Avocado is called a “superfood” and contains 11 vitamins and 14 minerals. It can and should be included in your diet.
Avocados have taken a strong position in the diet of Ukrainians after the fashion for a healthy lifestyle. And this is quite justified because avocado is a very healthy and nutritious fruit.
What is avocado good for?
Avocados are called “superfoods” and contain 11 vitamins and 14 minerals. In particular, vitamin K, folic acid, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin B5/B6, potassium, manganese, iron, zinc, phosphorus, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and magnesium.
Avocados are one of the fattest vegetable products in the world. About 77% of its calories are fat. And it is not simple fat, but oleic acid (the main component of olive oil).
Oleic acid is very beneficial for the heart, reduces inflammation, and has a beneficial effect on cancer-related genes. In addition, avocado oil reduces the symptoms of arthritis and accelerates wound healing.
Why avocados are good for women and men
Avocado is an excellent aphrodisiac, so it should be included in the diet of men.
Avocados are also very useful for women – they relieve cramps during menstrual pain. And eating fruit during pregnancy reduces the risk of miscarriage.
How to get the most out of avocados
You should choose a ripe avocado with a pit moving inside. Green varieties are less healthy than purple ones, but can be stored longer. Nutritionists recommend eating avocados in combination with fish, white cheeses, greens, and vegetables.
Avocados are best eaten raw, as this is how their beneficial properties are best revealed. Heat treatment makes it bitter. However, the fats in this fruit are resistant to oxidation caused by heat. Therefore, you can cook healthy food with avocado oil.
The dangers of avocados
Close to the pulp, the pit and skin of an avocado contain dangerous toxins. The fruit can cause a severe allergic reaction, intestinal upset, and liver intoxication. Very often, people who have never included avocados in their diet complain of indigestion.