10 Great Health Benefits of Avocado

Written by on April 6, 2011 in Food - 10 Comments

Avocados are rich in vitamins A, C, and E and are full of other nutrients like potassium.  They contain folate, monosaturated fats and antioxidants.  Regular consumption of avocados helps us in many ways.  Here are just 10 of them.

 

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1.  The monosaturated fats in avocados not only help in reducing LDL cholesterol but are also good for the heart.  Avocado also lowers the triglycerides in the blood and thus is useful for diabetic patients.

2.   Avocado contains 30% more potassium than banana. The high potassium content helps in regulating blood pressure and prevents circulatory diseases.

3.  Avocados are good for pregnant women since the high folate content in them helps in the development of brain and other tissues of the baby.  The B6 vitamin in these fruits may help in reducing nausea that is associated with pregnancy.

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4.  Avocado contains carotenoid lutein.  Lutein keeps the eyes safe from oxidative stress, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

5.  Avocados have numerous phytonutrients which not only prevent prostate cancer but also repair the damaged cells.

6.  Many studies have shown that avocado can inhibit the growth of cancerous cells without damaging the healthy cells. The oleic acid in this fruit is effective in preventing breast cancer.

7.  It is a powerhouse of vitamin E which protects our skin from free radicals.

8.  Avocado is very effective in stopping bad breath.  It also reduces the risk of oral cancer.

9.  Being rich in antioxidants, avocado is helpful in preventing aging symptoms.  The glutathione in avocado boosts immune systems, slows the aging process, and encourages a healthy nervous system.

10.  The nutrients and enzymes in avocado soothes the condition of inflamed mucous lining in the stomach and small intestines.  It also improves the body’s ability to absorb carotenoids and nutrients.

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10 Comments on "10 Great Health Benefits of Avocado"

  1. Paula Renaye April 12, 2011 at 12:12 am ·

    I love your site! This is great! Thank you for posting such helpful information!

  2. Reut April 12, 2011 at 10:12 am ·

    Hi Paula,
    It’s great to see you here. Thank you for visiting!

  3. markologo September 13, 2012 at 4:30 am ·

    Great Health Benefits of Avocado.. I do really appreciate for this information i was not a fan before but am starting right now …Thank you so much for this lovely post ..

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