Avocado: a fruit with thick green or black skin, a large round seed at the center, and oily green or yellow flesh, which is often eaten as a vegetable in salads
Many people avoid avocados, thinking they’re too fattening and that they raise blood cholesterol. First, let’s clear up these confusions, so that everyone can enjoy these full-bodied, velvety fruits (yes, they are fruits, not vegetables) without guilt.
Though avocados are high in calories for a fruit (110 to 180 per half, depending on the variety), that doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily gain weight if you eat them. And though it’s true that avocados have a lot of fat (10 to 15 grams per half), the fat—like that in olive and canola oils—is predominantly monounsaturated fat, which doesn’t raise blood cholesterol. In fact, avocados may actually help reduce cholesterol.
Monounsaturated fats: shown to reverse insulin resistance and regulate blood sugar levels, avocados and avocado oil are some of the richest source in the world! Unlike saturated, or “bad,” fats, are actually good for you and help the heart and brain.
Carotenoids — Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that can improve memory and brain activity. Oleic acid in turn helps the body with carotenoid absorption. Carotenoid benefits include lowering inflammation, promoting healthy growth and development, and boosting immunity, among others.
Water-soluble vitamins B and C — I’m not sure if you knew this, but B-complex vitamins and vitamin C are not stored in your body. This means that you need to replenish them every day. Avocados are one of the better sources of B vitamins, which remind me of my mantra: “An avocado a day keeps the medical doctor away!”
It comprises:113 calories,4.6 g dietary fiber,10 grams fat,6 grams carbohydrates only, 0.2 gram total sugar,14 milligrams vitamin K (19 percent DV),60 milligrams folate (15 percent DV),6 milligrams vitamin C (12 percent DV)
Benefits of eating avocado
Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health. They contain more potassium than bananas. Potassium is a nutrient that most people aren’t getting enough of this nutrient helps maintain electrical gradients in the body’s cells and serves various important functions.
Support healthy blood pressure levels.
Helps you to absorb nutrients from plant foods.
Helps to improve symptoms of Arthritis.
Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Helps loose weight.
High-Fiber Foods You Should Eat
Avocado (6.7%) The avocado is different from most fruits. Instead of being high in carbohydrates, it is loaded with healthy fats. Avocados are very high in vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and various different B-vitamins. Fiber content: 10 grams in a cup, or 6.7 grams per 100 grams.
Benefits Of Avocado For Natural Hair Care
Helps treat/ prevent fizziness: The nutrients that are present in avocado help to tame dry, frizzy, brittle or damaged hair. Using avocado as a regular weekly prepoo before your shampoo or cleansing process will help alleviate your frizz over time and leave you with a sleeker look post wash.
Dandruff Treatment: Some parts of the avocado (the seed) are ground up into a powder that is key in stopping dandruff dead in its tracks.
Prevents Hair loss & promotes growth: Because Avocado is dense in Vitamin B a major player in the hair growth department and Vitamin E, Avocados contribute to faster healthier hair growth while protecting and strengthening your hair from a deeper cellular level remember Avocado oil is one of the few oils that can penetrate the shaft of your hair..