Avocado is a delicious fruit that can make an amazing addition to your snacks, salads and meals. This natural wonder is packed with minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants needed for a healthy body. It contains heart healthy monounsaturated fats and omega-3.
Research shows avocado prevents and controls Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions.
- Avocado is a great source of carotenoids and helps fight against age-related macular degeneration (retina) and cataract. The dark green flesh just under the skin contains the highest concentration of carotenoids.
- Oleic acid the primary fatty acid in Avocado is known to lower the risk of heart diseases.
- Research shows avocado lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride blood levels while increasing the more beneficial HDL (good cholesterol).
- Its rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
- It’s an excellent source of folate and contains nearly 26% of the daily recommended intake for pregnant women.
- Avocado is the only fruit that contains Monounsaturated fatty acid that are essential for development in babies.
- The combination of Vitamins C and E, carotenoids, selenium, zinc, phytosterols and omega-3 fatty acids helps guard against inflammation. Avocadoes thus prevents against osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis.
- The antioxidants in avocado slow down the aging process and encourage a healthy nervous system.
- Avocado acts as a hydrator. Our skin is more likely to dehydrate with age. Avocado helps bring back some of the healthy oils into our complexion and nourishes the skin.
- For vegetarians and vegans, this is a great source for more protein.
Avocado provides us with unique health benefits. So include avocado 2-3 times a week in your diet on a regular basis. Eating in moderation is the key to healthy life.