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Benefits of Avocado

5 Aug 2021 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Benefits of Avocado

Avocados are nutrient rich

An official serving of avocado is one-fifth of the fruit( approximately 40 grams) contains:

  • 64 calories
  • Almost 6 grams of fat
  • 3.4 grams of carbohydrate
  • Almost 3 grams of fibre
  • Less than a gram of sugar

Avocado is a type of fruit. Most fruit consists of carbohydrates. Avocados are instead high in good fat and beneficial fats that help to keep you full and satiated. When you consume fat, your brain receives a signal to turn off your appetite. Eating fat slows the breakdown of carbohydrates, which helps to keep sugar levels in the blood stable. Fat is essential for every single cell in the body. Eating healthy fats support skin health and even boost the immune system.

Benefits of Avocado

1. Heart Healthy

Research shows that avocados are good for the heart. Avocado contains 25 milligrams per ounce of a natural plant sterol called beta-sitosterol. Regular consumption of beta-sitosterol and other plant sterols has been seen to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Cardiovascular diseases is a leading health problem around the globe. Accumulating studies show that consuming fruits such as avocado reduces the risk of heart disease. Researcher believe that avocado can help through the following steps:

  • Protects the function of the interior lining of blood vessels
  • Regulates metabolism of fats
  • Inhibits function of the platelets
  • Alleviates ischemia and reperfusion injury
  • Reduces oxidative stress
  • Attenuates inflammation
  • Lowers lipid levels
  • Lowers BP
  • Fight against diabetes
  • Fight against obesity
  • Prevents blood clots
  • Prevents thickening and hardening of arteries
  • Protects the heart

2. Great for vision

Avocados contain lutein and zeaxanthin,two phytochemicals that are especially concentrated in the tissues in the eyes where they provide antioxidant protection to help minimize damage including from ultraviolet light. Avocados can keep your eyes healthy as you age.

3. Healthy Babies

Folate is extremely important for healthy pregnancy. Avocados contains folate which must be consumed at the time of pregnancy.

4. Improved digestion

Avocados is  actually  high in fibre with approximately 6-7 grams per half fruit. Eating foods with natural fiber can help prevent constipation,maintain a healthy digestive tract and lower the risk of colon cancer.

5. Protection from chronic diseases

High fiber intakes are associated with significantly lower risks of developing coronary heart disease,stroke ,hypertension,diabetes ,obesity and certain gastrointenstinal diseases. Also it lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

6. Boost brain health and memory

The fruit is rich in oleic acid,an omega-9 fatty acid that is linked to improved cognition. A 2009 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America found that these types of acids can enhance memory.

7. Lower risk of depression

Avocados is monosaturated fats. Eating monosaturated fats reduce depression. And the high amount of folate helps in maintain brains feel good chemicals,dopamine abd serotonin.

Any down sides to avocados

Avocados are high in fat and calories. So if excess weight is a concern,you may want to create some limits on how you may eat. A small amount can go for a long way

And if you are suffering from migraines,certain foods ,circumstances or environmental factors can trigger

In addiction, avocado have some of the same allergens found in latex. So if you have a latex allergy,you may want to watch out to see if avocados trigger any of the same symptoms.

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