Avocado is special. It is a super fruit unknown to many people. If you don’t believe this then you need to understand its health benefits. An avocado can serve as a complete and balanced dish as it packs about fourteen essential dietary requirements, which are Vitamin B complex especially folic acid; Vitamins C and E which are anti-oxidants; potassium and sodium for many metabolic processes, iron and copper for healthy blood; lots and lots of good fats and fibers, and many more.
Here are some avocado health benefits:
Fats manage fats - Avocados contain the compound beta-sinosterol and a very high percentage of monounsaturated fats or HDL (high density lipids) that work towards lowering of the bad cholesterol or LDL (low density lipids). Further, avocados can speed up basal metabolism that results in faster burning of body fats and losing weight.
Fats regulate sugar - Insulin resistance can be reversed by the monounsaturated fats found in avocados. There is a high content of soluble fiber in avocados too. The monounsaturated fats and the high soluble fiber content account for its low hypoglycemic index, thus making avocados ideal for diabetics.
Cancer shield - Protection against cancer like breast, oral, and prostate are among the benefits of avocado. Avocados are said to be good for preventing breast cancer due to the presence of oleic acid similar to olives. The pre-cancerous and cancerous cells in the mouth are sought and eliminated because there are certain compounds found in avocado that can do these.
Having a heart that’s young and well - Age-related ailments that are triggered by having high exposure to free radicals are slowed down by anti-oxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and glutathione found in avocados. The combination of folate, Vitamin B6, and potassium in avocados make them great in keeping a healthy heart with improved chances of not having a stroke, plus you get a healthy immune system.
Seeing the world more clearly - Lutein, a kind of carotenoid is found in avocados that can prevent the affliction of two dreaded age-related eye degenerating diseases - macular degeneration and cataract.
Other benefits of avocado include: anti-inflammatory properties due to polyphenol and flavonoid phytonutrients, enhanced nutrient (beta carotene and lycopene) absorption, and cure of bad breath.
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