Avocado is one of the fruits which along with bananas and grapes is thought to have a very high content of calories. But, this has been proved as false by people who made diets for weight loss. The truth is that it does not have as many as you think, because it is equivalent to a medium potato or a sweet potato. By contrast, avocado contains numerous nutrients and is cultivated in many countries precisely for this reason. In addition to this, this plant does not need cooking, so its vitamins and minerals are never lost.
Eating 100 grams of avocado a day ensures 20% of minerals and proteins needed by our body and covers 100% of the vitamin D we need. Olive oil is ranked to be one of the most beneficial oils as it contains low levels of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which makes it the most preferred for those who have heart problems or have high cholesterol. But, statistically avocado has the same benefits, making it a very healthy option compared to the rest of the oils. Avocado can be consumed by anyone at any age and is especially recommended for pregnant women, athletes, and older adults. People with cardiovascular problems can also consume it not only because it contains potassium and magnesium, but at the same time because of its low content of sodium. Its monounsaturated fats reduce the levels of “bad” cholesterol in the blood and increase the production of the ‘good’, which is responsible for removing harmful waste through the liver.
At the same time, avocado leaves can also be useful. Prepared as an infusion they stimulate the milk production in women who are nursing, and are also advised to relieve certain gynecological problems.
- Provides fiber
- Gives feeling of satiety
- Contains Omega 3
- Fights cancer cells
- Moisturizes the skin
- Eliminates scars
- Helps in healing wounds
- Is anti-inflammatory for the joints
How to eat it?
You can combine it with all kinds of salads, but make sure you do not add mayonnaise or other toppings, since this would increase the caloric value.