and folic acid, avocados promote healthy digestion and are a good source of fiber. Often considered a superfood, this green addition to your diet will keep you feeling full longer while hitting your daily vitamin counts.
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