Monday, 13 August 2012

Avocado: A miracle fruit

Avocado is one of the most commercially valued fruit. It is well known as Alligator pear because of its rough skin that looks like leather when ripe. Many of us like the creamy taste of Avocado but few knows what are the health benefits from it. Considered as one miracle fruit for its huge health benefits:

Jam-packed with Nutrients and Vitamins:
  1. Contains 10-15% of protein than those of cows milk.
  2. Vitamin A, B complex, K, E, C, H and folic acid.
  3. Very beneficial for our skin, it contains 70 - 80% of water.
  4. 18 amino acids plus 7 fatty acids including omega 3 good for the heart and omega 6.
  5. High amount of Glutathione which is a powerful antioxidant which may prevents aging, heart disease and cancer.
  6. Very ideal for diabetic person because of its low sugar and starch content.
  7. Three times much potassium than banana, It also has the acid neutralizing minerals such as magnesium, copper, iron, calcium.
Other benefits of Avocado

1.Ideal first food for infants - because of its delicate flavor, creamy and smooth texture. It has more magnesium potassium, folacin, Vitamin B1, B2 and niacin.    
2. Weight Control - because of its monounsaturated fat content helps speed up the basal metabolic rate compared with saturated fat. Its high fat content gives a quicker feeling of fullness, thus helping to reduce overeating, addition to that is the presence of rich vitamins and minerals supply which helps you complete your healthy diet.
3. Cosmetics - best skin moisturizer, cleansing cream. Avocado oil is manufactures as makeup base, sunscreen, lipstick, bath oil, and hair conditioner. Avocado oil had the highest absorption rate thus making it the best sunscreen.
4. Slows down developing kidney stones because of its potassium content that helps to lower urinary calcium excretion.
5. Morning sickness during pregnancy Vitamin B6 helps alleviate nausea and stomach upset during pregnancy.
6. Muscle and nerve health  potassium content in this fruit helps to balance electrolytes and assist muscle activity, as well as nerve function and energy metabolism.
7. Helps Ease Bad Breath because it is powerful in removing intestinal decomposition and putrefactions.
8. Oleic and linoleic acids helps in lowering LDL cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.

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