What are the benefits of eating avocado?

Anonymous asked 3 months ago

What are the benefits of eating avocado?

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Ramal Lakshan Staff answered 3 months ago

Avocados are truly amazing food for many reasons, but until recently, you wouldn’t know it. Years of being scared away from fat-containing foods have led many people to overlook avocados. Today — thanks in part to the low-fat diet risks that have been revealed — we know that avocado benefits include critical, healthy fats in addition to much more: various antioxidants, multiple trace minerals, and vitamins too.
You may be wondering, is an avocado a fruit or a vegetable? In fact, avocados are actually fruit. They are great in both savory and sweet dishes.
Avocados are a nutrient-dense fruit that contains about 20 vitamins and minerals. Given its nutritious make-up, there are many avocado benefits. These include better heart and digestive health; healthy skin, hair, and eyes; cancer prevention and weight loss, among others.
1. Improved Heart Health
Avocados (and especially avocado oil) promote heart health by balancing blood lipids because of their fatty acid composition. In terms of their chemical make-up, avocados are about 71 percent monounsaturated fatty acids, 13 percent polyunsaturated fatty acids and 16 percent saturated fatty acids.
2. Lower Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
Eating avocados has been found to be clinically associated with lower metabolic syndrome in U.S. adults. Metabolic syndrome is a term for a cluster of conditions that increases your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Some other avocado benefits include help with: hypertension, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and excess body fat around the waist.
Essentially, eating avocados helps regulate hormones associated with risk factors for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases, including insulin, triglycerides, and cholesterol.
3. Healthy Skin, Eyes, and Hair
Avocados are a high-antioxidant food that contains lutein, a type of carotenoid that protects eye health and preserves healthy, youthful-looking skin and hair. Carotenoids are the group of antioxidant phytochemicals found in veggies like carrots, squash and sweet potatoes that are known for blocking the effects of environmental toxins like pollution and UV light damage.
To promote a healthy, shining complexion, simply rub the inside of an avocado peel on your skin and use avocado oil as your primary moisturizer. Mix in some therapeutic essential oils and you can easily make a cost-effective lotion instead of pouring out money for that store-bought stuff filled with irritating chemicals! Avocado can also be used to make homemade hair masks to replenish, moisture and add shine.
4. Cancer Prevention
Several studies have surfaced recently touting avocado as a cancer-fighting food. The Journal of Nutrition and Cancer published the results of a study, for instance, claiming that the phytochemicals in avocados are so powerful that they could prevent the use of chemotherapy in people with oral cancer!