Avocados are more than just your average fruit. It’s been considered as a heart healthy superfood for the longest time and it actually is real. If you’re still not convinced that a dollop or two of guacamole is good for you, we give you four reasons why you ought to eat an avocado every day.
1. You reduce your risk of having heart disease
Heart disease is touted to be the number one health related problem in most countries, affecting millions of adults. Avocados are great in protecting your heart because of its nutritious fat content and antioxidants. This superfood is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help regulate the flow of blood and keep your cholesterol level low.
2. It might be easier to maintain your weight
Avocados in food help one feel fuller after a meal, thereby reducing your want to eat more than you actually should. Who knew that by eating fat, you would also lose fat in the process? Because of the filling properties of avocados and their high fiber content, will surely help you maintain or lose the unwanted pounds.
3. You reduce the risk of certain cancers
As mentioned earlier, avocados are packed with rich antioxidants, including glutathione, which can reduce oral cancer. There have been other data also that showed promising results of people who ate avocados had reduced potential risk to breast and prostate cancers.
4. You get better skin and eyesight well into old age
Lutein that is found in avocados help in slowing down the age-related decline of your eyesight as well as vision dysfunction. Apart from this, lutein and another compound, zeaxanthin, helps in keeping your skin healthy and glowing.
Eating avocados on a daily basis is a smart choice if you want to keep healthy and strong as you age. If you’re not particularly keen on the consumption of this fruit, you might want to start small by using at as part of your salads, as a shake or even as a dessert.
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