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Avocado, a healthy choice

22 February 2010 Email This Post Email This Post Print This Post Print This Post

AvocadoBesides having a great taste, avocado is a very healthy food. Avocado is well known for its nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, cooper, calcium etc. and it’s also a good source for dietary fiber.

One avocado contains around 30 grams of fat, but almost 20% are mono-saturated fats which are beneficial for health. Avocado’s rich potassium content helps regulate blood pressure contributing to prevent strokes, hypertension or heart diseases. It also contains considerable amounts of folic acid which lowers the risk of heart diseases or stroke. Recent studies showed that the oleic acid present in the avocado can prevent breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins and its nutritional value is undeniable when it comes to carotenoids.  It is well known people who have a rich diet in carotenoids are healthier and have a lower mortality from a number of chronic illnesses and the mono-saturated fats in the avocado help carotenoids to be more easily absorbed in the bloodstream

Avocados are good at preventing eye problems because of their lutein content and also the phytonutriens in the fruit can help prevent oral cancer.  It can boost the immune system or be used as a beauty aid in the form of avocado oil for skin. As you can see avocados present many health benefits and it’s a healthy choice to incorporate avocados in your diet.

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