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Avocados are those precious mercantile fruits which are nurtured in humid, hot and Mediterranean climatic zones all across the globe. They have a green-skinned, plump and ample body which is either pear-shaped or circular or else figured like an egg. Judged by the nutritionists as the super or topnotch food, avocados are much loved on account of their great taste and delicate savor. They can be velvety and smooth inside.

It is said that like time, health is also the greatest treasure and an asset, the value of which is recognized only after it has been run down; according to the nutrionists, the best way to increase one’s life expectancy is to consume lots of green fruits and vegetables.

Let’s enumerate the benefits of an avocado– the No.1 food on the planet

On account of the presence of the antioxidant lutein, avocados (also referred to as the alligator pears with a leather-like look) are known to put a stop to the eye diseases. Moreover if sliced avocados are integrated into a salad along with other rich-colored fruits and vegetables that also contain lutein ( such as kale, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, corns, red peppers) one is able to avail the most health benefits for one’s eyes.

Given that avocados contain an ample quantity of fiber in them (roughly around 6.8 grams in a single fruit) high-fiber content in avocados not only helps in preventing constipation but also in losing weight. Additionally, the oleic acid found in avocados generates a response in the brain to make an individual feel a sense of satiety after eating avocados. Correspondingly, avocados keep one’s level of blood sugar steady because they slow down the process of digestion. Avocados could be eaten as such or crushed avocados could be applied on a sandwich in place of butter or mayonnaise. They are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E and K plus the minerals iron, copper, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium.

Since avocados contain a high ratio of folate hence those females who consume avocados prior to as well as during their pregnancies are unlikely to give birth to newborns with congenital birth deficiencies; also folate helps avert Alzheimer’s disease, various malignancies, hearing loss (that occurs secondary to the process of ageing) etc. Folate, it may be noted, is a vitamin which is organically present in various foods. Folate also helps ward off cardiac (heart) problems because it serves to elevate the good cholesterol and lowers the bad cholesterol in the body. Also the beta-sitosterol (a plant chemical) content of avocados assists in lowering the levels of bad cholesterol in the human body.

For those of you who have deficient knowledge, regarding the use of fats associated with weight gain, it may not be out of place to mention here that only the bad fat (cholesterol) causes you to gain weight whereas the good fat (cholesterol) does not do so.

Avocados hold plenty of polyphenols and flavonoids in addition to lutein. All the aforementioned substances embrace anti-oxidant attributes hence avocado consumers have a natural defense against inflammatory and degenerative ailments.

Indeed, avocado– the No.1 food on the planet deserves an outstanding place amongst a whole array of beneficial fruits and food.

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