Posted on Aug 04, 2018, 1 a.m.
Once more avocado is stepping up to show why it needs to be a part of everyone’s diet loaded with healthy monounsaturated fatty acid that is thought to be huge contributor to many health benefits this humble fruit carries.
Conditions wherein structure or function of certain organs or tissues worsen over time are degenerative disease such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. Adhering to a healthy lifestyle, including consuming a variety of nutrient packed foods, can greatly reduce risks of developing many conditions that fall under this category.
Consuming a little over 100 grams of avocado can provide more than 20 vitamins and minerals, which accounts for 27% of the recommended daily allowance of fiber, 17% daily value of vitamin C, and 14% daily value of potassium according to Healthline.com. All of that on top of considerable amounts of vitamins B5, B6, E, and small volume of vitamin A, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc. The healthy fats contained within this fruit made up of oleic acid is thought to be a massive contributor to many health benefits associated with avocados.
Heart healthy fats contained within avocados can positively affect risk factors linked to heart disease according to studies, specifically helping to reduce total cholesterol levels by considerable margins, lowering blood triglycerides by 20% and bad cholesterol by 22%, while boosting good cholesterol levels by 11%.
Avocados even help to tackle type 2 diabetes, supplementing with avocado seed extract has been found to lower blood sugar. Avocado oil is believed to lessen effects of oxidative stress on the liver, weakened liver often accompanies diabetes, a healthier liver can improve chances of avoiding the disease.
Arthritis sufferers may even find relief as one study has noted subjects taking avocado and soybean unsaponifiables became less reliant on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and showed signs of improved functional movement. Avocado and soybean unsaponifiables have been so effective against arthritis the pair has yielded positive results when used on dogs.
Individuals looking to drop some weight can even look to the fruit for assistance, which again goes to help fight off degenerative diseases, as many are greatly exacerbated by obesity. Dropping even a few pound can do the body wonders which the mighty avocado can help with due to the fruit being satiating helping one to feel full for longer, on top of being low in carbohydrates but high in fiber further contributing to weight loss goals.
This tiny fruit packs a big punch, anyone with access to it should try to eat one every day, as it can be consumed raw as is, or part of a healthy meal being versatile enough to go along with almost any meal of the day from smoothies, to dips, and burgers helping to live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle with help from the numerous benefits of this functional healing food.
39 delicious recepies to help you on your way can be found at: https://greatist.com/health/39-deliciously-unexpected-healthy-avocado-recipes
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