Some people avoid avocados due to their high fat
content. Most of us know by now that avocados
have the kind of fat that actually help you lose
weight!
Avocados are bursting with of other health
benefits too, and are so strongly associated with
fertility and aphrodisiacs that the Aztecs would
lock up virgin daughters during avocado harvest
time to keep them safe. Read the details and
check out the infographic below on this
Powerfood.

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Avocados Benefits:
1. Nutrient dense fruit
Yes, they are actually a large berry with one
seed. One avocado contains approximately 1/3
of the daily requirement of vitamin K and folate,
lots of pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin C.
Avocado has twice the potassium of a banana. It
also contain vitamin E, niacin, and riboflavin.
That is definitely nutrient dense!
2. A Source of Healthy Fat
They help increase good cholesterol. Avocados
are full of fat, but adding avocados to the diet
can increase HDL and decrease triglycerides.
3. Help Cure Cancer
The glutathione found in avocados has been
found to help prevent some kinds of cancers.
Researchers found extracts from Hass avocados
kill or stop the growth of pre-cancerous cells
that lead to oral cancer. Avocado extract was
found to inhibit prostate cancer.
4. Excellent as a First Baby Food
Dr. William Sears puts it as #1 on the top ten list
of fruits for babies because avocado nutrition is
well-suited for a baby’s growing development.
5. Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels
Avocado slows digestion which keeps blood
sugar from spiking after a meal.
6. Avocados can Protect Unborn Babies
One avocado provides one third of your
recommended daily intake of folate, which helps
form a baby’s brain and nervous system. The
USDA recommends avocados as one of the best
sources for some of the nutrients needed when
pregnant.
7. Improve Eyesight
The high amount of lutein and zeaxanthin in
avocados can protect your eyes from age-related
macular degeneration and improve your vision.
One ounce of avocado contains 81 micrograms
of lutein.
8. Have Low Pesticide Levels
“Avocados were the cleanest: only 1 percent of
avocado samples showed any detectable
pesticides.” Says Environmental Working Group
The thick skin of the avocado protects it from
absorbing pesticides.
9. Help with Weight Loss
It was found that those who ate half of a fresh
avocado with their lunch had a 40 percent less
desire to eat for 3 hours after lunch, and a 28
percent less desire to eat 5 hours after as
compared with those who ate lunch with no
avocado.

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