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Benefits of Avocado - Shanaz - 12-02-2020

In the recent past, people have become more aware of the health benefits of avocado. While the majority of fruits consists mainly of carbohydrates, avocado is rich in healthy fats.

Below are a few of the benefits.

Avocados are rich in nutrients

Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. It also provides lutein, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Healthy for the heart
Avocados contain plant sterols like beta-sitosterol and regular consumption of these sterols in avocados has been seen to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Great for vision
Avocados contain phytochemicals like lutein and zeaxanthin. These phytochemicals are especially concentrated in the tissues in the eyes where they provide antioxidant protection to help minimize damage.

Avocado contains more potassium than banana

The presence of potassium is higher in avocado than in banana. This aids in maintaining the body’s electrical gradients. High potassium intake has also been found to reduce the risk of heart attacks, high blood pressure, and kidney failure.

Avocados are high in fiber
Avocados are highly beneficial for those suffering from poor digestion or constipation thanks to the high concentration of fiber. Fiber plays an integral role in digestive health. Avocados consist of soluble fiber which turns water into gel and insoluble fibers which improves movement of material during digestion.

These are just a few of the benefits that avocados offer. Other benefits include aiding in weight loss, improved oral health, prevents osteoporosis, inhibits the grown of cancer, etc.