Friday, May 8, 2009

The Health Benefits of Avocados

On my way to work every morning, I go to the same corner store and pick up a coconut water and an occasional piece of fruit (usually a banana).  One morning, I really had a craving for a peice of fruit and wanted that banana but all they had was avocados. I just cut it in half, like so, and sprinkle a little sugar on top. It tastes real good and now I'm hooked. Of course I had to look up the benefits:

  • It protects cholesterol related heart diseases. It reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
  • It is used both in prevention and treatment of prostate and breast cancers Scientists have proved that a toxin in avocado kills the cancer cells. So-called toxin has a great effect on the tissues, particularly heart muscle tissues.
  • Avocado includes necessary minerals like potassium, calcium, vitamin C and K, folic acid, copper, sodium and dietary fibers. These are used to provide the mineral necessity of the body. People who live in hot climates have great mineral and water loss. So, avocado is suggested strongly by the medicals.
  • Oleic acid in avocado can be used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • Potassium in avocado regulates pressure of blood.
  • Sodium reduces the risk of high blood pressure and stoke.
  •  It improves the ability of the body to absorb carotenoids.
  • Avocado is used to help people who have sexual problems.
  • It is a good antioxidant.
  • It can be used in the treatment of skin disorders.
  • It is used to heal people who suffer from digestive and circulatory problems

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