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Healthy avocado. A fruit with many benefits
Avocados are widely used in cooking when preparing cold snacks. It is an integral part of vegetarian cuisine and a leader among anti-aging products.
The soft and juicy avocado is now appreciated all over the world for its beneficial properties, it promotes weight loss and breaks down excess cholesterol in the blood. This exotic fruit improves memory and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. In Mexico, it is used as an aphrodisiac, it is believed that avocados have an aphrodisiac effect, but these are far from all the advantages of this fruit. But mostly avocados are famous for the calories in an avocado.
Vegetable, nut or fruit?
The birthplace of avocados is Mexico and Central America. Its name comes from the Aztec language and translates as “testicle”. The Indians immediately noted that the fruits have a stimulating effect. Later, the Spanish colonialists came to this conclusion.
By the way, during the campaigns of conquest, they were forbidden to eat avocados. The sailors also knew very well the properties of this fruit, before landing on the shore, they generously spread avocado puree on bread.
This plant and its fruits have another name – “alligator pear”. The avocado tree sometimes reaches 18 meters in height. The trunk is usually straight and highly branched.
Avocado is not so sweet and rather resembles a vegetable, in addition, the chemical composition of the fruit is the same as that of a vegetable. For a long time, avocado was considered a nut, but still it is a fruit.
Avocado has a beneficial effect on many organs of the human body. The exotic fruit concentrates memory, reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and all this thanks to the polyunsaturated fatty acids that make up its composition. It is their lack that can become one of the reasons for the development of atherosclerosis. The potassium contained in avocados contributes to the proper functioning of the heart, normalizes water-salt metabolism in the body and increases resistance to stress. Avocado is recommended for people with high blood pressure, as it has the ability to lower it.
The benefits of avocado are seen in the normalization of blood circulation and blood formation. Copper, which is part of the mineral and vitamin composition of avocados, prevents anemia (anemia), iron is the most important hematopoietic element, and vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is involved in the formation of red blood cells. Moreover, copper and iron, in combination with each other, are beneficially absorbed by the body.
Avocados are good for the entire digestive system and help relieve constipation. In France, a drug based on avocado oil has been created, with the help of which scleroderma, periodontal disease, arthrosis are treated. In old age, this drug is used for eczema and decalcification.
Avocados has many benefits and it is definitely a good decision to add them on your regular diet chart. They will fulfill the demand of calories and will impact on your smooth skin and losing weight.