In most cases the delicious and sweet foods are not good for our health and we should avoid them. However, that isn’t the case with the avocados as they contain fat with nutrients and great number of health benefits.
Those ones who eat avocados are much healthier that the others. This amazing fruit has many nutrients, lowers the body mass and it also offers many other health benefits.
These are some of the reasons why you should always have avocado by yourself:
-It improves digestion
For a balanced diet and smooth digestive system you have to ingest fiber. The avocado is loaded with fibers. Only thirteen grams of it is enough to supply your organism with more than fifty percent of the fiber need.
-It fights against cancer
A study showed that the extract from avocado may slow down or even stop the growth of prostate cancer cells. Another study showed that it can also reduce the chemotherapy’s side effects. However, the studies are limited, so you need to consume avocado for its other benefits.
-It protects the eyes
Zeaxanthin and lutein are nutrients that are very beneficial in the macular degeneration fight, one of the main causes of blindness. These nutrients are provided by foods rich in phytonutrients.
-It relieves the pain
The extract of avocado reduces the bone arthritis’ symptoms(osteoarthritis). It has anti-inflammatory properties and may sooth some aches related with inflammation and pains.
-It improves the absorption of the nutrients
There are different ways of how our bodies absorb the minerals and the vitamins. Nutrients that are fat soluble need to be combined with fat so our bodies can assimilate them. Fat soluble nutrients are some antioxidants, Vitamin A, D, E and vitamin K. You only have to put ½ avocado to a carrot, lettuce or spinach salad and you will get these antioxidants better: Lutein (four times), beta-carotene (thirteen times) and alpha-carotene (eight times).
-It lowers the levels of cholesterol
There are many people that suffer from high levels of cholesterol and it is very dangerous issue as it leads to heart attack.
Avocados reduce the levels of cholesterol totally, increase the HDL( the good cholesterol), lower the LDL(bad cholesterol) and lower the blood triglycerides.
-It helps in losing weight
Those ones who want to regulate their body weight they surely have to choose avocado. It has great value of nutrition and 12 of avocado can make you feel satisfied and you will eat less. You won’t feel need for a snack three hours after eating.
-It is a great source of healthy fats
It contains monounsaturated fat that lowers the risk of heart attack or a stroke and they lower the blood’s bad cholesterol levels.
-It controls the blood pressure
The avocado is a great potassium source and one fruit contains 28 percent of the recommended daily intake. Potassium reduces the sodium effects on our bodies and that lead to lower blood pressure. Balance your fat intake because avocado contains large amounts of fat.
-It is high in nutrients
Avocado is a great source of nutrients and it contains about twenty minerals and vitamins in every serving.
Of the RDV(Recommended daily values), the avocado contains:
-26 percent- Vitamin B6, 33 percent- Vitamin C, 21 percent -Vitamin E, 28 percent- Pantothenic acid, 19 percent -Copper, 28 percent- Potassium, 53 percent- vitamin K, 41 percent- Folate
-It prevents diabetes
It is very important to keep the levels of blood sugar balanced in order to prevent diabetes. Avocado can help in regulating the levels of blood sugar and with eating avocado the insulin and blood glucose levels won’t raise.
-It fights inflammation
The chronic inflammation may lead to many modern diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, allergies and asthma.
The olive oil’s monounsaturated fat contains oleic acid that is responsible for many healthful properties and in the fighting against inflammation. Some studies linked oleic acid to reduced inflammation.
-It is very important for the expecting mothers
In order for the baby to have normal growth, pregnant women have to pay more attention to what they eat. The avocado is great for the baby and for the mother, as well, as it is rich in Vitamin C and B6, potassium and folate.
Vitamin B6 helps with the tissue of the baby and the growth of the brain and it eases the morning sickness. The folate is for the fetus’s healthy development in early pregnancy.
-It is great for strong bones
The regular consumption of avocado can help in building and retaining strong bones as it is a great source of folate, copper and vitamin K. For best results, just mix the avocado with other vegetables or fruits.
-It improves the mood
Some studies have found a connection between the depression and lack of potassium. In reviews of some studies it is found that depressed people suffer from low levels of potassium. Avocados might cheer you up as they contain many vitamins and minerals (folate and potassium).