Healthy facts about Avocado
Avocado is considered a super food for its numerous healthy benefits, and there are more than 500 varieties of avocado worldwide.
- First of all, three quarters of it is monounsaturated fat is considered to be a “good fat” for the ability to reduces levels of bad cholesterol in the blood and lowers the risk of stroke or any heart disease.
- Protein – an average avocado normally contains between 3 to 4 grams of protein, which is a good amount compared most other fruits.
- Sugar – Many people think that avocado is a sugary fruit, but is not true because an average avocado contains approximately 0.4 g of sugar. That’s very low compared to other fruits.
- Potassium, Vitamins K, B6,B9,C, E and Minerals – This great fruit is an excellent source of potassium, more than banana (normally considered one of the fruits with the most potassium). In addition, avocados are rich in vitamins especially, vitamin K, vitamin B9, vitamin B6, vitamin B5 vitamin C, and vitamin E.
- Fiber – normally a medium avocado contains between 8 to 11 grams of fiber, which is normally half of what an healthy Diet suggest as minimum daily source intake.
List of benefits eating avocados
Apart from being an excellent super food, avocado offers a number of other health benefits including:
- lowering bad cholesterol levels
- Improving the healthy activity of lipids that help the body to better absorb nutrients
- reducing the risk of diabetes
- promoting lower body weight
- helping prevent cancer (see below)
Avocado helps to prevent cancer
Avocado fruit is rich in phytochemicals, which are good to help to prevent certain types of cancers. The research suggests avocados as a great fruit for cancer prevention.
According to the latest research from Dr. Steven D’ambrosio Ohio State University, Phytochemicals Avocado extract are able to destroy Oral cancer cells and help to reduce also the risk of DNA Cell damage.( Journal Seminars in Cancer Biology).
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