Avocado is one of the healthiest fruits on the planet, so it is no wonder that nutritionists often recommend him, calling him, a superfruit. After all, in one avocado fruit lies nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Impressive, is not it?
One of this year’s study showed that people who regularly consume avocado have significantly higher levels of fiber, vitamin E, and K, magnesium and potassium, says nutritionist Cynthia Sass for the American magazine Time. Given that herself, admits he regularly enjoys the benefits of the avocado, it brings five reasons why avocados should frequently be found on our menu, at least as much financial opportunities allow.
Eating foods that are rich in good fats helps digestion and slows down rapidly emptying of the stomach, which is why we feel more satiety. Avocados , which per fruit on average contains 22 grams of good fats (mostly monounsaturated fats that are great for your heart), fits perfectly into this picture.
In a recent study, volunteers were evaluating their sense of satisfaction, satiety and hunger after a meal without it, and then in the second round after the same meal with avocado. Just half an avocado that is added meal significantly increased the feeling of fullness that lasted the next few hours. Although many people at the mention of the fat, that equals with overweight, it is true that certain fats can actually be a great ally in the fight against obesity. These are exactly those fats of vegetable origin of which there are plenty in avocados, which are in our body act as antioxidants and solve the problem of intestinal inflammation.
Monounsaturated fat which is rich avocado reduce levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase levels of good (HDL). This double effect of reducing the risk of heart disease which is located at the top of the list of the biggest health killer, according to a study conducted at UCLA.
The study conducted by Ohio State University showed that avocado as a food additive can be highly antioxidant. The subjects in this study were added salads and sauces to foods during the two and a half teaspoons of avocado, entering into your body so eight times more alpha – carotene and thirteen times more beta – carotene, which are excellent in the fight against cancer and heart disease.
In addition, the avocado is a source of potassium, which regulates blood pressure by acting as a natural diuretic. Although commonly consumed as a main ingredient guacamole, contributions of the Mexican cuisine. Avocados can be added to many sweet drinks, shakes and cakes. In some recipes recommended the use avocado instead of butter when cooking.