Ever wondered about the pear fruit? How it’s very much unlike other fruits? So green and not so sweet.
The avocado, otherwise known as pear is a fleshy fruit, that is green in color. The peel turns brown upon ripening (although not in all cases, some still look green). This fruit, unknown to many has a lot of nutrients that are beneficial for health.
The avocado fruit is heavy on fat. Aside from its fiber content which makes up about 28% of the fruits. Its fat content makes up about 23%. The fat we are talking about here is the healthy, natural fat. As we all know, animal fat is not so healthy as compared to fat gotten from plants. This is probably the reason why you feel full after consuming avocados.
The healthy fat contained in it can help in regulating blood sugar levels as it reduces the breakdown of carbohydrates stored in the body. This tells us that avocados can be good for diabetics and people struggling to keep their blood sugar levels stable.
Avocados may be just what you need to maintain that beautiful skin of yours! The healthy fats contained in it are required to maintain that glow and enhance the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals. Avocados also contain plant sterol known as beta-sitosterol. This plant sterol is important for heart health as it helps in regulating cholesterol levels.
Did you know you could eat avocados for your eyes’ sake? Well, now you know! The phytochemicals, lutein, and zeaxanthin present in the eye tissue are also present in avocados! These phytochemicals provide the eyes with antioxidants that help protect the eyes from harmful rays such as UV rays.
In addition, the presence of unsaturated fatty acids in avocados helps in the absorption of beta carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A, also good for the eye.
Are you absorbing calcium well? Do you have issues with your bones? You might need to consume more avocados! as it contains vitamin K in good quantity: Vitamin K helps the absorption of calcium in the bones, thereby reducing the chances of its excretion in the urine. Your bones might be grateful for the extra menu on the plate.
Avocados contain a substantial amount of folate. Every woman needs to consume this nutrient as a lot depends on it. Pregnant women especially need folate to improve the health of the baby and avoid miscarriage and neural tube abnormalities.
Feeling depressed? Take avocados! It can lift your mood. By providing you with folate, your body can prevent the accumulation of homocysteine. Homocysteine prevents the transport of nutrients to the brain. This makes the brain feel so sad.
The high fiber content of avocados makes them good for digestion and bowel movement. So when you’re constipating, do not forget avocados! Oh, and it can help with the toxins too. Its fiber content helps to wipe your system clean so you excrete them out in your stool or through the bile.
This ball of goodness can fight off infection too. The seed and oil extract of avocado contain antimicrobial properties that help to fight off infections such as Streptococcus agalactiae and Staphylococcus aureus.
Finally, if you’re underweight and looking to gain more weight, you might want to try consuming avocados (in moderation). However, if you’re overweight, watch the way you eat it! Feel free to consume your avocados in whichever way you want.
It’s a whole fruit of goodness!