Avocado Benefits – Include Anti-Aging!
by Greg Montoya
Avocado Benefits Are Numerous And Include Anti-Aging!
The Mayan Indians Have Been Quoted As Saying…
“Where avocados grow, hunger and malnutrition have no friends!”
The Avocados benefits are derived from their high nutritional profile and contain:
Oleic Acid – Oleic acid improves your cardiovascular system. In addition, avocados contain Vitamin B6 and folic acid which helps control homocysteine levels that are linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
Vitamin E – Avocados are loaded with vitamin E. Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant and helps maintain overall health.
High Fiber Content – “Fruit for Fruit”, Avocados contain more fiber than any other fruit. Fiber aids in digestion and helps regulate blood sugar which is essential to reducing inflammation, a major aging accelerator!
Lutien – Avocados contains lutien which helps protect you from age-related eye degeneration.
Lower Cholesterol – Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels.
Heart Health – One avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Folate is essential for a healthy heart. The high levels of folate in avocado could also be an effective protective against strokes. It’s been shown that those who have diets rich in folate often have a much lower risk of stroke than those who do not.
Additional Benefits Of Avocados:
- Powerful Antioxidant Booster – Contains the master antioxidant “Glutathione” which boosts your immune system and helps your nervous system stay healthy
- Increases collagen production
- Has 35% more potassium than a banana
- Control blood pressure
- Battle diabetes
- Increase fertility
- Smooth skin
With all the health and anti-aging benefits of avocados, one may wonder which is more effective at “keeping the doctor away”, an apple a day or an avocado a day!