We all know avocado is tasty, but here are 8+ health benefits you might not know

Guacamole and tortilla chips make a great appetizer. Avocado can be added to sandwiches and salads. It can even be eaten straight, just peeling off the skin and removing the pit.
Besides tasting good, avocados have a number of health benefits that may cause you to eat even more. Here are 8+ ways you're helping yourself every time you eat avocado.
1. Weight loss. Because avocados contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, Healthline points out that avocados are helpful when trying to lose weight. The fiber in avocados is indigestible, which means your body is expending energy trying to digest the fiber and getting no calories from it.
2. Depression. Avocados are high in folate which, according to Medical News Today, can help alleviate symptoms of depression.
3. Anti-inflammatory. High in monounsaturated fats, avocados are a source of good fats, says BBC goodfood. Healthline shares that these fats are known to help reduce inflammation, lowering discomfort from joint pain.
4. Vitamin powerhouse. According to WebMD, avocados contain 20 different vitamins and minerals.
5. Blood pressure. Healthline reports that avocados contain more potassium than bananas. Potassium is important to controlling blood pressure, so by increasing your potassium intake, you may be able to lower your blood pressure.
6. Cholesterol. Cholesterol sounds pretty scary, but Medical News Today
shares that avocado contains beta-sitosterol which is important to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol.
7. Eyes. Avocados also contain lutein and zeaxanthin which Medical News Today states will help protect your eyes against ultraviolet light damage.
8. Vitamin E. BBC goodfood shares that it is high in vitamin E.
9. Nutrition. Besides being a vitamin powerhouse, Healthline states that avocados help your body absorb vitamins A, D, E and K.
10. Osteoarthritis. Avocado won't cure osteoarthritis, but Medical News Today says that it might help provide pain relief and symptom relief to those who suffer from osteoarthritis.
Then next time you're tempted to skip the avocado, remember how healthy it is and pile it on instead.

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