Avocado is one of the
nutritious and healthiest foods available in this universe . Avocadoes contain
more than 22 nutrients essential for our body like vitamin A , B , C , E , K ,
copper, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and potassium. Avocados also contain
protein, fiber, and several beneficial phytochemicals such as glutathione,
beta-sitosterol and lutein, which may protect us against different types of
disease and illness.
Some of the health benefits of Avocados are given below:
It keeps our heart healthy:
Avocado contains folic acid and vitamin B6 . This regulates the homocysteine
levels in body. Higher levels of Homocysteine is linked to increased risk of
heart disease. Avocado also contains vitamin E , glutathione and mono
-unsaturated fast which keep the heart healthy .
It Helps Lower the cholesterol levels
Avocados contain one compound in sufficient quantity which is known as
beta-sitosterol . It is very effective in lowering the blood cholesterol
levels. According to a study conducted in America , patients with mild
hypercholesterolemia were given a diet for about 12 days which included
avocados. It was found that they had 18 percent decrease in total blood cholesterol
levels, a 20 percent decrease in both LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride
levels, and a 10 percent increase in HDL (good cholesterol) levels.
Avocados Control blood pressure
As Avocados are a very rich source of potassium, they help regulate the blood
pressure levels in your body to a great extent.
Avocadoes act as Anti-Inflammatory
There are two compound present in avocadoes which are called P olyphenols and
flavonoids. These are phytonutrient which have anti-inflammatory properties, so
they reduce the risk of inflammatory and degenerative disorders.
Avocados keep eyes healthy
Avocados are a rich source of carotenoid lutein. This compound is known to
protect our eyes against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
Avocados control blood sugar levels
Avocados have soluble fiber in it which keeps a steady blood sugar levels. The
monounsaturated fats in avocados help to control the blood sugar levels.
It Prevents birth defects
Avocados contain a compound called folate. This is the the folic acid (found in
Vitamin B) . One small bowl of avocado supplies you about 23% of the
recommended daily value of folate. The high value of folate in avocado helps in
the prevention of birth defects, such as spina bifida and neural tube defect .
It Reduce riskof Heart Attack
The folate (folic acid) present in avocadoes protect us against heart attacks .
As per a study conducted , it is found that the people who ate a folatet rich
diet had a lower risk of stroke than other non-consumers of folate.
It Protects against cancer
Studies have shown that avocadoes stop growth of prostate cancer in men . And
in women the oleic acid present in avocadoes can stop the growth of breast
It helps Fight free radicalsand detoxify body
Avocados contain a compound called glutathione. This is an antioxidants that
helps fight free radicals in the body.
Being very rich in antioxidants, avocado is helpful in preventing aging
symptoms. The glutathione compound present in avocado boosts our immune
systems. It is shown to slow the aging process and develops a healthy nervous
It Cures bad breath
Avocados is a very good natural mouth wash . It relieves you from bad breath by
cleansing the intestine. By eating Avocadoes continuously , you can get rid of
coated tongue also.
Avocadoes help easy and higher nutrient absorption
A study has shown that, when participants ate salads including avocados, they
absorbed five times the amount of carotenoids ( nutrient group that include
beta carotene and lycopene) than those who did not eat avocados.Avocado
consumption helps us in an increased nutrient absorption.
For Skin Care
The oil extracted from is mixed in many cosmetics and creams as it has the
ability to nourish and glow the skin. It is helpful in treating psoriasis, a
disease of skin that causes redness and irritation.
It can help gain Weight
fruits give about 70 to 80 calories per gram. But Avocado gives 200 calories
per 100 grams. So , Avocado is best diet for people who want to gain weight.
Moreover as Avocado contains lot of healthy nutrients , it gives healthy
calories as compared to some other fruits , which give more of fats and sugar.
Risks and precautions of Avocadoes
cause allergy in some people. But it is vey rare.
case report on Avocado allergies has been published in the journal
Asthma & Clinical Immunology
. As per this report avocado allergies are
associated with "coughing, wheezing, nasal stuffiness, generalized
urticaria and periorbitaledema."
consult your doctor I you begin experiencing any un-pleasant side effects after