The avocado must be one of the fruits with worse press along with the banana and the grapes because of its high-calorie content. But it is ruled out immediately by all those people who make diets to lose weight. But the truth is that it does not have as many as is believed since it only amounts to a medium-sized potato or a sweet potato.
On the contrary, the avocado has many nutrients and is cultivated in many countries precisely for this reason. This vegetable does not need cooking so that its vitamins and minerals are never lost. Consuming 100 grams of avocado a day ensures covering 20% of the minerals and proteins our body needs or covering 100% of the vitamin D we need.
The avocado can be consumed by anyone of any age and is especially recommended for athletes, pregnant women, who are breastfeeding and older adults.
It is ideal to be consumed by people with cardiovascular problems; not only because it contains potassium and magnesium, but at the same time its low sodium content favors hypertensive people. Its monounsaturated fats reduce the levels of “bad” cholesterol in the blood and increase the production of “good”, which is responsible for eliminating harmful waste through the liver.
But at the same time, avocado leaves can also be useful. Prepared in infusion, they stimulate milk production in women who are breastfeeding, as well as being advised to alleviate certain gynecological problems.
Other Benefits of Avocado:
-Good against cholesterol
Because avocado contains 70% monounsaturated fatty content, rich in oleic acid, this fruit helps maintain HDL (good cholesterol) levels in the blood and lowers bad cholesterol, “LDL” and triglycerides.
Avocado reduces the risk of heart disease, so it is very good to keep the heart healthy, also thanks to its contents of fatty acids, works for the prevention of Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.
-The avocado is rich in antioxidants
Contains vitamin E and glutathione, which are very good antioxidants capable of neutralizing the action of free radicals, in addition to this prevents high blood pressure, diabetes and even its consumption is recommended in the fight against cancer. It has large amounts of B vitamins, which help the proper functioning of the nervous system.
It should be noted that: When the body is deficient in Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine, this manifests with the condition of anxiety, insomnia, depression and other nervous disorders.
And what other benefits can the avocado bring us?
The avocado can also provide a good amount of fiber that is able to satisfy the appetite and at the same time combat constipation. We can also mention that the avocado is a fruit that is poor in sodium, which prevents the retention of liquids in the body.
Provides vitamins and minerals such as potassium and magnesium, which are essential for muscle contraction, maintain water balance inside and outside the cell, the good condition of the arterial walls, and also helps improve the immune system.
HOW TO EAT IT?
You can combine it with all kinds of salad, but be careful not to add mayonnaise or other dressings, as this would increase the caloric value.