7 reasons to eat (more) avocado (Avocado benefits)
Avocados are hip! ‘The green gold’ is not only tasty but also very healthy. Not convinced yet? Then quickly read these 7 reasons why you should eat (more) avocado.
They are full of nutrients
Avocado is packed with vitamins and minerals. The fruit is rich in vitamins B, C, E and K and contains a lot of magnesium, potassium, zinc and iron.
Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
The combination of its low saturated fat and high unsaturated fat content helps to lower LDL cholesterol and keep HDL cholesterol in balance. In addition, avocados help improve your insulin sensitivity and the antioxidants help prevent inflammation.
Protects against eye diseases
Avocados are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin. These are antioxidants that are important for the health of your eyes. Among other things, they reduce the risk of macular degeneration: an eye condition in which visual acuity decreases.
Helps to combat aging
Avocados contain substances such as carotenoids and lutein, which slow down the aging process. The fabrics also protect against UV rays, keeping your skin supple and healthy.
Helps you lose weight
Although avocados are relatively high in calories and fat, they can still help you lose weight. The unsaturated fats and fiber in avocados make you feel full, so that you are less hungry again. So you will snack less quickly and eat less.
They are said to reduce the risk of cancer
Avocados contain substances such as phytochemicals, which are said to reduce the risk of cancer. Substances such as glutathione and xanthophyll lutein are said to fight oral cancer and some studies claim that avocado helps reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer.
Avocado is delicious. Thanks to its wonderfully full and creamy taste you can really combine it with everything. Mix some slices of avocado through your salad, spread it as a spread on your bread, mix it in your smoothie or use it as a sauce for your pasta: anything is possible.