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Experience the Health Benefits of Avocados

By Patricia ZelmEmmart CHC, AADP (Published on Natural Society)

Avocados are not just for Guacamole anymore. They are a delicious fruit being used in many different ways, along with offering great health benefits. There is research on this fact and it continues today on the health benefits of this fruit from the Central and South America dating back to about 8,000 B.C.

In the world in which we live, we should not be taking our health for granted. We must be proactive to do all we can to live a healthy lifestyle. One way to do this is by adding avocados to our daily diet.

Avocados contain many health benefits to help fight off disease and other health conditions.

The Nutritional Benefits of Avocados:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Potassium
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Protein
  • Phytochemicals such as Beta-sitosterol, Glutathione, and Lutein

Even though the avocado is a monounsaturated fat its health benefits out weigh the fat issue. It is also a great source of fiber.

The Health benefits of Avocados:

  • Maintain cardiovascular health: The heart improves by including oleic acid and omega-3 fatty acids in the diet, which is contained in avocados.
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits: Research shows that avocados help prevent inflammation in the body, which will help both Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Regulate Blood Sugar: Avocados are a relatively low carbohydrate food, which means that only about 19% of its calories come from carbohydrates. Also, they contain less than 2 grams of sugar in 1 cup, which is low on the glycemic list. It is also a great source of fiber for diabetes and helping everyone else needing to be on a low glycemic diet.
  • Anti-cancer benefits: Research is still in the preliminary stages as to all the benefits this food has to fight against cancer. Research suggests that with the properties of avocados it offers antioxidants, which lowers the risk of some cancers.
  • Anti-aging and free radicals: Research shows how what we eat will appear on our skin. Avocados are rich in antioxidants to help slow aging. They also contain glutathione, which fight against free radicals, and will encourage a healthy strong immune system.

Along with the great health benefits of this fruit, it is a wonderful and delicious addition to any meal. Be it either by adding it to a salad, dip, smoothie or a dessert. You will reap its benefits. So, explore how you can incorporate avocados into your daily diet for your health.