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9 Health Benefits Of Avocado Which You Might Not Know

August 3, 2022

Mountaineer News

Wellness Wednesday's

Avocado is a fruit considered to botanically be a large berry containing a single large seed.

Avocado is considered a unique fruit. It contains a high amount of good fats.

Avocado in your diet helps you in improving your health. let’s take a quick look into some proven health benefits of avocado.

Highly Nutritious

Avocado is very nutritious and added to the various dishes. It is also considered a superfood as it has many health benefits.

A 100-gram serving of avocado contains:

  • Vitamin K: 26% of the daily value (DV)

  • Folate: 20% of the DV

  • Vitamin C: 17% of the DV

  • Potassium: 14% of the DV

  • Vitamin B5: 14% of the DV

  • Vitamin B6: 13% of the DV

  • Vitamin E: 10% of the DV

It also contains magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, zinc, phosphorus, and Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).

Rich in Potassium

Avocados contain more potassium them a banana. Potassium helps in maintaining electrical gradients in your body cells. It also helps in reducing the risk of heart attack, cancer, kidney failure and maintains blood pressure.

Good for Heart Health

Avocados are rich in fats and contain 77% of fats in their fruits. But the fats are like to be an oleic acid a monosaturated fatty acid and a major component of olive oil. Which is considered beneficial for human health.

Rich in Fibers

Avacodo are rich in fibers. it helps in weight loss, maintaining blood sugar level. It also helps in maintaining good gut health and improves digestion.

Lower Blood Cholesterol Level

Recent studies have shown avocado can:

  • Reduce total cholesterol levels significantly.

  • Reduce blood triglycerides by up to 20%.

  • Lower LDL cholesterol by up to 22%.

  • Increase HDL (the good) cholesterol by up to 11%.

Good for Your Eyes

Avocados are rich in antioxidants which in promoting eye health.

It contains carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin which helps in improving eyes health.

Helps with Cancer Treatment Recovery

Studies have shown that avocado helps in reducing the side effect of chemotherapy. It also helps in reducing the risk of prostate cancer.

Helps Fight Arthritis

Recent studies had shown that avocado and soybean oil helps in fighting arthritis.

Helps with Weight Loss

Avocados are rich in fibers and low in carbs which helps in reducing the weight.

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