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10 Health Benefits That Follow with Eating Avocado

By Barun K.

Avocado

There are several fruits and vegetable that brings in vitamins and nutrition, which we are aware of and then there is “Avocado”. Avocado is one of the rare fruits that you can find; especially when the health benefits from a fruit is concerned.

Well, it does have more fat content, as compared to the carbohydrate content, as in other fruits. But the benefits that you get from eating an Avocado, is truly incredible.

Here are some Health benefits that follow with Avocado:

1. Adds high nutritional value to your health

Avocado nutritional value

Avocado is one of the most nutritious fruit that you have ever eaten.

It contains all the important vitamins and minerals required by our body that includes, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. In terms of having the minerals, it has Potassium, Magnesium,Iron to name a few.

Also known as Persea Americana, the fruit has got its popularity for the nutrient value it adds to your health. Not only this, but people are also known to add Avocado to their meals, giving it a different flavor.

Avocado is often referred to as a super food, concerning the health benefits the fruit has to offer.

2. Can act as a weight loss diet

weight loss avocado

People are aware of the fact that Avocado is known to have high fat content and calorie content. Despite of the fact, it has high calorific value, it is always being recommended as a weight loss diet.

Avocados do have fats in them, but the percentage of monounsaturated fats in them is higher as compared to saturated fats. The monounsaturated fats or oleic acid are used as slow burning energy, unlike the stored body fats. Moreover, you are likely to eat less, when your stomach already feels full.

So, being precise, the slow energy burning and the feeling of being full, which an Avocado promotes has played a major part in reducing hunger.

Starving or limiting the fat intake as a weight loss measured has failed miserably. Avocado doesn’t need you to starve to lose weight but it helps to burn the fat at a slower rate.

Also, you cannot avoid the nutrient content that comes with one piece of avocado.

3. It does help you to stabilize blood sugar level

Avocados, as discussed above are filled with monosaturated fat; this does work to slow down digestion. This also prevents the rise in blood sugar level after a meal.

Monosaturated fats (good fats) also effectively act as a reverse insulin resistant, which provides stable blood sugar level for a steady period of time.

Also the low sugar content in the Avocado, adds to the factor that they do not add up the blood sugar level in our body.

4. Lowers your cholesterol level

Avocado is considered as super foods remember; one of the major reasons behind this is the lack of cholesterol and sodium in the fruit.

Also the high content of monounsaturated fats in the fruit or the oleic acids work on to reduce the cholesterol levels in our body.

Studies suggest that Avocado works effectively to reduce the LDL cholesterol and also increases the level of HDL cholesterol (good for health) by a significant percentage.

5. Effective against cancer prevention

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Known to be nutritious, Avocado is also a known source of antioxidant carotenoids, which includes the alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lutein and so on. These antioxidants are known as the first line of defence for our cells against the free radical damage, which protect us from various diseases such as cancer.

Avocado consists of a lot of Vitamins, which are essential to our bodies. Vitamin C and Vitamin E make the most of the vitamin content in the fruit. Both of these vitamins act as anti-cancer antioxidants.

Where Vitamin C is an essential element against cancers like, pancreatic, stomach or lung cancer, Vitamin E is known to reduce breast cancer in women.

Vitamins are more effective when they come from fruit instead of supplements, this makes Avocado one of the healthiest fruit.

6. Prevents heart problems

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Avocado also helps you to fight heart problems. The major cause of heart problem is the increased level of cholesterol in our body.

Increased fats definitely play an important part in the rising cholesterol level. Avocado has high fat content, but majority of the fats are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats that help to reduce the level of cholesterol in the body.

You are likely to have less heart problems when you have less cholesterol built in your body. Along with that Avocado also has an important vitamin, Folate or Vitamin B9.

The cholesterol-lowering property of Avocado, combined with Folate helps to keep your heart healthy.

7. Works against rising blood pressure (high potassium content)

Potassium is something that individuals do not pay their attention to. However, potassium is an essential nutrient concerning it helps in the maintenance of electrical paths between body cells, also perform several other functions.

Something like Avocado helps you to gain a lot of potassium into your body, which is enough to fulfill the body requirement.

What you need to know is potassium intake is very important, as it reduces blood pressure, which also reduces the risk of heart attacks or strokes.

Being precise, Avocado is a must when you have blood pressure problems, it can act as an immediate remedy.

8. Benefits your skin tone(Makes you beautiful)

You might want to add Avocado to your weight loss diet, if you are women. Along with all the enriching nutrients that you get from Avocado, it also helps you to maintain healthy skin. Suppose you have dry skin or damaged skin, Avocado can be the right solution.

Very often, avocado is added as a key ingredient to various cosmetics, because of its ability to nourish skin with the vitamins and make it glow.

Nutrient filled avocado is also filled with Beta Carotene and Lycopene, which act effectively improving your skin tone.

Both these compounds also help you to fight skin diseases and also eliminate skin aging signs too.

9. Avocado is a must during pregnancy

avocado for pregnancy

Avocado is a needed snack for women, before and during pregnancy.

Firstly, it helps you to get rid of the morning sickness, which is a common behavior during pregnancy. It increases the Vitamin B6 content of your body, which is responsible for the dizziness and vomiting.

More important aspect of eating Avocado during pregnancy is to prevent deficiency of Vitamin K. Women at the time, when they give birth to their child are known to undergo bleeding disorder, due to lack of Vitamin K, which helps the blood to clot. This is an obvious risk for a new born child.

Therefore, it becomes important to add Avocado in a pregnant women’s diet.

Avocado is a fruit that provides you with very high amount of Vitamin K, it is a must. Also the nutrients that come with Avocado apart from Vitamin K, helps the child to get rid of many hormonal diseases too.

10. Works on your overall health

Studies show that Avocado is the reason behind better diet and nutrient intake of individuals. It is also found that people who serve Avocado with their diet have higher intake of vitamins, which include vitamin C, E and K, along with increased mineral content of potassium, magnesium and so on.

Avocado also provides you with healthy fats and decreases the overall intake of sugar. Not only your nutritional consumption increases with avocado, but it also helps to reduce body weight, BMI and even waist circumference. Eating Avocado helps you to lose weight without being hungry.

Avocado is known to be the healthiest fruit of all, because of the reasons mentioned above and many more.

Avocado can be best served as guacamole, by getting mashed up or you can also prepare a salad and enjoy a healthy meal.

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