Avocados are considered as one of the healthiest food due to its impressive nutritional value, which contain tons of vitamins and minerals that your body needs:
- B Vitamins(Vitamin B1,B2,B3,B5,B6,B9)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
Let’s take an in-depth look at the possible health benefits of eating avocados every day:
•1 cup of sliced avocado contains 708 mg of potassium, which is more than a banana. So when you feel lack of energy after a workout, eat avocado will provide you energy and cure the muscle fatigue. While DON’T eat it after every workout, as then you may take in more calories than you should(an avocado has about 200-250 calories).
•Loaded with monounsaturated fat, avocado helps lower LDL levels and raise the amount of HDL cholesterol in your body.
•Avocado is good for heart health by promoting the absorption of beta-carotene and lycopene(it’s said that consuming avocados help your body’s absorb 5 times the amount of lycopene and beta carotene) which are essential for heart health.
It also has 23% folate which lowers the risk of heart disease.
•Avocado also contains natural sugars which may help regulate blood sugar.
•Eating avocados have benefits for eye health over the long term. Avocado contains more carotenoid lutein than any other fruit, an ounce of avocado contains around 80 mg of lutein, which has been shown to protect against macular degeneration and cataracts.
•Avocados are high in fiber, about 7% by weight and will help you feel fuller longer, which is very beneficial for metabolic health and weight loss.
•Studies show nutrients in avocados (high oleic acid) prevents breast cancer, inhibits tumor growth in prostate cancer and lowers the side effects of chemotherapy in some cells.
•Several studies has shown that extracts from avocado and soybean oil can reduce the symptoms of arthritis.
Avocado is loaded with folic acid, which is essential for forming baby’s nervous system and brain. So include it into your diet when you’re pregnant.
•Avocado fights inflammation due to the content of Pholyphenols and flavonoids within it.
•Avocados cleanse the intestines, thus minimizing bad breath caused by the gases released by intestinal bacteria.
•Avocados are packed with vitamins, which will helps to reinvigorate dull and dry skin.
•Avocado oil is especially good for your skin, it protects your skin from environment damage as the high content of anti-oxidants. You can use avocado oil as a natural sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful rays and other damages.
So, don’t ignore avocados, they do you good and also taste great, even the seeds!