HOW DAILY CONSUMPTION OF AVOCADO CAN KEEP YOUR BODY SYSTEM HEALTHY – ZIGIHOW.COM.NG
Avocado fruit (Persea Americana) Originated in South Central Mexico, which is classified as a member of the following plant family lauraceae.
The fruit takes an oval shape and when peeled off, it has a green – Yellowish flesh inside.
Avocado fruit has been proven to have Fats and oil, But do you know that the Fats and oil in avovado fruit has been proven by scientists to be a healthy to the body?
Infact fats in avocado fruit are called “Healthy fats”
The Fats in avovado fruit are completely harmless to the heart and also to the organs in the body as a whole, rather it has alot of nutrients to keep the heart and every organ in the body healthy, this is because Avocados has no cholesterol in them
In this article, I’m gonna disclose some healthy benefits accompanied with avocado fruit when you atleast consumed one every day.
HERE WE GO
1. NUTRITION FACTS
Avocado fruit contains alot of nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, infact in a single ounce of Avocado fruit contains more Vitamines and minerals, you can ever think of.
Below are some nutrients in a single 3.5 (100 gram) serving
- Vitamin K : 26% of the daily value
- Folate : 20% of the daily value
- Vitamin C : 17% Of the daily value
- Potassium : 14% of the daily value
- Vitamin B5 : 14% Of the daily value
- Vitamin B6 : 13% Of the daily value
- Vitamin E : 10% Of the daily value
Avocado fruit also contains a small amount of magnesium, Copper, Iron, Zink, Phosphorus and Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin).
Avocado fruit comes with 150 calories, 2 grams of protein, and 15grams of healthy fats, it also contains 9 grams of Carbs, 7 of those are fiber, which makes only 2 “Net” carbs making it a Low-Carb friendly plant food.
Avocado fruit do not contain cholesterol or sodium and very low in saturated fat.
2. AVOCADO IS LOADED WITH MONOUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS
Avocado is loaded with fats, making it one of the highest fatty food ever existed, the majority of the fats in Avocado is Called “Oleic acid” a monousaturated fatty acid which is very healthy for the heart.
Oleic acid reduces inflammation and has beneficial effects on Genes that links to cancer.
The Fats in Avocado are also resistant to heat-induced oxidation making Avocado oil a healthy choice of cooking oil. Learn more on how to make avocado oil at home
3. AVOCADO IS LOADED WITH POTASSIUM
Potassium is very important for the body’s way being, sadly this days people don’t consume enough of it.
Potassium is a nutrient that helps maintain electrical gradients in our body’s cells and serves various important functions.
Avocados are richly high in potassium, infact Avocados has more potassium than bananas.
A regular intake or consumption of Avocado will reduce inflammation in the body and high blood pressure which is a major reason for Heart Attack, Strokes, and Kidney Failure. You can learn more on all you need to know about potassium
4. AVOCADOS ARE RICH IN FIBER
Avocados are very rich in Fiber, in fact consumption of atleast one Avocado fruit a day can contribute to weight loss, reduce sugar in the blood, and reduces the risk of developing other diseases, this is all because of it’s richness in Fiber.
Fibers in avovado also aids/helps to feed the friendly gut bacteria in the intestine, which is very important for optimal body function.
5. AVOCADOS ARE LOADED WITH POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANTS
Antioxidants are very essential for the well being of every individual, antioxidants fight free ridicals, and bacteria infection growing in the body, which makes the consumption of Avocado fruit very essential for the body.
Avocado contains antioxidants like Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are very important for healthy eyes.
This two antioxidants dramatically reduces risk of cataracts and macular degeneration which are common in older adults or individuals.
6. REGULAR CONSUMPTION OF AVOCADO FRUIT CAN LOWER CHOLESTEROL AND TRIGLYCERIDES LEVELS
Most death cases associated with health issues are caused by heart diseases, which is caused or developed as a result of high level of cholesterol and triglyceride in the body.
Studies has proven that consumption of Avocado daily, reduces total cholesterol levels, reduces blood Triglyceride by up to 20%, lower LDL cholesterol by up to 22%, Increases HDL (the “good”) cholesterol by up to 11%.
7. AVOCADOS MAY HELP PREVENT CANCER
Test tube studies suggests that Avocados may reduces the side effects of chemotherapy in human lymphocytes.
Avocados extracts has also been proven to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells in the laboratory.
8. AVOCADOS HELPS TO RELIEVE THE SYMPTOMS OF ARTHRITIS
Many individuals in the western country suffers from arthritis.
Multiple studies has proven that Avocado extracts can reduce Osteoarthritis.
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