Is avocado a fruit or a vegetable? Do you know? Stay tuned. We’ll answer this question at the end.
Whether vegetable or fruit – it’s super healthy!
I’m excited to share with you the surprising avocado health benefits, how to shop for the best ones, and why it’s a superfood to eat every day.
Are avocados good for you?
Absolutely! Avocados can be enjoyed every day.
Today, I’ll share with you the many health benefits of eating avocado and great ideas on how to incorporate this food into your meals the fast, easy, and tasty way! Let’s get right on it.
7 Fascinating Avocado Health Benefits
So, what’s good about eating avocado? And is it safe to eat it daily?
Check out these amazing avocado health benefits that many people never knew about this power food!
1. Avocados inhibit cancer.
Did you know that avocados can help prevent some types of cancer?
In fact, a study done by Ohio University showed that the nutrients in an avocado can help thwart cancer cells in the mouth. Additionally, researchers discovered that certain elements found in avocados help destroy cancer stem cells. Cancer Stem Cells (CSC) have been identified within a tumor and have the capacity to self-renewal and to differentiate into other cancer cells.
CSCs are resistant to conventional chemotherapy and radiation treatment and that CSCs are very likely to be the origin of cancer metastasis. CSCs are believed to be an important target for novel anti-cancer drug discovery.
This statement alone is a huge reason to eat more avocados! Do you agree?
There are so many things in our environment that are touted as healthy to eat that actually promote the growth of cancer cells, it’s wonderful news to find a food that naturally helps fight them. God is amazing in His provision for us and our health!
2. Avocados are an antibacterial food.
Gut and brain health is something I teach a lot. When our gut is healthier, our brain is healthier. (No more brain fog!) Gut-brain health starts in the mouth.
Eating avocados helps to balance the bacteria in the mouth to ensure oral health. It kills bad bacteria and keeps good bacteria plentiful.
3. Avocados are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants.
Did you know avocados have antioxidant flavonoids? Yes, it’s a powerhouse of nutrients.
Avocados also have these nutrients:
- Vitamins C, E, and K
… And many more!
Actually, there are a total of 20 vitamins and minerals in avocado, with only 80 calories. That’s a whole lot of nutrition packed into a low-calorie food!
Did you see the list above included fiber and protein? Remember, these two nutrients are essential to a healthy diet. Hopefully, you haven’t tired of me saying it yet. I want you to be healthy, so you’ll probably hear it again and again. 🙂 Anyway, they are two of the major components of an avocado which makes it a super addition to one’s diet.
4. Avocados have healthy fats.
Some “experts” used to say don’t eat avocados because of too much fat.
But the fat in avocado is unsaturated fat. And of course, never any trans fats.
This is why avocados are good for you: natural God designed foods never have mechanically altered trans-fats.
These monounsaturated fatty acids have health benefits to include:
- Help with weight loss
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower heart disease risk
- Decrease inflammation
No wonder avocados are amazing!
Healthy fats also help the body absorb and transport specific fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, K, and E. Without a fat transport these vitamins are not metabolized. Which lessens the ability for us to benefit.
Avocado nutrients are numerous!
5. Avocados help decrease LDL.
Another avocado health benefit is the reduction of bad cholesterol levels: LDL. In fact, healthy fats have shown to lower LDL by 22% naturally.
Are you, like me, more and more glad avocados contain healthy fats?
Check out this video where I discuss the numerous avocado health benefits and additional things you never knew about this superfood!
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