Children love avocados. My kids too. And they are undoubtedly ones of the healthiest and versatile fruits on Earth. In spite of their powerful medicinal properties, they also offer a rich, delicious, and creamy taste.
Avocados are also known as a superfood.
Here are 10 of the health benefits of the daily consumption of one avocado:
1. Nutrient Rich
A single serving of avocados provides over 20 vitamins and minerals and has the following recommended daily values: 25% of vitamin C, 39% vitamin K, 30% folate, and 21% potassium.
2. Healthy Fats
This fruit is full of healthy fats which help in lowering bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
3. Cholesterol Levels
They also contain healthy fats that are of high importance for maintaining good cholesterol but at the same time lowering the bad cholesterol levels.
4. Weight Loss
Some researches have shown that consumption of half an avocado a day ca increase satiety and keep you full for up to 5 hours after the meal.
5. Absorption of Nutrients
The regular consumption of avocados helps the absorption of essential carotenoids in the body, such as lutein, lycopene, alpha-carotene, and beta-carotene.
6. Blood Pressure
The high potassium content manages blood pressure, eliminates excess sodium and eases the tension in the blood vessel walls.
7. Diabetes Prevention
Avocados are excellent for those who suffer from diabetes since it can regulate the insulin and blood glucose levels.
8. Bone Health
Vitamin K helps the absorption of calcium in the body, which is essential for bone health, and avocados are rich in it.
9. Eye Health
Avocados contain two very important carotenoids, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which are essential for eye health and vision, so their consumption prevents blindness, eye damage, and eye dysfunction.
Avocados are abundant in vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, and potassium, all of which are needed by the mother during pregnancy, and the growing baby.
You can add this superfood to your smoothies, crispy salads, desserts, sandwiches, dips, grilled chicken, and much more!
Enjoy its taste and all of its health benefits!