You have most definitely heard of the fruit, avocado, since you were young. Although, many would agree that avocadoes have never been more appreciated than today.
What, really, is the hype for this fruit?
There are trendy shoes, clothes and accessories but there is also this, the hipster fruit. The trendy fruit. Today, avocadoes seem to be everywhere and in everything. From smoothies, to sandwiches and burgers. Are you an avocado lover yourself?
If you are or are not, here’s a couple of interesting facts you may not know about the hipster fruit.
Or if you want to, the high-SES fruit.
Avocadoes are full of protein
Whether you are a gym junkie or not, protein is always important to everyone’s health. Protein is an important building block of muscles, bones, cartilage and skin, and is used to repair tissues in your body. Therefore, if you are in need of protein, avocadoes could be your best friend.
Tip for gym-goers: Mix blended avocadoes in your shakes and consume after a tiring workout! This helps rejuvenate and repair exhausted muscles, and “proteinify” you, because according to my maths teacher, protein + protein = more protein.
Avocadoes grow in pairs
The way avocadoes grow is quite interesting. Avocado trees need another tree close by in order to pollinate and bear fruit. This is why avocadoes symbolize love and fertility.
An avocado-related meal or snack could be a great idea for a monthsary, anniversary or any romantic dates. Let your partner know the hidden meaning of avocadoes to spice up some romance!
Is this avocado ripe?
What is more important than eating healthy fruits?
Making sure the fruits you are eating are ripe, of course!
In order to tell whether avocadoes are ripe, you have to gently squeeze the fruit, without denting it with your fingers. If the fruit yields to firm, the fruit is ripe and ready to be consumed. If the fruit has a small hint of softness, the fruit will ripe in a couple of days. Make sure that when you have avocadoes, they are ripe!
Avocadoes are good for your skin
Keep yourself looking flawless and moisturized with avocadoes. This hipster fruit does not only contain healthy fats but also chlorophyll to reduce inflammation on the skin, Vitamin E to promote softness and reduce wrinkles, as well as water to hydrate your skin.
Got to have that beautiful skin for the ‘gram! (and for better health, most definitely!)
Avocadoes lower bad cholesterol
Avocadoes are a part of a cholesterol-lowering diet. An avocado a day can lower “bad” cholesterol, especially for people who are overweight or obese.
Through lowering levels of bad cholesterol, avocadoes also indirectly lower the risks of stroke and heart diseases.
This fruit upgrades your dips and spreads
Looking for a good dip to accompany your chips for a movie night? Out with the unhealthy and canned dips or spreads you pick up from grocery stores, and in with healthy, fruity and affordable one!
Avocadoes make a delicious and healthy dip or spread. All you have to do is blend the fruit (without the skin and seed, of course) in a blender and mix with spices you desire.
Avocadoes are SUPER HEALTHY
There is no doubt that avocadoes, being fruits, are healthy but one can never stress enough how healthy these things actually are.
Here are some health benefits of avocadoes:
- Rich source of anti-oxidants
- Prevents cancer
- Heals digestive disorders
- Prevent cravings and increases fat loss
- Prevents blood sugar imbalance
- Excellent source of potassium
‘Health is wealth’ they say, and they are most certainly right. With the fast-paced life people have today, a quick munch on avocado can keep your health in check with no hassle.
This fruit has anti-ageing superpowers
The high levels of vitamins that avocadoes contain slow ageing by keeping the skin well-nourished and moisturized. This keeps you young-looking.
Keep your youth by incorporating avocadoes in your diet!
‘Avocado’ – The History
The fruit originated from Mexico and was traced to have been in Mexicans’ diet for almost over 10,000 years. Sir Hans Sloane, an Irish Naturalist, was believed to have coined the word ‘avocado’.
Avocadoes may be a hipster fruit, but it is definitely not new in the world. Avocadoes are like the famous Gucci products. Vintage, but new and trendy.
Fun Fact: Avocadoes used to be called ‘Alligator Pears’
This is because of its shape and the rough green skin of some cultivars.
Did you know that?
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