Popular Avocado

At Falls River Soap Company, our handmade Avocado Soap with Jasmine Oil is one of our best selling handmade soap products.  It's no wonder because the humble Avocado has become one of the most popular foods in the world, especially in the United States. The health benefits of avocados are stated in numerous articles and journals.  All contributing to the popularity of the avocado.  The rise is so significant that sales of Hass Avocados, which make up more than 95 percent of all avocados consumed in the United States, soared to a record of nearly 1.9 billion pounds (or some 4.25 billion avocados) last year, more than double the amount consumed in 2005, and nearly four times as many sold in 2000.  Why we love Avocado soap.

This Super Food (yes that is right, the avocado is now recognized as a super food) is becoming so popular that there are restaurants, which have dedicated their whole menu to this fruit. Such avocado-only restaurants are popping up all over the world in metropolitan cities such as Amsterdam, London, and New York City to name a few.

Health Benefits of Avocados

Here are some of the health benefits of avocados and why we love avocado soap:

Enhanced Digestion – although the avocado consists of a creamy-like texture, it is actually high in fiber with about 6-7 grams per half fruit. Eating foods with natural fiber reduces the risk of constipation and colon cancer, as well as maintains a healthy digestive tract.

Fighting Cancer - consumption of folate, a nutrient that produces and maintains new cells, (not to mention that avocados contain more folate per ounce than any other fruit) can protect against colon, stomach, pancreatic and cervical cancers.

Healthy Babies – consumption of folate is vital for a healthy pregnancy as it reduces the risk of miscarriage and neural tube defects.

Osteoporosis Treatment – the saponins substance, which is found in avocados, is associated with relief of symptoms in knee osteoarthritis.

Protection from Chronic Disease - according to a recent article in Medical News Today, researchers at the Department of Internal Medicine and Nutritional Sciences Program of the University of Kentucky, found that "high fiber intakes are associated with significantly lower risks of developing coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and certain gastrointestinal diseases. Increased fiber intake has also been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and enhance weight loss for obese individuals.”

WebMD highlights some additional health benefits for avocados:

  • Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving, including potassium (which helps control blood pressure), lutein (which is good for your eyes), and folate (which is crucial for cell repair and during pregnancy).
  • Avocados are a good source of B vitamins, which help you fight off disease and infection. They also give you vitamins C and E, plus natural plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer.
  • Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next three hours.

With all the health benefits, it’s time to consider dropping the apple a day and go Avocado. That's why we love Avocado Soap - it's simply amazing!