Why should I eat Avocados?

I see a lot of people everyday in our clinic who have pain and suffer from increased or chronic inflammation. Along with supplements you can also use food to help decrease inflammation in the body.. and guess what!? Avocados actually possess anti-inflammatory agents! 🙂 What are they ask….Pholyphenols and flavonoids 🙂 But that’s not all, Did you know they can also help with bad breath? How do they do this?? by helping to cleanse the intestines! Not only that but they also contain more potassium than a banana..14% compared to the 10% bananas contain. This is just crazy exciting stuff! 🙂

And get this! Avocados have 23% folate which lowers incidences of heart disease. Vitamin E, monounsaturated fats and glutathione are also good for the heart. Folate can lower the risks of having a stroke.

Folate is ALSO essential in the prevention of birth defects such as spina bifida and neural tube defect! All you women expecting get those avocados in your diet ASAP!

The list goes on and on…. BUT

Let’s take a look at all the wonderful vitamins and minerals avocados contain..

Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B3
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B9
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Calcium
Iron
Magnesium
Manganese
Phosphorus
Sodium
Zinc

Wow!! I LOVE it. So why not add them to your daily diet!? Feel free to comment here or find us on Facebook at Yost Family Chiropractic and I would be thrilled to answer any questions you may have 🙂

Pic2Dr. Nicole Davis DC

Dr. Nicole Davis graduated from Logan University with not only her Doctorate in Chiropractic but her Bachelors in Life Sciences. After working with hundreds of clients a week in a busy Ohio Chiropractic clinic, she decided to head home to Des Moines to be closer to her family.  She currently specializes in family wellness care with advanced training in pediatric and pregnancy care, working alongside 2 other doctors in the only Wellness Center in Iowa to offer Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Specialized Pediatric and Pregnancy Care as well as Functional Medicine.  She loves spending time with family, friends and her dog, Maci. She is here to serve her community with love, support and enthusiasm.

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