Seven unique properties of avocados have been named

Myroslav SemenyukLS Food
Why avocados are good for you
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Seven unique properties of avocados have been named

Avocado is a unique fruit rich in healthy nutrients and fats. It adds softness and a pleasant texture to any dish.

Marie Claire magazine writes about other unique features of avocados and their health benefits.

1. Protection for the heart

Monounsaturated, or "healthy" fats, which are found in large quantities in avocados, have a beneficial effect on heart health, reducing the risk of heart attacks and the level of bad cholesterol in the blood.

In addition to unsaturated fats, avocados also contain some antioxidants that effectively prevent inflammation and oxidative stress (cell damage due to excessive oxidation) in blood vessels. As a result, by consuming one avocado daily, you can significantly improve blood flow and the condition of your cardiovascular system in general.

2. Weight loss

How can such a fat-rich product help you lose weight? After all, fat is the main culprit of extra pounds. However, scientists have proven that avocados really help to lose weight: due to their high fat and fiber content (approximately 14 g per fruit), you feel completely satiated after eating them, and this saves you from the obsessive desire to snack throughout the day.

For example, a study published in the Nutrition Journal found that people who were chronically overweight lost their desire to snack for almost five hours after adding only half an avocado to their daily diet.

3. Reduced risk of diabetes

Recent scientific research suggests that avocados are the best thing that nature has come up with to regulate blood sugar. In a recent experiment, participants added half an avocado to their lunch, after which experts measured their blood glucose and insulin levels at regular intervals.

The results of the experiment showed that despite the fact that avocados increase the total calorie content of the meal, they do not change blood sugar levels.

4. Improve vision

Macular degeneration is one of the most common causes of early vision loss, so nutrients such as lutein and zeaxanthin are a real must-eat for modern people. And avocados contain both of them in large quantities. And it's important to keep in mind that they are absorbed in the body only as part of food, so supplements are powerless here.

That is why, if you feel that your eyesight is no longer what it used to be, you should add avocados to your daily diet. Moreover, it is the richest source of lutein among 20 other commonly consumed fruits.

5. Hair and skin will become more beautiful

The same lutein and zeaxanthin found in avocados serve as the main protectors of our cells from UV damage and the harmful oxidative processes it triggers. UV rays lead to premature aging of the skin and negatively affect the health of the hair, making it weak and dehydrated.

In addition, one avocado a day will provide more than 20% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin E, which is a favorite component of beauty products. It helps neutralize free radicals that deform the structure of tissues.

6. Good mood as a normal state

Regular consumption of avocados will help stabilize your emotional state due to the high content of a number of vitamins and minerals that have a positive effect on mood changes. The body receives the full range of nutrients that are necessary for its smooth functioning. As a result, nothing prevents your body from fully producing serotonin, the hormone of happiness, making bursts of energy, good thoughts and inspiration a normal state, not a rare exception to the rule.

One of the main roles is played by the high concentration of potassium that avocados can boast of. Scientific studies have repeatedly shown that people who are prone to depressive thoughts have low potassium levels in their bodies.

7. All the most useful substances in one fruit

Avocados contain about 20 types of vitamins and minerals, which makes them a real record holder. One fruit contains the following percentages of substances from the recommended daily intake: vitamin K - 53%, folate - 41%, vitamin C - 33%, vitamin B5 - 28%, potassium - 28%, vitamin B6 - 26%, vitamin E - 21%, copper - 19%. Avocados also contain lutein, thiamine, iron, niacin, riboflavin, and a whole range of antioxidants.

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