Tuesday, June 28, 2016

~ This is What Happens To Your Body if You Eat Avocado Every Day ~


I love avocados and I knew they were good for us, however, I'm even more impressed by this information!


The avocado is believed to have originated in Puebla, Mexico. The oldest evidence of the avocado was found in a cave in Puebla, Mexico and dates back to around 10,000 BC.
Native to Mexico and Central America, the avocado is classified in the same family as camphor and cinnamon. An avocado is botanically, a large berry that grows on a tree that can reach 6 feet tall. Just like a banana, the avocado ripens 1-2 weeks after being picked.
Avocados are often referred to as the healthiest food due to its impressive nutritional value.
An avocado contains these vitamins and minerals:
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B3
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B9
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Calcium
Iron
Magnesium
Manganese
Phosphorus
Sodium
Zinc
• An avocado contains more potassium than a banana. Avocados have 14% and a banana contains 10% potassium.
• Folate for your hearts health. Avocados have 23% folate which lowers incidences of heart disease. Vitamin E, monounsaturated fats and glutathione are also good for the heart. Folate can lower the risks of having a stroke.
• Folate is also essential in the prevention of birth defects such as spina bifida and neural tube defect.
• Eating avocados help our body’s absorb 5 times the amount of carotenoids (lycopene and beta carotene).
• Eye Heath- Avocados contain more carotenoid lutein than any other fruit, protecting against macular degeneration and cataracts.
• High in beta-sitosterol, avocados lower bad cholesterol by 22%, raises good cholesterol by 11% and also lowers blood triglycerides by 20%.
• Studies show high oleic acid prevents breast cancer, inhibits tumor growth in prostate cancer and seeks out precancerous and oral cancer cells and destroys them.
• Avocados are high in fiber and will help you feel fuller longer, potentially helping with weight loss. High fiber helps metabolic health and steadies blood sugar.
• Avocado extract paired with soybean oil can reduce the symptoms of arthritis.
• Pholyphenols and flavonoids within avocados have anti inflammatory properties.
• Avocados cleanse the intestines, relieving bad breath.
• Avocado oil greatly nourishes the skin and is a beneficial treatment for psoriasis and other skin irritations.
• Avocados contain an antioxidant called glutathione that prevents heart disease, cancer and slows the signs of aging.
• Glutathione also fights free radicals.
Our blood and cells carry oxygen all throughout our bodies. When we are exposed to environmental pollutants, these toxins change the oxygen in our mitochondria into free radicals, destroying our cells and DNA. This damage creates chronic illnesses. Researchers from the Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology have found glutathione in avocados can be absorbed into our mitochondria and then neutralize the free radicals.

18 comments:

  1. Lovely post with important info on Avocados. My husband loves them and swears by their goodness. xo

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  2. Hi Pat, this is a great post featuring the benefits of the Avocado. I love them too and so glad to learn more about how healthy they are. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week and stay cool!! xo

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  3. Hi Pat,
    I love avacado's and I was so happy to see all the health benefits to these tasty treats. Hope all is well with you. Happy Summer.
    Kris

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  4. Thanks for all that great information, Pat, on the avocado! I try to have some every single day in my lunchtime salad. Of course, I really love guacamole!!

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  5. I just read every bit of this and am so glad you did a post on the wonderful avocado! I have two sitting on my counter right now and I think I'll enjoy one of them for a quick snack. I also just added more to my grocery list. They're so good with a little lemon juice and tiny bit of salt. Yum! I had no idea they were this good for you!

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  6. Great post.

    Avocados are a huge favourite in our house, and so many ways to include them in your menu plans ...and so healthy!

    Enjoy these last few days of June

    All the best Jan

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  7. I especially love quacamole made from fresh avacado. Yummy! I think I'm heading out now. Sure need the natural rememdy for all of the above. My joints are killing me!

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  8. Wow, I didn't realize the health benefits from the avocado. And I eat them all the time! One of my favorites for sure. Thank you, Pat, for passing this along.

    ~Sheri

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  9. Love avocados in my salads and guacamole, and it's nice to know that they have so many health benefits that I wasn't aware of, too. Thanks for sharing, cher!

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  10. Seriously? I didn't know! Wonder if I can change my taste buds to like them:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  11. My mom read that if you eat 1 avocado a day it would lower your cholesterol levels. She did it and didn't have to go prescription meds! I didn't know all the other wonderful benefits. Great post!

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  14. WOW - didn't know - I need to eat more then! Thanks for this wise info!

    Have a wonderful fun and safe Independence Day! Hugs! ♥

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  15. sorry i had to delete 2 comments - not sure what happened but my comment posted three times! Doh! Computers- they drive me insane! : - )

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  16. I wish I liked them. I am going to look up recipes for them and try them again as the health benefits are amazing!!! Hugs, LJ

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  17. Very educational, my friend. I knew avocados were good for you, but I didn't know they were THAT good {{smiles}} I shall have to eat more of these wonders.

    Hugs to you!

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  18. So glad that I love avocados and eat them whenever I can. My teenage son has eaten them since he was a baby--they were one of his favorite high-chair snacks! Thanks so much for sharing.
    XO,
    Christy

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