5 Health Benefits of Avocado

What’s green, looks like a stone and has a ton of health benefits? You guessed it right – today we’re going to be talking about avocados! Potential health benefits include better digestion, cancer protection, and reduced amount of depression. In this blog, we’re going to tell you 5 health benefits of avocado in detail.

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1. Rich in nutrients, do you even have to ask?

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Avocados are filled with vitamins C,B-6, E and K. They also give you lutein, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids. They’re also rich in riboflavin, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium and magnesium.

2. It keeps your heart healthy.

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There is a component called beta-sitosterol which is present in every ounce of avocados in about 25 milligrams. This component has been found to be helpful in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels

3. It prevents Osteoporosis.

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Don’t be scared by the name. Osteoporosis is a health condition where the body loses too much bone, and as a result the bones become weak. Just half an avocado provides 25% of the advised daily intake of Vitamin K. Often overlooked, the nutrient is essential to bone health. It increases calcium absorption and reduces urinary excretion of calcium.

4. It improves your vision.

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Avocados are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, which are two phytochemicals concentrated in the eye tissue providing antioxidants to reduce damage, including damage from UV light.

5. Lower risk of depression

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Avocado contains lots of folate which helps to decrease the risk of depression. Folate prevents the build up of homocysteine which can impair the delivery of nutrients to your brain. Avocados also regulate your mood, improve sleep, and increase your appetite.

We hope you enjoyed our list of 5 health benefits of avocado.

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