– The importance of avocados.
– The health benefits that you can derive from eating an avocado.
An avocado is the large and usually yellowish-green, ( it can also be black at times) pulpy fruit of the avocado tree.
This fruit is used for different purposes and also has many health benefits. It also contains the essential nutrients that the body needs for proper growth.
Some of the nutrients that we can find in an avocado include the following; Vitamin K, Folate, vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin B5 and B6,
and Vitamin E.
Also, an avocado contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3 ( thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin respectively).
People use an avocado to eat foods such as bread, yam etc, because of its oily nature, one can melt it and use it in form of butter or margarine for different foods.
Also, this fruit is highly rich in fat ( but in good fat ), it contains a healthy and a nutritious fat.
Also, this avocado is a unique type of fruit, in the sense that most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats.
There are many health benefits that we can derive from eating an avocado fruit. It has beneficial effects on the health.
The benefits of eating avocados include the following;
1. Eating avocados help to reduce the risk of heart disease, thereby promoting heart health. These fruits benefit our cardiovascular system in a positive way.
Also, they contain good cholesterol that helps the heart.
2. Potassium is an essential that helps to maintain electrical gradients in the body’s cells. Since an avocado is high in potassium, it is a good fruit to eat for the health.
3. Another benefit of an avocado is that extract from an avocado can reduce the risk of Arthritis.
4. Due to its phytochemical components, eating avocado can be helpful in reducing the risk of cancer.
5. Also, avocados can help us lower cholesterol as well as the triglyceride levels.
However, it is important to knoe that you should not take avocados in excess so that we can enjoy all the benefits attached to their consumption to the fullest.