For some, the avocado falls in the same category with the broccoli or with Brussels sprouts: you know it’s good for your health, but you keep avoiding it.
If you think you’re not such a big fan of avocado, keep in mind that there are hundreds of recipes that include it (eventually you’ll find one that seems yummy) and that the health benefits simply can’t be ignored.
What’s keeping some of us from eating avocado is the high count of calories, around 200 per 100 grams of fruit. Big deal!
No one says you have to eat an entire avocado a day, but keep in mind that a single avocado contains half the quantity of fibers that you should eat daily. Additionally, if you add just a bit of avocado to your plate, it will enhance the absorption of nutrients.
The avocado is full of folic acid and of vitamin E, both being directly linked to maintaining a healthy heart. The buttery texture is the result of a high content of good fat, having the same role regarding the heart activity and having zero cholesterol and zero sodium is really bliss for your arteries.
Due to its antioxidant content, the avocado fights against free radicals, not only protecting our health, but also slowing down the aging process.
Pulling out the big guns now: a study conducted by researchers at the Ohio State University has shown that there is a direct link between eating dark-colored fruit and vegetables, especially avocado, and the prevention of oral cancer. The avocado contains phytonutrients and phytochemicals which target sick cells, without attacking the healthy ones.
Having all this information about this absolutely amazing fruit, I really hope you will include it among your daily dose of fruit and veggies for a good health.
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Filed under: Nutrition by Oana B.