Known as a “superfood” Avocados provide as many as 20 essential nutrients , which include fiber, potassium, vitamins E, B,s and folic acid.  These healthy nutrients combine to provide many health benefits and reduce the risk of a number of health concerns as noted below:

  • Anti-inflammatory Properties:  Phytonutrients such as polyphenols and flavonoids provide anti-inflammatory properties reducing the risk of inflammation and degenerative disorders.
  • Anti-aging Properties:  Rich in antioxidants and glutathione, avocados boost the immune system, slows aging process and encourages a healthy nervous system.
  • Good For Eyes:  Avocado contains lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids that are essential to the overall health of your eyes and decrease the risk of eye disease.
  • Good during Pregnancy:  Stock up on avocados.  One cup of avocado contains nearly 25% of recommended folate that is essential for mother and baby.
  • Destroys Cancer Cells:  Research has shown that avocado seed extract and the fruit kills leukemia cells and also has a flavonol antioxidant that reduces tumor growth.
  • Heart Health:  One cup of avocado contains 25% of daily value of folate.  Studies show that people with this level of folate have a lower risk of heart disease.
  • Bone Health:  Avocados contain carotenoids, zeaxanthin and lutein which may help in reducing the risk of osteoarthritis.
  • Helps Prevent Insomnia:  Avocados have a high content of magnesium, which is directly linked to improving the quality, duration and tranquility of sleep.
  • Improving Liver Health:  Avocados has organic compounds that play a major role in toning and helping improve liver health based on recent research.
  • Improve Digestive Health:  Avocados are a great source of fiber.  One fruit contains 13 grams of dietary fiber.  Daily intake of fiber is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men.
  • Regulating Blood Pressure:  Avocados high level of potassium helps keep blood pressure under control.
  • Control Blood sugar:  The monounsaturated fat in avocados has been found to reverse insulin resistance, helping to maintain healthy blood sugar.  “Sholly Sez!”

 

 

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