Amazing Benefits of Avocados
Avocados are considered the healthiest food on the planet! Avocados are hard not to love…their silky texture, amazing flavor and versatility make them easy to add into your diet. Avocados are classified as a fruit..who knew?!
Avocados contain over 25 essential nutrients including Vitamin A,B,C,E,K, copper, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. Avocados are also a great source of fiber and protein along with many beneficial phytochemicals such as glutathione and lutein.
Avocados have a long list of health benefits…here are a few…
Don’t be fooled by Avocado’s bad reputation as being a high fat food. Although 85% of avocado calories are from fat…the fat content is three fold… Phytosterols, polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols and monounsaturated fatty acids and each provide their own health benefits.
Along with it’s amazing combination of “good for you fats”, avocados contain vitamin B6, folic acid and glutathione, among the many benefits, help maintain heart health. Betasitosterol assists in lowering your LDL and raising your HDL cholesterol. Potassium helps to control your blood pressure and glutathione fights free radicals that can damage cells along with giving your immune system a boost.
Polyphenols and flavonoids found in avocados provide anti inflammatory properties reducing the risk of inflammatory diseases like arthritis.
Rich in folate..avocados may also help protect against stroke and birth defects. Lutein is known to protect against macular degeneration, cataracts and promotes overall eye health.
Avocados are generally eaten raw..sliced into salads..made into guacamole..but there are many way to incorporate Avocados into your day. 🙂
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