Avocados are a good addition to every healthy diet. They are delicious, rich in nutrients and good for health.
Though you probably know that avocados are considered healthy fruits, you most likely don’t know about all their benefits. Actually, these delicious fruits have a lot of them.
Every person has to consume a certain amount of healthy fats every day in order to provide the body with right nutrients. Avocado is one of the main sources of these fats: every fruit contains nearly 20 grams of them. That’s why eating avocado may help prevent your body storing fat in a belly area. It also may help normalize your blood sugar levels.
Due to the reason mentioned above avocado can be used as a substitute for butter: it tastes similarly and also is healthier. So if you are trying to lose weight, try replacing butter with avocado and see what happens. Moreover, this doesn’t mean that you have to put avocados on toasts only: you can also add them instead of butter while baking.
If you are tired of waiting for your avocados to ripe, put them into a brown bag with a banana or an apple. These fruits release ethylene gas that helps other fruits to ripe.
Various scientific researches show that avocado extract may help fight the pain caused by osteoarthritis.
It is known that banana is one of the most potassium-rich fruits. However, avocado has almost twice as many potassium as one banana.
Beauty industry uses benefits of an avocado too, adding its extract to various products. Such products are made to help treat sunburns, repair damaged hair (split and dry ends particularly), reduce wrinkles and moisturize dry skin.
An avocado itself is rich in nutrients, but it also helps the body to absorb other nutrients faster (they have to be fat-soluble though). This happens because of the monounsaturated fats avocado has.
Avocado has zeaxanthin and lutein: nutrients that help maintain good eye health. Moreover, these nutrients also help fight muscular degeneration, so if you want to take good care of your eyes, think about adding more avocados to your daily diet.
Scientific researches show that avocados may help your lungs if you live in a polluted area. This happens because they are rich in vitamin E, which is good for lungs and protects them.
If you don’t like the taste of an avocado, you don’t have to eat it. Just try drinking green juice made from various vegetables and fruits (including avocado). This is one of the easiest ways to receive all nutrients that avocado has. Moreover, green juices taste even better than avocado itself as they are made from other different fruits too.