Health benefit – the humble Avocado

Health benefit – the humble Avocado

The avocado, also called the alligator pear, is among the royalty of fruits, and it touts a litany of health benefits.

Avocado is a useful natural beauty aid. Eating this green fruit also helps reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Consuming avocado can help your body better absorb key nutrients, and it contributes to heart health.

Read on to find out why this versatile fruit should be an integral part of your healthy diet and lifestyle.

 

Avocados Contribute to Radiant Skin                                                       avocado

Avocado and avocado oil contribute to healthy, glowing skin. Avocado oil is an effective natural sunscreen that causes no side effects, unlike popular chemicals used to protect skin from the sun’s rays. Of the various plant oils, avocado oil has the quickest absorption rate, and it conditions skin quickly due to its ability to swiftly penetrate the skin. Additionally, when applied to the skin, fresh avocado and avocado oil have a softening and soothing effect on the skin.

Avocado Reduces the Risk of Certain Types of Cancer

Eating avocado helps prevent various types of cancer. Regularly eating avocados has been shown to slow the growth of prostate cancer cells.

Avocado also has the uncanny ability to seek out and destroy precancerous or cancerous oral cells while leaving healthy oral cells intact. Oleic acid, which has been proven to reduce the risk of breast cancer, is available in significant amounts in avocados.

Avocado Improves Nutrient Absorption

Adding avocado or avocado oil to a salad increases the absorption of two key carotenoid antioxidants: lycopene and beta-carotene. The fat in avocado oil or one cup of fresh avocado added to a salad helps to increase the absorption of lycopene and beta-carotene by 200 to 400 percent. The fat available in avocados has other powerful health benefits as well.

Avocados are Heart Healthy

Both polyunsaturated and monosaturated fat are abundant in avocados; these fats are considered “good fats”. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), a heart healthy diet has five or more servings of fruits and vegetables, and 30 percent of the calories in a heart healthy diet come from fat. The AHA recommends consuming little to no saturated fat or trans fats. The good fats available in avocados are a perfect fit for a heart healthy diet according to the AHA’s recommendations.

Avocado is a delicious snack and a wonderful addition to many dishes. Sprinkle it on salad, add it to a healthy veggie wrap, or find another inventive way to enjoy delicious avocados, and gain the many benefits they have to offer.

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