How often do you eat avocados ?
Did you know that avocado is called the best food ? Why? Because avocado contains all the important nutrients a person needs . It also contributes to the prevention of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, thyroid problems and other health problems.
You can reduce your risk of heart disease .
Heart disease is the number 1 killer in the United States, affecting nearly 27 million adults, so it only makes sense that we would want to protect ourselves by being more health-conscious in our dietary choices. Avocados have been shown to positively benefit our cardiovascular system in a number of ways due to its low saturated fat and high unsaturated fat content.
Consuming adequate unsaturated fat in your diet may help lower bad cholesterol and maintain the good cholesterol and potentially improve your insulin sensitivity.
In addition its nutritious fat content, avocados also contain a potent mix of nutrients including plenty of antioxidants such as carotenoids, callexanthophylls and phenols. These compounds can help prevent inflammation and oxidative stress in the blood vessels while facilitating improved blood flow.
Avocado makes it easier to maintain your weight
Did you ever think that to eat fat is to lose fat? Avocados can help with weight-loss and maintaining a healthy BMI by promoting a feeling of satiety. A recent study showed that including avocado in meals helped extend feelings of fullness and reduced the desire to eat to much. Because of the high fiber content, about 14g per fruit on average you get the fullness belly feeling. In addition, higher avocado consumption has been associated with smaller waistlines and lower BMIs in observational studies.
You might reduce your risk of cancer
Avocados provide us with numerous phytochemicals that may help prevent cancer. A protein compound called glutathione, along with the xanthophyll lutein (both found in avocados), have been associated with decreased rates of oral cancer. A lot of studies showed that avocado helps to prevend cancer but there is still a lot of research work to do.
You will protect your skin and eyes well into old age
As it turns out, avocado carotenoids do quite a number of things for our body. Both lutein and another compound found in avocados called zeaxanthin can slow age-related ocular decline and prevent vision dysfunction. In addition, these same two nutrients also act as buffers against oxidative UV damage, keeping our skin smooth and healthy. The bioavailability (ease of absorption by our body) of carotenoids from avocados compared to many other fruits and vegetables makes eating avocados every day a sensible choice.
- ½ ripe avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- ½ cup low-fat yogurt
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 spoon of ZZAZEN® powderPut all the ingredients into a blender and mix for a few minutes.
- ZZAZEN® peach guacamole
- How to make it
- 1 ripe peach
- 2 ripe avocados
- ¼ red onion, minced
- 1 spoon of ZZAZEN® powder
- Salt and pepper to taste Enjoy with whole-grain tortilla chips
Soooo avocado is tasty, creamy and good food that can be incorporated into a lot of food! So dont be afraid to add avocado!