Avocado. Strange, but very useful fruit
Did you know that avocado is a fruit. But the fruit is not ordinary. The first thing that comes to mind when we hear the word "fruit" is a sweet or sour taste. Fruits usually have a high carbohydrate content and do not contain fat. Avocados are rich in fat. Nutritionists have long talked about the benefits of this fruit. And do not be afraid of fat contained, it's "healthy" fat .
Here are a few reasons to add avocados to your diet.
100 g of this fruit contains 21 mg of vitamin K (one-third of the daily norm), 80 mg of folic acid (slightly less than half the daily norm), 1.4 mg of vitamin B5 (4-7 mg daily), and vitamins B2, B1, B3, B6, C , A, E, potassium (more than in bananas) and other vitamins and trace elements. Pay attention to this green fruit full of vitamins.
Avocado contains monounsaturated fatty acids, one of them is oleic acid.
This component is indispensable in the diet of a healthy person. Studies show that regular use of this fat prevents inflammation in our body, reduces the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, makes our skin younger, adds energy.
Fiber will help to reduce cholesterol, improve metabolism, cope with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Avocado does not increase blood sugar, gives a sense of satiety and ensures the assimilation of nutrients, and therefore helps to fight excess weight.
How to use avocado? It can be added to salads and sauces, to make pasta and bread "spreads". A good mature avocado has a pleasant light and a nutty taste. You can eat it as an independent dish as well.
Half an avocado a day is enough to improve your health and prevent a variety of diseases.
Avocado oil supplementation modifies cardiovascular risk profile markers in a rat model of sucrose-induced metabolic changes
Defatted avocado pulp reduces body weight and total hepatic fat but increases plasma cholesterol in male rats fed diets with cholesterol