More than 10 Reasons to Eat More Avocados

· March 27, 2019
Avocados are amazing fruits that may benefit us in many ways. Here are more than ten reasons why you should eat more avocados!

This fruit has a lot of properties but isn’t as popular as others like apples or oranges. Since avocados contain a lot of fat, many people believe they aren’t good for losing weight. In the following article, we share some reasons why you should eat more avocados from now on.

The reasons why you should eat more avocados

First of all, we need to point out that the fat contained in avocados isn’t harmful like some people often think. Avocados are one of the best fruits that athletes can consume because they provide a lot of energy and promote better workouts.

Read more here: 5 Energizing Smoothies with Avocado

But they’re good for much more than your workout. They’re also good for people who work in an office, children, elderly people, pregnant women, and everyone in general. One avocado contains monounsaturated fats, oleic acid, and alpha-linolenic acid (commonly known as omega-3 fatty acid).

Mashed avocado.

Muscle mass recovery

Avocados may help muscle mass recovery and growth because they contain a good amount of proteins, potassium, and zinc, even more so than bananas. Their “good” fats may naturally improve testosterone levels.

For inflammation

They also may help reduce joint inflammation (recommended for arthritis) and help repair cartilage, thanks to their essential fatty acids and E group vitamins.

Make you feel satisfied for longer

They’ll keep you feeling satiated longer because of their soluble and insoluble fiber. They slow carbohydrate decomposition. Their oleic acid content activates cerebral areas that produce the sensation of feeling “satisfied”.

Benefits the immune system

And if that weren’t enough, avocados may help improve the immune system, thanks to their high carotenoid content. Lutein, another component in avocados, acts as an antioxidant and may reduce your risk of sight illnesses.

Avocado salad.

For pregnant women

As said earlier, they’re good for pregnant women because they may reduce the risk of illness. Because they’re rich in folic acid, they’re a vital supplement for this period in a woman’s life. If you want to get pregnant, don’t hesitate to eat more avocados!

Cholesterol levels

People with high cholesterol can take advantage of this fruit’s possible benefits for reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and increasing HDL (the good kind) cholesterol. This is undoubtedly important for reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems, like stroke.

Avocado.

Beauty benefits

Avocados may also have good aesthetic effects, slowing down skin aging and protecting hair. This is why you should add it to your list of allies for making you look prettier and younger. Apply it to your face as a mask to help treat sunburn and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Avocado oil provides the greatest of shine to hair and may also help cure and treat dandruff. It also has a rejuvenating effect, increasing skin collagen for a firmer, more wrinkle-free appearance.

Sauce replacement

Thanks to their creamy consistency, they can be used as a butter or mayonnaise replacement. You can use them to make cakes, banana bread, brownies, sandwiches, snack toasts, and salad dressings, among other things.

For diarrhea and as an aphrodisiac

In traditional medicine, avocados are endowed with several properties, but most especially, aphrodisiac and anti-diarrhea properties. For these cases, the seeds, leaves, and even the skin can be used.

And the seed?

You can also use the avocado seed. Although it might seem a bit strange to you, you can grind it and use it in different concoctions, either raw or cooked.

An avocado and its seed.

The vast majority of this fruit’s amino acids are found in the seed. The oil can reduce cholesterol and protect the body from cardiovascular diseases or heart attacks. Studies have shown that it has more soluble fiber than any other food on Earth.

It’s also an excellent ally for fighting diarrhea or inflammation in the intestinal tract. In several countries, it’s used to treat digestive infections or problems.

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Avocado seeds contain phenolic compounds that may help reduce the risk of intestinal ulcers, as well as bacterial or viral infections.

People who suffer from arthritis and other similar ailments have found that avocado seed helps with their pain.

Grating, toasting, and drinking avocado seeds as a tea may help control asthma attacks. Avocado seeds can be consumed dry, grated, toasted, roasted in salads, infusions, shakes, smoothies, or by themselves (although they have a slightly bitter taste).

So, do you want to eat more avocados now?

Photos courtesy of Javier Lastra, Joselu Blanco, Jaanus Silla, Luca Nebuloni, and Harmony Rae.
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