Monday, 1 May 2017

5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF AVOCADO

Avocados are a tree that is native to South Central Mexico, classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. Avocado also refers to the tree's fruit, which is botanically a large berry containing a single seed. 

It also contains many essential vitamins and minerals and known as a good source of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamin K and fiber, which aids digestion and helps maintain regularity.

5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF AVOCADO
HELPS WITH DIGESTION
With two types of fiber, soluble and unsoluble ones, avocado soothes and aids digestive system to run smoothly. Symptoms of constipation and diarrhea is able to be reduced as well. 

HEALTHY HEART
Beta-Sitosterol in avocado helps with cholesterol level. Potassium (a vasodilator) level in avocadoes helps fight hypertension. It also relaxes tension of blood vessels and arteries, reducing the possible chance of clotting, heart attacks and strokes.

ANTI-CANCER PROPERTIES
It contains carotenoids and monounsturated fat, which lowers the risk of cancers, including breast and prostate cancer. 

ANTI-AGING
Avocado contains xanthophyll compound which has antioxidant properties properties. It helps decrease signs of aging process on some parts of your body.

USEFUL FOR ATHLETES
With requirement lots of energy and maintaining optimal nutrition for an athlete body, Avocado provides that. Its has phytochemicals that is a natural fuel source for your body. 

FACTS
May cause migraines. Consumption should be avoided if symptoms are experienced. Choose fresh, ripe with no dark spots avocados. Unless they are ripe, do not refrigerate them. Unripe Avocados can be stored at room temperature. If you have a portion of the fruit that has been used, the remainder can be stored in the refrigerator. Avocado is a fruit not a vegetable. In fact it is a berry or also known as 'Alligator Pear'. Rich with healthy fats, which can help you feel full for longer. Can be a natural or vegan substitute like butter and margarine. Because its high in calories, please track your consumption as not to over the limit. 100gm of Avocado flesh contains around 160 calories. 






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