The benefits of avocado’s
Avocado’s are one of the healthiest sources of fats you can add to your meals and it turns out that avocado’s have many other health benefits, guacamole anyone?
Hass avocado board (HAB) have been doing a lot of clinical research to fine the benefits avocado can have on our health and the results are looking good. One study showed that eating half an avocado with meat will help reduce the inflammatory response from that meal, this study shows that when eating meat that is not organic it helps reduce the effect all the chemical from the meat would have on your body.
Avocados are full of healthy fats and nutrients that can help to have huge effects on your health but also on your waistline.
Here are a few of the key health benefits from avocados.
Monounsaturated fats - to help control triglycerides and lower blood cholesterol and your risk of diabetes.
Potassium - to help lower cholesterol and reduce blood pressure.
B vitamins like folate - that promotes healthy cells and tissues growth, this is very important for children while growing and babies during pregnancy.
Vitamin E - which is a strong antioxidant that slow deterioration associated with aging.
11 different carotenoids like Lutein - that protects against cataracts and certain types of cancer.
When you are eating a clean / paleo diet you will be swopping out carbs for fats and since avocado’s have a good serving of healthy fats (20g per 100g) have a good amount of fiber, practically no sugar (1g per 150g) you can eat them with no worries.
Avocado’s have a role to play in controlling your cholesterol as well, they help boost your HDL levels (which is a good thing) and bring down your total cholesterol, LDL small and triglyceride levels.
Tips for eating avocados
Always avoid eating the black or discolored parts as they contain mold and histamine that will upset your stomach making you feel sick and effect brain function.
The part closest to the skin and darkest green colour contains the most carotenoids, these are phytonutrients that help prevent muscle loss.
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