Health benefits of Avacado

Health benefits of Avacado

    • Avocado is the fruit of the avocado tree, scientifically known as Persea americana.
    • Also called the 'makkhan fal' in India, avocados have a high-fat content and is yet considered as one of the healthiest fruits you can add to your diet.
    • The avocado is a rather unique fruit.While most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, avocado is high in healthy fats. It has powerful health benefits.
    • This 'fatty' fruit can in fact even aid weight loss. This is because avocados are loaded with good monounstaurated oils (MUFA), that do not pile up calories, instead, they help lubricate joints and lower blood pressure. 

    1. Anti-inflammatory properties

    Avocados are rich in anti-inflammatory properties, which help relieve arthritis pain. 
    It is also a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help lubricate joints and further relieve joint pains. 

    2. Regulates Blood Pressure

    Avocados may do wonders in keeping your blood pressure levels in check too. Avocados are good source of potassium and are low in sodium, which helps keep your blood pressure stable. A stable blood pressure helps stave off the risk of heart attack or stroke. Avocados help regulate blood pressure. 

    3. Good for heart

    In addition to being a healthy bet for blood pressure patients, avocados are also a rich source of antioxidants and monounsaturated fats which help keep the heart healthy and reduce the risk of stroke. Eating avocado can also regulate LDL and HDL cholesterol levels, as well as blood triglycerides.

    4.Boosts fertility

    Avocados help in boosting fertility and better the chances at conceiving too. It is also linked to increasing the success of IVF Treatment. 

    5.Good for eyes

    Including avocados in your diet may help improve eyesight. Avocados are loaded with beta-carotene and antioxidants which are beneficial for eyes. 
    They also contain lutein and zeaxanthin; both of these nutrients help maintain good eyesight, night vision and minimise damage from ultraviolet light. The high amount of vitamin A, also helps reduce the risk of macular degeneration that develops with old age. 
    The monounsaturated fatty acids in avocados, help in better absorption of beneficial fat-soluble antioxidants, such as beta-carotene too. 

    6. Good source of folate

    Avocados are a good source of folate. Pregnant women must include avocados in their diet as folate helps healthy foetal development. Several studies 
    have also claimed that folate decreases the risk of depression. Folate prevents the build-up of homocysteine. This substance tends to hamper circulation and the delivery path of nutrients to brain.

    7. Improved digestion

     Avocados are loaded with fibres that may help prevent constipation, boost digestion and colon health. Fibre adds bulk to the stool, which facilitates bowel regularity, thereby enhancing digestion. 

    8. Powerhouse of nutrients

     Avocado is a powerhouse of many essential nutrients and minerals. It is rich in vitamin K, B5, B6, B3, E and C. They are also dense in potassium, folate, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc and phosphorous. 

     9. Avocado benefits for weight loss

    The high-fibre content present in avocado could help make you shed a pound or two as well. 100 grams of avocado has 7 grams of fibre. Fibre takes the longest to digest. It induces the feeling of fullness, which prevents you from bingeing later. Avocados are very low 
    on carbs too, which also promotes weight loss. 

    10: Helps absorb nutrients

    Avocados ensure better consumption of nutrients from plant source foods. There are several nutrients which are fat-soluble. This means that they need to combine with fats for them to be utilized by the body. Vitamin A, D, E and K are some plant nutrients that are better absorbed with avocado. 

    11. Keep The Skin Healthy

    Avocados are rich in vitamin C (amounting to 17 percent recommended daily intake) and vitamin E (amounting to 17 percent recommended daily intake), both of which are essentialin keeping the skin healthy and glowing.