For decades avocados were labeled as a fatty food to be avoided. However, most of the fat in an avocado is monounsaturated, which protects against heart disease and certain cancers. Avocados are a perfect nutritionally balanced food. They contain nearly all the essential nutrients that our bodies can not produce on their own. What’s even more fascinating, avocados contain an unbelievable amount of antioxidants that can reverse aging.
Avocados provide all 18 essential amino acids necessary for the body to form a complete protein. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats that boost heart health and help lower blood pressure.
Other Health Benefits of Avocados
Avocados are a great source of healthy raw fat, which is missing in many people today. They contain around 20 essential nutrients which include:
- Potassium (more than twice the amount found in a banana)
- Vitamin E
- Folic acid
In addition, avocados boost your body’s ability to absorb fat-soluble nutrients from other fruits and vegetables, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein. Avocados possess antibacterial and antifungal properties that help to support a healthy immune system. Avocados are a wonderful source of the amino acid lecithin, which prevents liver overload, helps to balance weight, and boosts brain functions.
Benefits of Avocado Oil for the Skin
Reduces age spots. Avocado oil (I use this one) is high in sterolins which soften the skin and reduce aging spots.
Rejuvenates the skin. Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, various B vitamins including B1 & B2, vitamin D and E, as well as beta-carotene, potassium, lethicin.
Boosts collagen. Avocado oil boosts the production of collagen and helps prevent aging.
Don’t overlook avocados; they might be they most perfect food on earth.
Supermarkets say demand for the tropical fruit is at an all time high after a dramatic reappraisal by shoppers who increasingly view it as as an ingredient for curries, barbecues and cocktails as well as fruit salads.