Last Updated on 2016-05-19 , 1:54 pm
Avocado is a superfood unlike any other. It’s the must-have item on almost every single health guru’s grocery list.
The superfruit is also riddled with loads of benefits for your body. These are the top 10 reasons on why you should add the great avocado to your meals!
It Lowers Your Cholesterol Rates
Maintaining your good and bad cholesterol levels helps your overall health in the long run. Avocados are rich in the necessary, healthy fats – monounsaturated fats. How does this help you? You’d be lowering your chances of being hit with stroke and heart issues.
Crack Down on Arthritis Symptoms
Arthritis is a big ole meanie. The disease reduces your mobility and causes pain to your body. Avocados are also known for their anti-inflammatory properties. It contains polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols, which cuts down on the pain and stiffness you’d almost always have to endure with an arthritic condition.
Better Absorption of Nutrients
Avocados give your body the good fats that are needed to increase nutrient absorption.
Lose Those Inches
The fibre in this baby cuts into your binge eating marathons. How? It keeps you fuller, thus reducing your hunger pangs.
High in Fiber
Fiber is good in many ways for the body. It keeps your digestive track in check. You’d have a lesser chance of experiencing diarrhea or constipation. No high jumps in your sugar levels either.
Increase Your Braininess
The high counts of Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E helps your brain get the blood supply it needs with ample nutrients to boot. It focuses on the pre-frontal cortex – the part that’s on decision making and critical thinking.
Elevated Eye Health
Eyes are a tricky business. You lose your eyesight and it seems as if your body has lost half the battle. The eyes themselves need a specific kind of nutrients to keep them in top shape. Avocados are a winner in the eye department as it contains the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.
These two carotenoid chaps keep your eyes sheltered from harmful light waves and help battle eye diseases as well.
Good Blood Pressure
A high blood pressure is one of the most common issues in health today. An avocado curtails this as it supplies your body with a punch of potassium that not only keeps your pressure low, but your kidneys in mint condition too.
An Umbrella of Nutrients
Avocados have more than 20 kinds of vitamins and minerals in them. Bite into one and your body will thank you for it later.
A Happy Pregnancy
Folate is the best thing for you and your baby when you’re preggers.
Now that you know how this fruit can change you and your body, switch it up into guacamole, salads and sandwiches and enjoy its benefits.
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