Here’s what happens to you if you eat an avocado every day:
Avocados are believed to have originated in Puebla, Mexico. The oldest evidence of where this super food came from was in a cave in Puebla, Mexico around 10,000 BC.
An avocado is actually a large berry that grows on a tree and can reach 6 feet tall. And, just like a banana, the avocado ripens in roughly 1-2 weeks after being picked.
Avocados are also well known for their nutritional value. Some of the impressive vitamins and minerals one can benefit from include;
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B5
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B9
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
Other amazing benefits of the super food include;
•Avocados contain more potassium than bananas. Avocados contained 14% while bananas contains 10% potassium.
•Folate which benefits heart health is also prevalent in avocados. They have 23% folate which lowers incidences of heart disease, as well as vitamin E, monounsaturated fats and glutathione are also good for the heart.
•Avocados also contain more carotenoid lutein than any other fruit, which protect against macular degeneration and cataracts. In other words, they improve eye sight.
•Avocados are also high in beta sitosterol which lowers bad cholesterol by 22%, raises good cholesterol by 11% and also lowers blood triglycerides by 20%.
•Avocados are high in fiber which helps with weight loss and stabilizes blood sugar.
•Avocado extract paired with soybean oil can also reduce the symptoms of arthritis. Pholyphenols and flavonoids within avocados also have anti-inflammatory properties.
•Avocado oil rejuvenates the skin and is of benefit to a wide range of skin diseases.
•Avocados contain an antioxidant known as glutathione which prevents heart disease, cancer and also slows the process of aging.
When we are exposed to environmental pollutants, these harmful toxins can change the oxygen in our mitochondria into free radicals which detroy our cells and DNA. This damage then creates dangerous diseases and unwanted conditions. Researchers from the Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology have confirmed that the glutathione in avocados can be absorbed into our mitochondria and neutralize the free radicals.
A super food indeed!