Monday, November 15, 2010

Avocado health facts

  • Avocados contain vitamin E, lutein and beta-carotene in abundance.
  • Vitamin E is an antioxidant which prevents the damage of cells and tissues
  • The beta-carotene content in avocados helps to maintain the cholesterol levels.
  • The fat content in it is good for health and it can be given for babies at the initial stage.
  • Avocados raises the level of high density lipoprotein(HDL), which is considered as the bad cholesterol thereby reducing the risk of heart problems.
  • They contain a healthier monounsaturated fatty acids which absorbs the phytochemicals from other foods and helps in digestion, which also contributes to weight loss.
  • Their potassium content lowers the blood pressure
  • Folate and vitamin k are other important nutrients found in avocados. folate helps in cell development and vitamin k helps in calcium absorption.
  • Avocado is a fruit which has a rich nutrient content consisting of vitamins, minerals and proteins protecting us from a number of diseases.

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