Let’s face it, you’ve always known that avocado is a superfood. Is there any other substance that you can put in your mouth, on your face, and in your hair and still have enough left over to make something as delicious as guacamole? Didn’t think so. And just in case you needed more incentive to stuff your face with creamy green goodness, Greatist is reporting a whole new set of reasons to love the avocado.
Apparently, a recently released study that focused on dietary and exercise habits found that eating avocados is tied to better overall health, higher quality diets, and less added sugar consumption. The study compared the dietary habits of 17,567 U.S. adults and found that the participants who ate any avocado at all had more positive health indicators (such as lower BMI waist circumference, and body weight) than their avocado-less counterparts. They also consumed significantly more fruits and vegetables and took in higher levels of vitamins and nutrients.
It’s worth noting that this study was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board, which just happens to cover all domestic and imported Hass avocados sold in the U.S. market. Because no study based on thousands of dollars of commercial interest could ever be biased . . .right?
H/T + PicThx to Greatist