*Helps control blood pressure
They contain potassium which is known to help control blood pressure.
*Helps to regulate blood sugar levels
Avocados contain good soluble fiber which helps keep a steady blood sugar and also fats which can actually reverse insulin resistance that helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
*Helps in weight gain
Due to the high healthy calorie content in avocados (For every 100 grams, an avocado contains about 200 calories) it makes for the best ingredient for those trying to put on weight.
*Helps to lower bad cholesterol levels
Avocados contain a compound called beta-sitosterol which helps to lower blood cholesterol levels LDL which is bad cholesterol and increase HDL which is good cholesterol.
*Contains anti-inflammatory properties
Avocados contain Phytonutrients such as polyphenols and flavonoids which have anti-inflammatory properties. These reduce the risk of inflammatory and degenerative disorders.
*Helps to prevent birth defects
Avocados contain folic acid which plays a huge role in the prevention of birth defects, such as neural tube defect and spina bifida.
*Helps to fight free radicals
Due to the glutathione content in avocados, a diet with an inclusion of avocados can free your body of free radicals.
*Contains anti-aging properties
Avocados are rich in antioxidants which help slow aging symptoms. It also contains minerals which may boost the immune system, encourage a healthy nervous system.
*Reduces strokes risk
If you eat a diet rich in folate, you may be able to evade getting a stroke.
*Promote eye health
Avocados are a good source of carotenoid lutein known to help protect against age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
*Helps to maintain a healthy heart
Avocados contain vitamin E, glutathione, and monounsaturated fat, which help in the maintenance of a healthy heart. They also contain vitamin B6 and folic acid, which help regulate homocysteine levels which are known to increase the risk of heart disease.
*Offers protection against cancer
Studies have shown that the avocado with its oleic acid is effective in preventing breast cancer. And can also inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.
*May cure halitosis
They are a natural mouth wash as they cleanse the intestine which is actually the real cause of bad breath and coated tongue.
*Good for skin care
Avocado oil is a popular ingredient in cosmetics as it has the ability to offer nutrients to the skin which aids in making the skin glow
*May increase nutrients absorption in the body
When you eat avocados on the regular your body will be able to absorb 5 times the amount of carotenoids.
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