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Interesting facts about avocados!

In recent times, the demand for Avocados is increasing greatly. People are using this fruit around the world for its creamy taste in toasts as well as in smoothies.

This has become a staple food as of now and it is used in a variety of ways. Not only this, but it has many health benefits according to nutritionists. It is one of the versatile fruit ones could have.

Avocados are used as a fat substitute in many dishes. So this reflects a positive way to avoid unwanted fats yet enjoy the food with the same taste.

If we talk about the benefits, in brief, there are many;

  • Avocados contain Omega 3; Omega 3 is mainly obtained by fish hence it is a good source for vegetarians. 

Generally, Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol which is considered as bad cholesterol accumulates easily in the body. They are the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. 

Since Avocados contain Omega 3 they help to reduce the Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in our body. 

  • Avocados have Monosaturated fats;

After Omega 3 comes the Monosaturated fats. Monosaturated fats are fat molecules that are made up of unsaturated fatty acids.

They proved to lower the low-density lipoprotein that can block the arteries of the heart and cause complications. 

  • Avocados are rich in fibers;

Food with high fibers tends to keep you full rather than those with low fiber. So avocados are highly recommended for those who are struggling to maintain their weight and are under dieting.

An avocado contains about 7 grams of fiber per 100 grams.

  • Avocados are a rich source of Potassium

Potassium works as a cleanser of the body. They take the nutrients to the cells while removing the toxic substances. They further help to regulate nerve functions.

They also help to lower high blood pressure.

An avocado contains 485 milligrams of potassium per 100 grams while a banana only contains 358 milligrams of potassium per 100 grams.

  • Avocados contain folate;

Folate is the Vitamin B required for the better working of the brain and is also required in pregnancy. 

On average, women of childbearing age should intake 400 micrograms of folate per day while a Pregnant woman should take 600 micrograms of folate per day 

An avocado contains nearly 81 micrograms of folate per 100 grams.

 

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