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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Avocado Health Benefits

Salam. Here we meet again, after a short pause after my last entry. (^_^) . Anyway, let's move on with today's topic. Avocado health benefits. Why did I decide to write up on avocado? Well, i just tried this greatly delicious avocado smoothie yesterday, I had to go on a research for it's benefits...just so that I'll have concrete reasons to have it more often.hehe.

Avocado health benefits

1. Anti-cancer - Rich in antioxidants & anti-inflammatory components which in the other hand in low quantities are related to the formation of cancer. Antioxidants are known to retard the activity of cancer cells and prevents premature ageing. Also containing glutathione which helps to boost immunity.

2.Anti-inflammatory benefits - As mentioned above. Avocados are rich in anti-inflammatory components, namely flavonoids & polyphenols which are beneficial in inflammatory diseases such as osteoarthritis and rheumatism, soothes inflamed mucous membranes and improves the health of our nervous system.

3.Heart-Healthy food - Rich in heart friendly nutrients :- oleic acid, omega 3, vitamin B6 and folic acid. In studies it stated that those whose diets are high in folic acid are better protected against cardiovascular diseases.

4.Blood Pressure regulator - Due to its rich content of potassium, it is related to lowering the risks of heart diseases, stroke and high blood pressure.

5.Prevents birth defects - As I've mentioned earlier it is rich in folic acid , which most preggy women should know that folic acid plays a huge role in the first trimester in preventing neural tube defects, particularly. Also The vitamin B6 is said to reduce nausea in pregnancy.

6.Anti-cholesterol -  Helps to lower triglycerides and reduce LDL cholesterol in the blood, which are the cause for atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) . It is also said to benefit those with diabetics.

7.Good for eye health - Contains carotenoid lutein which protects the eyes from oxidative stress, macular degeneration and cataracts.

8.Rich in vitamin E - A great protection for the skin against free radicals & preserve healthy skin.

Just a short note on avocado the lovely fruit,
infos taken from  :-

Thanks for the read dearies =) Have a nice day.

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