Are you already firmly in the camp of avocado-aficionados that count the creamy, delicious fruit as their top brunch food? Yes, that’s right – avocados are not actually amongst vegetables, but are classified as a berry grown on trees. It’s also known to have gone by other names – from the Florida-friendly “alligator pear” in reference to its shape and bumpy outer skin, to the “butter fruit” in reference to its creamy, smooth texture that makes a perfect spread. As we prepare to celebrate National Avocado Day on July 31st, let’s dig into a few reasons you should consider adding that extra avocado to your plate for your next Gainesville breakfast indulgence.
They Promote Heart Health
Stay heart-healthy with a little help from this incredible fruit. The humble avocado has been linked to a reduction in bad cholesterol when added to a daily diet and can even increase good cholesterol! With this in mind, you can know that while you’re adding this delicious ingredient to a well-balanced diet, you’re also helping to care for his incredibly crucial muscular organ – it’s a win-win!
… Among Plenty of Other Nutrients
Avocados haven’t gotten the “superfood” label without reason. In fact, this fruit has a huge abundance of nutrients, helping your body to get the vitamins and minerals it needs to operate well. In fact, for example, avocados contain even more potassium than bananas! This mineral, which your body doesn’t produce naturally, is important for things like blood pressure, water balance, muscle contractions, digestion, and more – so it’s important to get enough potassium from other food sources!
The benefits don’t stop there. Avocados also contain monosaturated fat – a healthy way to get the fat necessary in your diet. Plus, avocados contain plenty of fiber to aid digestion. What can’t this amazing little fruit do?
Surprising Benefits for Expecting Mothers
If you have a little one on the way, you might be thinking more intently about your diet while eating for two. However, if you haven’t yet added avocados to your meal plan, now is the time! During pregnancy, you’ll need to get plenty of nutrients including vitamin C, folate, and magnesium – all of which are found in avocados. Folate in particular is crucial for your developing baby – and avocados can be an easy way to help meet these increasing nutritional needs.
They’re So Versatile and Delicious
Right here at Peach Valley, your latest spot to find your best brunch yet, we suggest trying them as a key and delicious component in our Valley Fiesta – which features two slices of sourdough garlic bread backed with chorizo sausage, pico de gallo, and avocado, topped with a sunny side up egg and drizzled with signature Onion and Peach Pepper Sauce. Or, go classic with some Protein Packed Avocado Toast, featuring a chunky avocado, black bean & EVOO spread and vine-ripe tomatoes atop multigrain wheat toast, served with two eggs any style. Whichever option you choose, avocado plays an amazing starring role.
Do we have you convinced? Say no more. When you’re ready for your next avocado fix – and a perfect brunch Gainesville Florida residents will appreciate – visit your nearest Peach Valley Café location.