Health Benefits of Avocados!

The marvel fruit has all the health benefits one could ask for and hence has a lot of content which adds to the overall health promise the fruit makes.

1. It Is Easy Being Green
Being one of the most popular and favourite fruit of America, avocados are popular for a good and healthy reason. Apart from being delicious, they are packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients which can help you stay healthy.

2. Better Than Banana
The body needs potassium to work normally and hence the mineral helps keep the heartbeat steady. Not many people know that avocados have more potassium content than bananas.

3. Protection of the Eyes
Avocados have lutein and zeaxanthin, which helps in the absorption of light waves which can harm your vision. People eating a lot of foods rich in the antioxidants are less likely to have age-related macular degeneration. This health condition is a leading cause of blindness in older adults. Most of the avocados are full of antioxidants and are found in the darker green flesh which is closest to the peel.

4. Help You Loose Weight
The half-cup of guacamole has about six grams, almost 1/4th of the daily fiber intake needs. Fiber not only makes you full but also less likely to overeat and although high in fats, it is mainly healthy monosaturated fat. It is this fat in the diet which helps in trimming your waistline. Instead of chicken salad with mayo, try chickpeas with mashed avocado.

5. Mood Booster
The avocado slices help you get about 118 micrograms of folate. It is the third of what most adults need on a daily basis. Those who lack the B vitamin could be more prone to depression and are less likely to respond in a healthy way to the medicine being given for depression. Folate also plays a role in preventing birth defects hence the expectant and new mothers are encouraged to get more.

6. Save Your Brain
With a great boost of avocados containing vitamin E, the Alzheimer’s disease can be cured and a slow decline in the memory and thinking skills can be reversed to a great extent. This may have to do with vitamin E’s anti-oxidant properties and can help fight cell damage which is caused over time by things like pollution and radiation from the sun.

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