Avocado belongs to the lauraceae family and is considered to be native to Mexico. Avocado is packed with healthy fats. It has dark green colour outside and inside flesh is light green to yellow in colour having buttery and creamy texture and is high in nutrition. Avocado is rich in antioxidants which helps to keep your immune system strong.
RICH IN FIBER :
Avocado is rich in fiber. One full size of avocado contains around 8-10 grams of fiber. It contains both soluble and insoluble fiber, soluble fiber helps in maintaining blood sugar levels while insoluble fiber maintains bowel regularity, prevents constipation and improves digestion.
BOOST IMMUNITY :
Avocado helps to improve and boost your immune system as it is packed with antioxidants which helps to fight with free radicals which is caused due to environmental factors. It also contains vitamin c which is known to be essential for boosting immunity. Eating avocado on regular basis keeps you strong from inside.
HEART HEALTH :
Avocado can be a great fruit for taking care of your heart as it is rich in monounsaturated fats which helps to reduce cholestrol , lowers blood pressure and prevents the risk of many heart diseases.
GOOD FOR SKIN :
Avocado can do wonders for your skin as it is loaded with antioxidants, vitamin c and vitamin k which are essential for skin health. Vitamin c and antioxidants helps to fight with free radicals, promotes collagen production and prevents signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines. Vitamin k helps to make your skin nourished and glowing. You can simply mash a ripened avocado and apply it on your face and then wash after 10 minutes.
GOOD SOURCE OF POTASSIUM :
Avocado is a good source of potassium as it contains 30 % more potassium than a banana. Potassium is required for body as it helps to maintain fluid balance, prevent from stroke, kidney disorders and encourages muscle strength.
SUPPORTS IN WEIGHT LOSS :
Avocado can support you in your weight loss journey as it is loaded with fiber, which helps to make you feel fuller for the longer time. It also helps to boost metabolism which means you can burn more calories at a faster rate and controls appetite.
HAIR HEALTH :
Avocado is great for improving hair health as it is loaded with vitamin E which helps to make your hair healthy, prevents hair fall, encourages hair growth, nourishes hair scalp and hair follicles, making your hair smooth and strong.
STRONG BONES :
Avocado can make your bones strong as it is packed with vitamin K which is essential for maintaining bone health. Avocado itself also contains calcium but with the presence of vitamin K it helps in better absorption of calcium for making bones strong and prevent the risk of developing osteoporisis.
HIGH IN NUTRIENTS :
Avocado is loaded with nutrients such as vitamin E, K, C, folate, B vitamins, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, magnesium, all the essential amino acids, carotenoids, copper which all are essential for healthy functioning of body.
HEALTHY BRAIN :
Avocado can be a super fruit for brain as it is loaded with monounsaturated fats which helps to improve flow of blood that makes your brain healthy. It also helps to prevent Alzheimers disease ( it is a disease which destroys memory and thinking skills slowly ).
SIDE EFFECTS :
- It may cause allergy which includes itching and rashes on skin
- It may cause nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea
- Excess intake may lead to weight gain because of calories present in it.