People are Getting Obsessed with Avocados, and Here’s Why

California is completely obsessed with avocados, and its obsession is spreading over America. People are paying an extra three dollars to get guacamole at Chipotle. The prices for avocado reached a record high as the Super Bowl gets closer. Avocados are relatively more expensive than other plant foods. Research has shown that avocados provide a lot of health benefits to consumers.

Avocados date back to 7,000 to 5,000 B.C. in south-central Mexico. The avocado did not have a lot of changes over thousands of years because it was highly adaptable with its protective shell. The people of Mesoamerica believed that the avocados had mythological powers. The Aztecs believed it helps with fertility for both men and women. There are a couple reasons why the avocados are truly as magical as they say.

Avocados have a lot of monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats are fat molecules with one unsaturated carbon bond. They help prevent heart diseases and strokes because it lowers the bad cholesterol levels. It also provides vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps function many organs in the body. According to the US National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health, an estimate of over 90 percent of Americans do not eat enough vitamin E for body sufficiency. The average adult needs 15 milligrams of vitamin E each day. The lack of vitamin E can cause weakness in the nerves and muscles.

In addition to this, avocados are high in fiber. Fiber helps regulate the sugar in your body. The average American would have 15 grams of fiber per day, although the recommended amount is 20 to 30 grams per day. Fiber gives energy to the bacteria that live in our digestive system so it helps us better digest foods.

Avocados are beneficial for any type of diet. It is shaped like a mango with a soft, buttery texture inside. The next time you get yourself an avocado toast, remember that the avocado has helped sustain people’s health for many generations. It may look like a regular fruit now, but its ability does wonders.

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