Too lazy to create healthy eating habits for yourself? Not to worry, the world of fruits offers one fruit with nutrients equivalent to around 5-7 different fruits. Among such amazing and delicious fruits, “superfood” avocado is the one that can turn out to be highly beneficial.
The Superfood Avocado
A multi-faceted fruit enriched with all the vitamins and nutrients you will need for healthy living. Avocado has benefited the human body in every single way. Be it your digestive system or your dear heart, the fruit totally deserves to be a “superfood” and on top of the list for the health conscious. Know how it is good for us and try it out.
Source of 20 Vitamins
Avocado is a Superfood that consists of 20 different vitamins and nutrients.
- They contain Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium(more than bananas) Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E. It also contains little amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, B1, B2 and B3. Pheeww !
- They are also a great source of dietary fibre suffice for a required daily dose by our body. You can take a guess how healthy a single serving of this fruit can be.
However, avocado’s fall in the category of ‘high-fat food’, but the kind of fat that is good for us (essential in fact). Avocado is one of the fruits with ‘Good Fats’. They are loaded with Monosaturated fatty acids (also found in olive oil). Apart from it, it contains a low sugar content that can be beneficial for us. It helps in maintaining our cholesterol levels and keeps cardiovascular system healthy. Since they are high in fibre and low in carbs, they also help in losing weight.
They contain powerful antioxidants like Lutein and Zeaxanthin. These keep eyes healthy and can reduce the risk of cataracts and muscular degeneration in adults. Also, some antioxidants are good for the skin too.
Skin and Hair
Superfood avocados are packed with nutrients that can be used in maintaining the health of your skin and hair. Due to this, they are also used in many health and beauty products like shampoos, hair conditioners and face creams. Essential nutrients are a treat to damaged or dry hair. Natural face packs made of avocados provide a glow to the skin. Apart from this, they are also used in treating dandruff or sunburns.
Consuming avocado does not only lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer but also reduces the side effects of chemotherapy in human cells. Therefore, they help in preventing the growth of certain cancerous cells.
Nutrients in avocado reduce liver damage. The organic compounds present in the fruit protects the liver from various damages. Hence, regular consumption of the fruit is usually recommended for people suffering from liver-related ailments like hepatitis.
Finally, avocado has a solution for embarrassing Bad breaths too. They often arise from an upset stomach and not from your mouth. Drinking Avocado juice cleanses the stomach as well as the intestine. Therefore, removing the major cause of your bad breath. They also manage to the kill the bacteria in your mouth, that leads to the foul smell.
Most noteworthy, healthy things never taste good. Yes, Avocados taste a bit bland because of which many people cannot develop its taste. But you can include superfood avocado in your diet in fun ways and get the both of best worlds- Health+ Taste
Recipes to include this superfood in your diet
Sandwich spread – DIY a sandwich spread with superfood avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, lemon and chilli pepper. You can use it in homemade burgers too.
Salad – Slice them up in your regular salad.
Guacamole- a very famous dip from the Mexico. Mix avocado with chopped onion cilantro, chilli and lemon juice. Enjoy it with Tortilla chips.
Avocado smoothy – shake them up with milk and a little sugar.
Garnish- a little garnishing of chopped avocados in your soup, eggs or anything else.
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