Avocado is an incredibly delicious and nutritious fruit, very unique cos of its rich and creamy texture.
Scientifically, they are called Persea Americana.
Avocados vary from shape and color. The most common is the Hess Avocado.
Avocados contain a remarkable proportion of nutrients and vitamins which include; vitamin K, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, Potassium, Folate, 10g of dietary Fibre, 15g of healthy fats, 2g of protein, low in saturated fat, no cholesterol.
The health benefits are encompassing and overwhelming, 5 of which are;
Heart-health: Avocados are very rich sources of potassium which makes it excellent to improve heart health. They contain 125 milligrams of potassium per serving.
Research shows that avocados have great anti-inflammatory properties that keep the cardiovascular system in good shape. Oleic acid and Vitamin E in Avocado also gives anti-inflammatory properties which reduces the risk of cardiovascular complications.
Weight loss: Avocados are very low in carbs and high in Fibre which helps promote weight loss.
Study shows that consumption of avocados keep one feeling full for a long stretch of time and reduces your intake of calories which helps reduce the risk of metabolism complications and this is just perfect for weight loss.
Eye-health: Studies showed that consuming avocados increase antioxidant absorption from other food and avocados in themselves contain powerful antioxidants- carotenoid lutein and zeaxanthin which drastically reduces the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration, wonderful for eyesight.
Fights infection : Vitamin C are known to boost the immune system which helps protect against infection and disease. Avocados contain 17% of vitamin C. Intake of avocado helps fight infection.
Reduces cholesterol level : Avocados contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Majority of this fat is oleic acid which is also a major component of olive oil. Oleic acid is proven to reduce inflammation, reduce blood triglycerides by up to 20%. It is clearly shown in studies that eating avocados reduces cholesterol levels significantly.
Seize every opportunity to purchase avocados especially in its season, they will serve you excellent flavor and a multitude of healthy benefits.
Without stress, avocados can be incorporated into variety of meals. It’s a blessing to scoop some very often.
Cheers to healthy eating!!Cheers to a healthy life!!!