Health benefits of Avocado

Avocado is popular yet most people neglect it, this article contains almost all you need to know about avocado.

The avocado, a tree likely originating from South Central Mexico, is classified as a member of the flowering plants family known as lauraceae 

  Benefits of avocado

1. Rich in nutrients: they are good source of vitamin C, E,K and B6, niacin, folate, magnesium and potassium e.t.c

2. Healthy for heart

3. Great for vision: avocado contains lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals present in eye tissue. They provide antioxidant protection to help minimize damage including from UV light.

4. It may help prevent osteoporosis: this nutrient is often overlooked but it essential for bone health.

5. Supporting fetal health: folate is important to a healthy pregnancy. Adequate intake reduces the risk of miscarriage and neural tube abnormalities.

6. Improving digestion: eating foods with natural fiber can help prevent constipation, maintain digestive tract health and lower the risk of colon cancer.

7. Natural detoxification: adequate fiber promotes regular bowel movement, which are crucial for the excretion of toxins through the bile and stool.

Ways avocado can be eaten

  Seasoned, stuffed, in scrambled eggs, on toast, in guacamole, as a substitute for mayo, in salads, in soups, as a substitute for sour cream, in sushi rolls, grilled, pickled, as fries, in smoothie e.t.c.

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