Saturday, February 02, 2013

Avocado Health Benefits

  1. Prevents against cancers.
  2. They're great for your eyes because they have carotenoid lutein which protect against macular degeneration and cataracts.
  3. They're high in beta-sitosterol which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels.
  4. Great for your heart!! Thank to the folate, folic acid, vitamin E and B6,  monounsaturated fats, and glutathione.
  5. Increase nutrient absorption. So don't just eat it plain! Throw it in smoothies, salads, dressings, dips, on toast, in tacos.
  6. Packed with antioxidants and vitamin E.
  7. They have tons of potassium, which helps control blood pressure.
  8. Phytonutrients found in avocados have anti-inflammatory properties.
  9. The good fats and fiber can help regulate blood sugar levels.
  10. Anti-aging and great for your skin.
These do not need to be purchased organic, but check this list out for other fruit that does!
Calories per avocado (150g): 240 calories

1 comment:

  1. It's also amazing for your hair as a mask before you shampoo. It can reduce dandruff and help with dry, brittle hair. Just warm it up until it's liquid.coconut water health benefits