Avocados help battle quite a number of maladies

There are people who dismiss the avocado as too fattening forgetting that it is also packed with natural health goodness listed below.


*Helps control blood pressure

They contain potassium which is known to help control blood pressure.

*Helps to regulate blood sugar levels

Avocados contain good soluble fiber which helps keep a steady blood sugar and also fats which can actually reverse insulin resistance that helps to regulate blood sugar levels.

*Helps in weight gain

Due to the high healthy calorie content in avocados (For every 100 grams, an avocado contains about 200 calories) it makes for the best ingredient for those trying to put on weight.

*Helps to lower bad cholesterol levels

Avocados contain a compound called beta-sitosterol which helps to lower blood cholesterol levels LDL which is bad cholesterol and increase HDL which is good cholesterol.

*Contains anti-inflammatory properties

Avocados contain Phytonutrients such as polyphenols and flavonoids which have anti-inflammatory properties. These reduce the risk of inflammatory and degenerative disorders.

*Helps to prevent birth defects

Avocados contain folic acid which plays a huge role in the prevention of birth defects, such as neural tube defect and spina bifida.

*Helps to fight free radicals

Due to the glutathione content in avocados, a diet with an inclusion of avocados can free your body of free radicals.

*Contains anti-aging properties

Avocados are rich in antioxidants which help slow aging symptoms. It also contains minerals which may boost the immune system, encourage a healthy nervous system.

*Reduces strokes risk

If you eat a diet rich in folate, you may be able to evade getting a stroke.

*Promote eye health

Avocados are a good source of carotenoid lutein known to help protect against age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

*Helps to maintain a healthy heart

Avocados contain vitamin E, glutathione, and monounsaturated fat, which help in the maintenance of a healthy heart. They also contain vitamin B6 and folic acid, which help regulate homocysteine levels which are known to increase the risk of heart disease.

*Offers protection against cancer

Studies have shown that the avocado with its oleic acid is effective in preventing breast cancer. And can also inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.

*May cure halitosis

They are a natural mouth wash as they cleanse the intestine which is actually the real  cause of bad breath and coated tongue.

*Good for skin care

Avocado oil is a popular ingredient in cosmetics as it has the ability to offer nutrients to the skin which aids in making the skin glow

*May increase nutrients absorption in the body

When you eat avocados on the regular your body will be able to absorb 5 times the amount of carotenoids.

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