10 Health and nutritional benefits of Avocado

The health and nutritional benefits of avocado cannot be over emphasized, because they are being enjoyed by many people that consumes them. Avocado can be consumed in various ways, for instance it can be eaten fresh, eaten with bread (this is my favourite), added to salads, blended to juice etc. They are regarded as one of the world's healthiest food, and since it is a very popular type of pear, it will be healthy if you start consuming them from now on. Below are 10 of the health and nutritional benefit you can enjoy from avocado.




Benefits of Avocado


1. It improves your dental health
Consumption of avocados helps in preventing bad breath. This is because of its antibacterial properties and the presence of antioxidant flavonoids. All these kills teh bacteria that can result in bad breath.

Must read: 8 Teeth whitening methods that gives the best result

2. Aids digestion
Avocados helps in digestion because they contain soluble and insoluble fibers that supports the digestive system to run smoothly.

3. Liver care
Avocado helps in reducing the risk of liver damage. They contain certain organic compounds that helps in improving your health and fight diseases such as Hepatitis C, which is the major cause of liver damage.
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4. Improves eye health
Avocados helps in maintaining the health of your eye, this is because they contain carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids helps in protecting your eyes against cataracts, eye diseases related to age, and macular degeneration.

5. Improves your heart health
Beta-sitosterol found in avocado helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. This is turn improves the health of your heart.

Must read: 5 Tips on how to lower cholesterol level

6. Improves your kidney health
Your diet plays a very important role in maintaining the balance of minerals and fluids in those who suffer from chronic kidney disorders. Potassium is one of the minerals that helps in maintaining a normal heart rate. Avocado is a good source of potassium and their inclusion in your diet may provide other benefits as well.

Must read: Important diet for your Kidney health

7. A good source of vitamin K for pregnant women
A vitamin K deficiency is not very common but is frequently seen in neonatal care. It may lead to a bleeding disorder known as vitamin K deficiency-related bleeding (VKDB). This occurs mostly due to an insufficient intake of vitamin K during pregnancy. An inclusion of avocado in the diet of a pregnant woman may help in lowering risk of VKDB in the newborn child since it has a very high amount of vitamin K.

8. Reduces morning sickness in pregnant women
During pregnancy, morning sickness is very common. Avocados help to overcome nausea and queasiness during pregnancy since it contains vitamin B6, which is commonly connected to reducing nausea and vomiting.

Also read: 3 First trimester pregnancy tips women should adhere to

9. Fights Arthritis
The anti-inflammatory properties of avocado is perhaps its most valuable attribute. Between the wide range of phytochemicals, flavonoids, carotenoids, phytosterols, fatty alcohols, and omega-3 fatty acids, avocado is one of the best foods for reducing the inflammation in tissues, joints, and muscles.

10. Reduces the risk of cancer
Health benefits of avocados include a lower risk of having breast cancer and prostate cancer. Avocado contains carotenoids and monounsaturated fat, which both contribute to the significant reduction of cancer.
10 Health and nutritional benefits of Avocado Reviewed by Chibuzor Aguwa on 11/15/2016 06:59:00 am Rating: 5

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