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5 Health Benefits of an Avocado
August 15, 2017
The avocado movement entered the health & fitness world about 5-6 years ago and it never looked back. New York City has avocado bars and there is now avocado toast and it has really taken on a life of it’s own.
The food item we often associate with potassium would be the banana. But while these fruits have high potassium counts, they actually have LESS than an avocado. Potassium is great for stimulating cells and it actually helps lower blood pressure and the risk of heart attacks!
Do you know what a Monounsaturated Fatty Acid is? There are number of different MFA’s out there, but the one we are focused on is Oleic Acid. This is the oil that we find in most Olive Oil and it is said to reduce inflammation and limit the risk of cancer cell growth.
Loaded With Fiber
Fiber and Fat are two of the largest groups that make up an avocado. But don’t worry, it is the good kind of fat and fiber. The soluble fiber in an avocado is great for the digestive system and it contributes to weight loss and helps with indigestion. One avocado can make up about 27% of the total fiber you are supposed to intake daily.
Lower Your Cholesterol
Heart disease is the number one killer in the world and cholesterol levels have a lot to do with it. Avocados can help your cholesterol in the following ways:
- Reduce total cholesterol significantly.
- Reduce blood triglycerides by up to 20%
- Lower LDL cholesterol by up to 22%
- Increase HDL (good cholesterol) by up to 20%
Great for Vision
Avocados contain Lutein and Zeaxanthin which are extremely beneficial for eye health. These nutrients help reduce the risk for cataracts and age related macular degeneration.
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