Avocado is an evergreen, tropical tree with green, pear-shaped, nutrient-dense fruit. The term avocado refers to both the tree and the fruit. It comes in hundreds of different varieties. While they aren’t sweet, avocados are a satisfying and versatile food with a creamy, buttery texture. And they have a rich flavor from the high-fat content.
Below are some of the benefits of eating an avocado.
They are nutritionally rich.
Avocados have been commended as an example of nutrient-dense food. They are an excellent source of monounsaturated fat and vitamin E. They also supply more soluble fibre than other fruit and contain some useful minerals including iron, copper, and potassium. Additionally, avocados are loaded with nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B, and vitamin A.
Protection from chronic disease.
The monounsaturated fats contained in avocados help to protect against heart disease and lower blood pressure. They are also an excellent source of potassium (more than banana), folate, and dietary fibre, all of which benefit the heart and cardiovascular system, helps reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, and obesity.
May boost brain health and memory.
The fruit is rich in oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid that’s linked to improved cognition. These types of acids can enhance memory.
If you are prone to migraines or are allergic to latex, avocados might not be the fruit for you.
It May help to lower cholesterol.
The oils supplied by an avocado include linoleic aid in addition to oleic acid. These unsaturated fats are recommended as part of a balanced diet to help manage cholesterol.
It May help to regulate appetite.
There is no doubt that the calorie content of avocados is greater than other fruits and vegetables. However, it has been shown that the fat and fibre content of avocados leads to feelings of satiety which helps regulate appetite.
May help keep eyes healthy.
Avocados are a rich source of protective vitamin E as well as carotenes including lutein and zeaxanthin which are thought to help keep the eyes healthy.
Avocados are high in fat and calories. So if excess weight is a concern, you may want to create some limits on how much you eat. A small amount can go a long way to help maintain a healthy weight.
Avocados are very filling, incredibly nutritious, and taste good. They are an excellent addition to a healthful diet.
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