The Good Kind of Sweet

Avocado’s benefits in keeping the body healthy, while enjoying its deliciously savoury treat.

Despite its dark and strong exterior, avocado fruit is soft and creamy in the inside. Aside from the appearance and its delicious taste, avocado has a lot of health benefits, and good impact to your body. If you want to improve your skin, prevent the risk of diseases–such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes–or rather lose weight, include avocado fruit in your diet. On top of that, avocado also helps  in maintaining your blood pressure, and is a good treatment for arthritis.

Here are some of the benefits to your health, when you include eating avocado in your list of fruit in your diet:

Blood Pressure

One of the main nutrients avocado has, is potassium. Eating the fruit helps you maintain your blood pressure, and prevent the risk of kidney disease, heart attack, and stroke. Avocado had also said to be richer in potassium than the popular banana fruit. Aside from this nutrient, avocado has oleic acid and dietary fiber, which helps normalize the blood sugar levels of the body, making your heart healthy and lower the risk of having diabetes.

Cardiovascular Health

The most popular disease, which is the coronary heart disease, may be lowered down with the help of monounsaturated oleic acid, which is also found in avocado fruit. This kind of fat reduces the LDL cholesterol in the blood, as well as increase the HDL cholesterol in the body. This high fat food can actually lower the amount of fat in your body, and get enough of the right fats that are needed for good health.

Cancer

Avocado contains antioxidant carotenoids, like alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. These kinds of antioxidants protect your body’s cells against cancer, caused by other free radicals. The fruit is also considered to contain high levels of vitamin C and vitamin E, which are very good source of anti-cancer antioxidants. As we all know, vitamin C is considered as a nutrient, which protect the body against non-hormonal cancers, like pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, and lung cancer. Deficiency in vitamin E has been linked to breast cancer. The components found in avocado, such as the natural tocopherol, and tocotrienol form of vitamin E, which is much healthier than alpha-tocopherol that are found in multivitamins.

Skin Care

The good fats that are found in avocado, are essential for making your skin healthy and soft. They help in maintaining your skin moisturized, without being excessively oily. These omega-9fats are said to reduce skin irritation and redness, as well as an aid in repairing any damaged skin cells. It also protects your skin in any acne, blackheads, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Containing abundant vitamin E and C in your body, can help protect your skin from photo-aging caused by too much sun exposure, as well as produces elastin and collagen for maintaining your skin’s firmness and elasticity.

Diabetes

The monounsaturated fats in your diet is beneficial in reducing high triglyceride levels in your body, and help improve the insulin function and blood glucose levels. Meanwhile, the vitamin C and E helps in strengthening the blood vessels and capillaries, which improves the function of your body’s immune system. It also provide protection from the nerve damage in diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy.

Related posts