Benefits of Avocado
Avocados are quickly becoming one of the top “super foods” for promoting good health. They are packed with potassium, magnesium, and Vitamins C, E, K1, and B6. They are rich in monounsaturated fats, which are more commonly known as “good fats.” They have also a high amount of minerals and phytonutrients that promote a faster wound healing.
If you haven’t given avocados a chance yet, here are a few good reasons to add them to your regular diet. I eat 1/2 almost every day.
Help fight against stress and oxidation
If you experience high levels of stress—and who doesn’t these days?—try avocados. They contain substantial amounts of antioxidants such as catechins and phenolic, which are responsible for helping you handle stress. They can also protect your body against oxidation.
Achieve youthful and glowing skin
Skin aging? Fine lines? Stubborn dark spots? Wrinkles? Avocado can put an end to all these skin problems. Regular consumption of avocados can help protect your skin from the harmful free radicals associated with premature skin aging. Flawless and fresh skin really is possible. Avocados can help you look more beautiful and younger at any age. Works on the inside when you eat and on the outside as a face mask.
Promote brain health
Research has shown that avocados are loaded with the monounsaturated fat that helps boost memory and brain function. If you struggle to recall even simple, important information, eating avocado may help to sharpen your memory. After all, your brain is mostly made of fat. So, give it what it needs to regenerate and stay fresh!
These monounsaturated fats can also improve neurotransmission and brain activity. Some studies have even suggested that avocados may offer anti-convulsant effects for seizures.
Enhance weight loss
Because of its high water content and low salt content, avocado can be a great way to satiate and eliminate those hunger cravings, making it a perfect way to support weight loss. I never thought I could eat fat and lose weight. Clearly low-fat only contributed to weight gain.
Help relieve arthritis pain
Suffering excruciating arthritis-related discomfort? Avocado may be an effective, and natural solution for you. It has a compound that may help reduce the stiffness and pain associated with arthritis. It can also improve joint function and promote more comfort in everyday movement.
This is just a short list of the benefits of incorporating avocado into your diet. It is a delicious, versatile food that can be used in so many ways in a variety of recipes. Every day, scientists and researchers are finding more and more advantages to consuming avocado; give them a try!
TIP: I buy them when they are a bit firm as they can ripen quickly. If they're a little soft, put in the frig to slow down the ripening process.
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