The avocado is a fruit originally from Mexico that is used in several international kitchen. There are 5 varieties of avocados, but the most common one we find on our shelves is called Hass. It has a thick, hard skin of a brownish color.
Here are 5 ways incorporating them in our recipes is a benefit for our health.
5. Its vitamins and minerals
Such a small fruit brings you enormously (zinc, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese). In terms of daily nutritional intake, 100 grams of avocado bring you:
- 6 % of vitamin A
- 5 % of vitamin B1
- 15 % of vitamin B2
- 15 % of vitamin B3
- 8 % of vitamin B5
- 15 % of vitamin B6
- 5 % of vitamin B8
- 18 % of vitamin B9
- 15 % of vitamin C
- 15 % of vitamin E
4. Its fibers.
The fibers do not have any nutritional value as mentioned in our article on this subject that you find here. On the other hand, they are truly primordial to our intestinal health.
The avocado has many fibers that are low in cholesterol and that decrease blood sugar crises. In 100 grams of avocado, there are 7 grams of fiber, which is equivalent to 27% of our recommended daily intake.
3. Its potassium
650 milligrams of potassium is offered by 100 grams of avocado; This is almost double what a banana (420 mg) provides.
Potassium promotes nerve and blood flow and improves brain health. It is also necessary to reduce blood pressure and, thus, avoid cardiovascular disease.
2. Monounsaturated fatty acids
Avocado is a very fat food, it is the most fatty vegetable food existing. On the other hand, this fat does not compare to that found in a bag of chips; It is good and nutritious. These good fats are called oleic acid (a monounsaturated fatty acid). It is also found in olive oil.
This fat fights inflammation and decreases the risk of developing cancer.
According to a study of two groups of people, the scientists said that avocados:
- Significantly decreased cholesterol levels,
- Also reduce blood triglycerides by 20%,
- Decrease bad cholesterol by 22%,
- Increase good cholesterol by 11%.
This study showed that people who eat avocados tend to be healthier than those who do not.
Sources de l’article :
- Améliore ta santé