Amazing Avocado Benefits
Why you should incorporate this healthy fruit in your daily diet
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
July 31, 2021
The ever-popular avocado is not only delicious but can be a super nutritious addition to your daily diet. Despite being green and not at all sweet, the avocado is a fruit. More specifically, it's a berry because it contains a seed and grows on a tree. In honor of National Avocado Day (July 31), we celebrate the fruit by looking at all the ways it can improve your health.
Packed with Nutrients
Containing 20 different vitamins and minerals, avocados are a great source of nutrition. In fact, an avocado has more potassium than a banana. Not only are avocados nutritious on their own, but they can help better absorb nutrients from other plants that are fat-soluble, meaning nutrients that need to be combined with a fat source in order to boost their benefits.
Good for Eye Health
The antioxidant carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin found in avocados are beneficial to our vision. Studies show that consuming them can reduce your risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration later in life.
High in Healthy Fat
Avocados are extremely high in fat, with 77% of their calories coming from fat. But before you ditch the fruit, recognize that monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in avocados are "good fats." These fats can help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, keeping bad cholesterol at bay.
If you’re looking to boost your immune system, eat an avocado. The National Cancer Institute found that avocados have 19 milligrams of glutathione per halve. Glutathione activates your natural killer (NK) cells, enhancing the activity of your immune system.