Avocado is one of the popular fruits in the world that can easily be eaten with many foods. Many people combines it with burgers, salads and smoothies, yam and stew, rice. Although it has been criticized for possessing very high fat, experts agree that it is a healthy kind of fat.
1.Healthy for the heart:
Avocados contain 25 milligrams per once of beta-sitosterol. A consistent consumption of avocado because of the beta-sitosterol help maintain healthy cholesterol level. This will go a long way into making one’s hearty very healthy due to the cholesterol level being maintained.
2.Protects against Cancer:
The consumption of foods containing folate protects one against colon, stomach, pancreatic, and cervical cancer. Avocados may also have a role to play in cancer treatment, because some research findings has it that phytochemicals extracted from avocados can selectively impede the growth of precancerous and cancerous cells hence cause the death of the cancer cells.
Because avocados contain folate adequate consumption of it reduces the risk of miscarriage and neural tube defects. According research by McGill University, it was found that a 30 percent higher incidence of a variety of birth defects in baby mice conceived using sperm from mice with a folate deficiency compared with mice conceived using sperm from mice with adequate folate levels.
Avocado is high in fiber with approximately 6-7 grams per half fruit despite its creamy texture. Eating foods that has natural fiber help prevent constipation.
5.Lower risk of depression:
According to research, foods that contains folates that are in its high level may help to decrease the risk of depression because folate helps to prevent the build-up of homocysteine, a substance that can impair circulation and delivery of nutrients to the brain.