Hass Avocado is one of those ‘superfoods,’ super-fruits (yes, that’s right!), kids should eat—and eat more often. Like other types of brightly-colored, good-for-you fruits (think: raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries), Hass avocado is a very healthy addition to your kid’s diet.
When it comes to Hass avocado, you probably think guacamole. And although that’s certainly one way to get your kids to eat it, there are other trendy ways they can enjoy it: popping up in smoothie recipes, on a toast or as a healthy swap in sandwiches. While kids may want to snub the fruit due to its characteristic green color, just like they do kale, spinach, and Brussels sprouts, you have to keep offering it to them regularly.
The health benefits that come with Hass avocado consumption are unbelievably enormous. Here are five (5) reasons why avocado is so healthy for kids you don’t want to skip adding it to their diet:
1. Avocados Are Rich in Nutritional Value
When it comes to getting loads of nutritional value for your money, Hass avocados are a great choice. With over 20 vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B5, B6, C, E, K, folate, and potassium, your kids are guaranteed proper nutrition. The good thing is they don’t have to bother about calories as Hass avocados have no caloric value. Also, Hass avocados are sodium and cholesterol-free, further confirming how healthy and nutritious the fruits are.
2. They Provide Excellent Health for the Heart
Hass Avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are healthy fats that help reduce bad cholesterol. Bad cholesterol is a risk factor for developing heart diseases later in life, and Hass avocado consumption prevents that early enough.
3. They Enhance Mental Performance and Eye Health
Polyunsaturated fats, found in avocados, are vital for brain growth and development of the fetus during pregnancy. Hass Avocados also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which are carotenoids or plant pigments, naturally found in the eyes. These pigments are essential for visual acuity and eyesight in general.
4. They Give Vegetables a Boost
Eating Hass avocado alongside nutrient-dense vegetables aids the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients, like vitamins A, D, K, and E, naturally-occurring in vegetables.
5. Hass Avocados Are Filling
Studies show kids don’t consume enough fiber, and this affects their digestive process. The prevalent lack of fruits and vegetables in their diet is the major cause of this problem. Adding Hass avocados to your kids’ dietary plan is a great way to solve this problem. That way, your kids have smooth digestion and can stay filled for an extended period without going hungry. Hass Avocado is a great source of fiber: one ounce has nearly 2 grams. Also, studies show fiber may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, and obesity.
There is no doubt that Hass avocado is an excellent source of nutrition for your kids. It is imperative, therefore, to always include it in their diet.
To know more about this nutritional fruit, get in touch with:
The Avocado Society Of Nigeria