It is no secret that I am in love with avocado.
It’s so great and has a ton of benefits, so why not eat it some more?
Here are some of my favorite benefits that eating avocado has!
- It contains huge amounts of nutrients.
One serving of avocado (100g) contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Potassium and Folate in large amounts.
It also contains Magnesium, Copper, Phosphorous, Zinc, Vitamin A, Manganese Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B3.
- Avocado contains a huge amount of healthy fat.
An avocado has a huge amount of fat -called Oleic acid- and it is especially healthy for the heart. This type of fat has also been linked to the beneficial on genes that are linked to cancer and has been shown to reduce inflammation too.
- They are high in antioxidants.
Especially Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two very important antioxidants in avocados that have proven to be good for the long-term eye health.
These nutrients are linked to a reduced risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
Beside this, xanthophyll which is also an antioxidant in avocado may decrease the signs of the aging process on some parts of your body- meaning: avocado is anti-aging.
- Might help make healthy babies.
Because there is a lot of folate in avocado, consuming these might help to keep your baby healthy. If you have an adequate intake of folate, you might reduce the risk of miscarriage and neural tube defects.
A research from McGill University found that there would be a 30 percent higher risk for birth defects if any of the partners involved had a folate deficiency compared with if they didn’t. This research was made on mice of course.
- Avocado can improve digestion.
Avocado is actually high in natural fiber, which can help maintain a healthy digestion, lower the risk of colon cancer and help prevent constipation.
- You absorb other nutrients better.
Since avocado prepares your digestive tract to function at its best, it also makes the body more open to absorb other incoming nutrients.
- Helps losing weight.
Since there is a lot of fiber in avocado, you might experience that it is easier to control the amount you eat, and therefore your weight.
Fiber keeps you full for longer, and therefore helps you restrict your calorie intake. Fiber can also help avoid sugar spikes and keep your energy levels stable.
And lastly it has been shown that a lot of people who eat avocado also eat healthier and work out better.
As with everything else, remember not to eat too much of it (like 10 avocados every day for four years or something)
Even too much of a good thing, can end up being a bad thing.
I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!