10 Health Benefits of the Avocado
10 reasons why you should eat an avocado a day:
Prostate Cancer Prevention
It has been shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Oral Cancer Prevention
Research shows that some compounds in avocado look for pre-cancerous cells and kills them while leaving the healthy cells alone
Breast Cancer Prevention
The avocado has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer in lots of studies. Like olive oil, it is high in oleic acid (which is the ingredient that reduces the risk of breast cancer.
Avocados have more carotenoid lutein than any other fruit. Lutein protects you against macular degeneration and reduces the risk of cataracts.
Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, which is a compound that lowers cholesterol levels. In one particular study, volunteers saw an average drop in cholesterol of 17% after consuming avocados for one week.
One cup of avocados fills up 23% of the daily recommended value of folate. Studies show that those who eat foods that are rich in folate have a reduced risk of heart disease. Avocados also contain Vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione which are all beneficial for the heart.
The high levels of folate in the avocado is also great at preventing strokes. People who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower risk of stroke than those who don’t.
Better absorption of nutrients
Certain nutrients are absorbed better when avocado is present. In a study, participants ate salad with avocados and they absorbed five times more carotenoids than those that ate salad without avocados. Carotenoids are a group of nutrients that include lycopene and beta carotene.
Avocados are an excellent source of glutathione. Glutathione is an important antioxidant and can prevent aging, cancer, and heart disease.
Avocados is one of the best fruit source for vitamin E. Vitamin E protects against many disease and is good for your overall health.
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