Most of the healthy stuffs are not tasty and most of the tasty things are not healthy. But there are few exceptions that do not belong to this category and among them, avocado plays a major role.
Avocados are rich in vitamins, minerals and studies have shown that consumption of an avocado a day improves health in a miraculous ways. Let’s have a look for its health benefits.
1. Striking nutritional profile
A single avocado itself provides over 20 vitamins and minerals and its nutritional contribution is as follows;
53% of vitamin K, 33% of vitamin C, 21% of vitamin E, 26% of vitamin B6, 19% of copper, 28% of potassium, 28% of pantothenic acid and 41% of folate.
2. It contains healthy fats
The monounsaturated fats in avocado lower the cholesterol level and it reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks. It reduces the blood triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels and increases HDL levels.
As avocados are rich in saturated fats, it contributes to the synthesis of testosterone and improves the sex drive.
4. Weight loss
As it gives a feeling of satiety you will not feel hungry which in turns control the intake of foods and leads to weight loss.
5. Blood pressure
The potassium present in avocado regulates blood pressure within the body.
6. Absorption of nutrients
When you have an avocado along with a meal rich in fat-soluble nutrients, there is an increase of absorption of nutrients to the body as a result of the vitamins and some antioxidants present in avocado.
It has been found out that the extracts from avocado and soybean oil which is known as Avocado and Soybean unsaponifiables relieve the symptoms of arthritis of the bones.
8. Eye health
Zeaxanthin and lutein present in avocado improve eye health by affecting macular degeneration.
Avocado is a fruit that you must take in pregnancy because most of the nutrients which are essential for the baby’s tissue and brain development, as well as the development of the fetus in the early pregnancy stages, are abundant here.
10. Prevention of diabetes
Half an avocado daily will help to regulate insulin and blood glucose levels and it also will lower the risk of diabetes.
Avocado contains 25% of soluble fibre and 75% of insoluble fibres. These fibres lower blood sugar spikes, leads to weight loss and lower the risk of various diseases.
12. Bone health
As avocados are loaded with copper, folate and vitamin K it is good in strengthening bones.