Introduction:Let's clear up the widespread misconception that the avocado should be shunned because it is high in fat. Avocados contain monounsaturated, which lowers "bad" cholesterol.
Carotenoids are antioxidants that require fat before being absorbed into the blood stream. The monounsaturated, or good fats, contained in the avocado help absorb its carotenoids - luetin, alpha and beta-carotene. The fruit is also an anti-inflammatory.
In combination with calcium, magnesium serves as a natural tranquilizer. This mineral is necessary for proper function of nerves and muscles. Alcoholics should ensure they either supplement, or eat foods high in magnesium since they are usually do not have enough magnesium in their body.
Sodium requires potassium for a correct balance of water. Otherwise, muscles cramp and the nervous system does not function correctly. Potassium helps lower blood pressure. It also helps oxygenate the brain for clarity of thinking.
If you suffer restless leg syndrome, avocados healthy supply of B6 decreases spasms in the leg muscles. Interestingly, vitamin B12 cannot be absorbed without vitamin B6. After about eight hours, any B6 remaining in the body is excreted through the urine. We should be aware of this and eat foods containing B6 daily or take it in supplement form.
Researcher's compiled data related to the diets of 14,484 adults. Of these participants, 273 had consumed an avocado in the past 24 hours. The avocado eaters tested higher in several areas: overall dietary fiber, vitamins K and E, magnesium and potassium. Ultimately, the study suggested the avocado supports total body health.
Now, aren't you glad you learned the lesser known health benefits of avocados?
I love the way they taste and to think they're so good for us as well. Great information! H5
This was a food my mother never served and I've been trying to "like" them. I guess a bite at a time is better than no bites at all! Good list of information!
Glad you cleared that up! Thanks. :)
Love avocados. Thanks H5
Thank you for posting the healthy side of avocados. I have high cholesterol, I wish that I could get myself to eat these for that reason plus the other positive health benefits. H5 list.
I wish I could get to like these, but I will keep trying since they are so healthy.thank you for your encouraging list.
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