THE AVOCADO

NUTRITIOUS & DELICIOUS!

Our avocado drinks are not only delicious, but great for you! In addition to its enticing flavor and rich texture, numerous studies show that eating Aavocado has powerful beneficial effects on your health due to its high nutrient value and healthy fats.

  • 20 minerals & vitamins
  • 3 grams protein
  • 2 grams net carbs
  • ZERO cholesterol & sodium

WHY SO GOOD?

Avocados contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. A 5-oz. serving of avocado, as in a Bambu Avocado Smoothie, contains about 220 calories, 3 grams of protein and 20 grams of healthy fats.

 

Although it contains 12 grams of carbs, 9 of those are fiber, which reduces the "net" carbs to only 2 grams and makes the avocado a low-carb-friendly plant food. Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium and are low in saturated fat.

Potassium Rich

Potassium is a nutrient that most people don't get enough of. This nutrient helps maintain electrical gradients in the body's cells and serves various important functions. Avocados are very high in potassium: a 5-ounce serving contains 20% of the RDA, compared to 14% in bananas, which are a typical high-potassium food.

 

Several studies show that having a high-potassium intake is linked to reduced blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.

Heart Healthy

Avocado is a high-fat food. In fact, 77% of the calories in it are from fat, making it one of the fattest plant foods in existence. But they don’t just contain any fat; the majority of the fat in an avocado is oleic acid. This is a monounsaturated fatty acid that is also the major component in olive oil and believed to be responsible for some of its beneficial effects.

 

Oleic acid has been linked to reduced inflammation and been shown to have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer.

Lowers Chlorestorol

Studies have shown that the avocado can reduce your total cholesterol levels significantly, reduce blood triglycerides by up to 20%, lower LDL cholesterol by up to 22%, and increase HDL (the "good") cholesterol by up to 11%.

 

In fact, research supports that including avocado in a low-fat vegetarian diet leads to improvements in the cholesterol profile.

Helps in Absorbing Nutrients

When it comes to nutrients, the total quantity eaten is not the only thing that matters. Your body also needs to be able to absorb them, move them from the digestive tract and into your body where they can be used.

 

Some nutrients are "fat soluble," meaning that they need to be combined with fat in order to be utilized. This includes vitamins A, D, E and K along with antioxidants like carotenoids. Studies show that adding avocado to your regular diet can increase antioxidant absorption 2.6 to 15-fold.

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