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Nutritional Content:  Although avocados are high in fat content but the fats present are all healthy oils. Apart from fat, they contain in excess of 25 essential nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, copper, iron, magnesium, phosporus and potassium. The potassium content of 2-3 bananas equals the potassium content of one avocado. Avocados also contain fibre, proteins and beneficial phytochemicals which help in building up immunity.

Many at times because of the high fat content (80-85% of its calories from fat); avocados are not focused so much in diet. But the unusual fat content in avocado has provided great results in health and nutrition based researches.

 

Health benefits of avocados:

Anti-inflammatory properties:  Phytosterols account for a major portion of avocado fats. They are key supporters of our inflammatory system that help keep inflammation under control. The researches have shown the anti-inflammatory benefits of these avocado fats in problems involving arthritis.

Enhances nutrient absorption: Avocados are similar in fat composition like olives. It is rich (over half of the total fat) in a fatty acid called oleic acid.  Oleic acid helps our digestive tract form transport molecules for fat that can increase our absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like carotenoids.

Good for heart: Vitamin B6 and folic acid present in avocados helps in regulating homocysteine levels. High homocysteine level in body is a risk factor for heart diseases. Avocado also contains vitamin E, Glutathione and monounsaturated fat which help in maintaining a healthy heart.

Weight gain: Because of its high calorie content due to healthy fats, avocados are a must for people wanted to gain weight. They provide a concentrated source of calories along with essentials nutrients.

Controls blood pressure: The high potassium content of avocados helps in regulating the blood pressure.

Anti-cancer properties: The oleic acid content of the avocados has been shown to prevent breast cancer in some studies.

Avocados can be very healthy ingredients of the dishes especially at this time of the year. They can be utilised in salads, dips, sandwiches, pastas, soups and shakes.

 

 

Do we actually know about one of most nutritive fruit which was once upon a time was the king of fruits- It is none other than the green healthy “Avocados”.  An avocado is a green colour pear or egg shaped fruit also known as alligator pear. It is used both as a fruit and vegetable. They are very popular among vegans as a substitute for meats in salads and sandwiches.

Nutritional Content:  Although avocados are high in fat content but the fats present are all healthy oils. Apart from fat, they contain in excess of 25 essential nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, copper, iron, magnesium, phosporus and potassium. The potassium content of 2-3 bananas equals the potassium content of one avocado. Avocados also contain fibre, proteins and beneficial phytochemicals which help in building up immunity.

Many at times because of the high fat content (80-85% of its calories from fat); avocados are not focused so much in diet. But the unusual fat content in avocado has provided great results in health and nutrition based researches.

Health benefits of avocados:

Anti-inflammatory properties:  Phytosterols account for a major portion of avocado fats. They are key supporters of our inflammatory system that help keep inflammation under control. The researches have shown the anti-inflammatory benefits of these avocado fats in problems involving arthritis.

Enhances nutrient absorption: Avocados are similar in fat composition like olives. It is rich (over half of the total fat) in a fatty acid called oleic acid.  Oleic acid helps our digestive tract form transport molecules for fat that can increase our absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like carotenoids.

Good for heart: Vitamin B6 and folic acid present in avocados helps in regulating homocysteine levels. High homocysteine level in body is a risk factor for heart diseases. Avocado also contains vitamin E, Glutathione and monounsaturated fat which help in maintaining a healthy heart.

Weight gain: Because of its high calorie content due to healthy fats, avocados are a must for people wanted to gain weight. They provide a concentrated source of calories along with essentials nutrients.

Controls blood pressure: The high potassium content of avocados helps in regulating the blood pressure.

Anti-cancer properties: The oleic acid content of the avocados has been shown to prevent breast cancer in some studies.

Avocados can be very healthy ingredients of the dishes especially at this time of the year. They can be utilised in salads, dips, sandwiches, pastas, soups and shakes.

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