Health Benefits of Avocado

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The avocado is a rather unique type of fruit. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health.

 Health Benefits of Avocado

Nutrient dense fruit- One avocado contains approximately 1/3 of the daily requirement of vitamin K and folate, lots of pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin C. 

Avocado has twice the potassium of a banana- It also contain vitamin E, niacin, and riboflavin. That is definitely nutrient dense!

A Source of Healthy Fat- They help increase good cholesterol. Avocados are full of fat, but adding avocados to the diet can increase HDL and decrease triglycerides.

Help Cure Cancer- Avocados will help your body make more glutathione than many other foods.  Glutathione has been found to help prevent some kinds of cancers. Researchers found extracts from Hass avocados kill or stop the growth of precancerous cells that lead to oral cancer.  Avocado extract was found to inhibit prostate cancer.

Excellent as a First Baby Food- Dr. William Sears puts it as #1 on the top ten list of fruits for babies because avocado nutrition is well-suited for a baby’s growing development.

Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels- Avocado slows digestion which keeps blood sugar from spiking after a meal.

Avocados can Protect Unborn Babies- One avocado provides one third of your recommended daily intake of folate, which helps form a baby’s brain and nervous system. The USDA recommends avocados as one of the best sources for some of the nutrients needed when pregnant.

Improve Eyesight- The high amount of lutein and zeaxanthin in avocados can protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration and improve your vision. One ounce of avocado contains 81 micrograms of lutein.

Have Low Pesticide Levels- “Avocados were the cleanest: only 1 percent of avocado samples showed any detectable pesticides.” Says Environmental Working Group The thick skin of the avocado protects it from absorbing pesticides.

 Help with Weight Loss- It was found that those who ate half of a fresh avocado with their lunch had a 40 percent less desire to eat for 3 hours after lunch, and a 28 percent less desire to eat 5 hours after as compared with those who ate lunch with no avocado.

Good for Sexual Health and Fertility- They are rich in Vitamin B6 and folic acid which regulate sexual hormone functions. Also, Vitamin B6 and potassium boost testosterone production in males.  Being rich in heart healthy fats, the heart will keep beating strong; making sure that blood is flowing to the right places.

 

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