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Avocados and Muscle Building

Sep 1, 2023

Avocados and Muscle Building

Avocados contain essential nutrients like carbohydrates, fiber, unsaturated fats, protein, and potassium. These nutrients help aid our general functions, providing the body cells with ample vitamins and minerals to grow. This green gold is also known to help in muscle and body-building. 

How avocados aid in muscle development

The development of muscular mass requires three main food components—protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats—to repair and rebuild muscle tissues after a workout which involves intense metabolic stress and muscle damage. Without these macronutrients, damaged muscle tissues can risk serious injuries. There go your muscle-building efforts!

The process of developing muscle tissues in your body requires substantial amounts of energy and fats. Thanks to their low glycemic index and abundance of unsaturated fatty acids, avocados are an excellent source of energy and fat without the risk of gaining unhealthy weight. These healthy fats are also great for hormone production which contributes to muscle development.

Another plus point for this buttery fruit is its high potassium content. When you exercise, you lose this mineral through your sweat which can exhaust you. Potassium maintains your blood pressure and hydration, ensuring carbohydrates are stored longer in your body cells.

Avocados are great for weight loss. A single serving can help make you feel satiated which will ultimately increase your ability to stick to a diet plan. They are also rich in fiber to aid digestion to get rid of waste and toxins after your workout. Finally, the Omega-3 found in their fat content helps reduce inflammation in your heart, bones, and joints—making post-workout soreness more bearable. 

While avocados prove to help your body grow muscular mass, it’s worth keeping in mind that they are still high in carbs and fat which may not be ideal to consume more than the recommended amount. Instead, incorporate them into your favorite dishes with our ready-to-use frozen Hass avocados range. Just thaw, serve, and you’ll have a nutrient-dense meal free of preservatives to fuel your body! Browse our recipes here and our products here.