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Why you Should add Some More Avocado into Your Diet

Why you Should add Some More Avocado into Your Diet
April 15
13:22 2016

You have probably noticed that Avocado is popping up on menus all over the place. It is definitely trending and for good reason! It’s super healthy and super tasty.

There are so many health benefits to consuming this fruit. Here is why you should introduce more of its green goodness into your diet.

It improves heart health

Avocado oil has been proven to reduce cholesterol. In a study done on rabbits, avocado oil had a more beneficial effect on cholesterol levels than coconut, corn and olive oil. It also increases HDL (good cholesterol,) while lowering blood pressure.

It’s rich in healthy fat

There are fats that are good for you. 70% of avocado oil is made up of oleic acid, monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. This is also good for one’s heart.

It’s great for your eyes

Avocado is a great source of the antioxidant lutein. This is a natural carotenoid found in your eyes, but your body doesn’t produce it. Instead, you need to get this nutrient from your diet. Lutein can help reduce the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness or vision loss in people who are 65+. Avocados will help keep those eyes sharp!

Soothes arthritis

Arthritis is a painful condition that affects millions of people around the world. It causes pain in your joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of this disease. Several studies have shown that extracts from avocado paired with soybean oil is an effective, yet natural way to reduce the pain and stiffness from osteoarthritis. This powerful nutrient combination can also help prevent gum disease.

It helps your body heal wounds

Those fatty acids are also great for your skin and can be used to treat skin injuries. According to a small study, a cream made up of avocado oil and vitamin B12 improved symptoms of psoriasis after continuous use for 12 weeks.

So there you have it, some of the many ways avocados can make your body stronger, while tantalizing your taste buds!

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