Because of its uniqueness and proven health benefits, avocado has become incredibly popular fruit among health conscious individuals.
There are many kinds of avocados and the shape (from pear-shaped to oblong to round) and color (from green to brown to black) can vary between.
The most popular type is called Hass avocado.
The Avocado tree is called Persea Americana, the fruit is high in healthy fats and its healthiness are supported by scientific research.
Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals.
Listed below are some of the most abundant nutrients, in a single 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving:
• Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
• Folate: 20% of the RDA.
• Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
• Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
• Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
• Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
• Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.
Avocado contains more potassium than banana. Potassium is an important mineral that support healthy blood pressure levels.
Avocado and avocado oil are loaded with heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. The fat in avocado is oleic acid which is a “heart healthy” fatty acid that has been linked to reduced inflammation and fights against cancer.
Avocado has large amount of fiber. Fiber is indigestible plant matter that can contribute to reduce weight, blood sugar levels, and aids in metabolic function.
Avocados are loaded with powerful antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin that is vital for eye protection.
Avocado help relieve the symptoms of arthritis. Multiple studies have shown that extracts from avocado and soybean oil, called Avocado and Soybean unsaponifiables can reduce symptoms of arthritis of the bones, called osteoarthritis.
Meanwhile, avocado for weight loss is also a delectable ingredient in your diet! Not only are avocados healthy, they’re also incredibly delicious and go with all sorts of foods.
You can add them to salads and various sorts of recipes, or you can simply scoop them out with a spoon and eat them plain.
They have a creamy, rich, fatty texture and blend well with refreshing drinks like juices, smoothies and shakes.