Nutritious & Delicious
Our avocado drinks are not only deliciouis, but great for you! Besides its enticing flavor and rich texture, numerous studies show that eating avocado has powerful beneficial effects on your health because of its high nutrient value and healthy fats.
Vitamins & Minerals
Cholesterol & Sodium
Why So Good?
Avocados contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. A 5 oz. serving of Avocado, like 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 so there are calculated at only 2 “net” carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food. Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium, and are low in saturated fat.
Potassium is a nutrient that most people aren’t getting enough of. This nutrient helps maintain electrical gradients in the body’s cells and serves various important functions. Avocados are actually very high in potassium, with a 5 ounce serving containing 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.
Again, 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 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 effect oleic acid has been linked to reduced inflammation and been shown to have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer.
Studies have shown that 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.
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 by 2.6 to 15-fold.