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Avocado for your health [Health]


Times of India

02-19-14

Considered as one of the healthiest fruit, the pear-shaped avocado has found its way in salads and even ice-creams at several city restaurants.

Rich in vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, etc, here's why you should include the creamy avocado in your diet too.

Regulates your heart: Containing vitamin B6 and folic acid, avocado helps regulate homocysteine levels - high homocysteine level is related to an increased risk of heart disease. Since it contains folate, avocado is also known to reduce the risks of a heart stroke.

Lowers cholesterol: Eating avocado is recommended for those with high cholesterol levels. The fruit is rich in beta-sitosterol that is effective in lowering blood cholesterol levels. A great source of potassium, the fruit also helps in controlling blood pressure levels.

Regulates vision: An excellent source of carotenoid lutein, avocado is known to help protect against age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Controls diabetes: The mono-unsaturated (good) fats present in the fruit can reverse insulin resistance which help to regulate blood sugar levels. It also contains soluble fiber that keep a steady blood sugar levels.

Nourishes skin: Using avocado oil or having it as a part of your diet can help nourish your skin and make it glow. The fruit is rich in antioxidants, and as a result, prevents your skin from sagging or ageing. Its anti-inflammatory properties also help cure the redness and irritation of skin. It is also known to boost your immune system and encourages a healthy nervous system.

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