Avocado is an incredible super food and contains bags of goodness underneath the skin.
It also tastes incredible when you combine it with chicken for a complete snack or meal.
But try not to have too much of it as it has a high fat content.
Eating it moderation like anything is perfectly fine and it can actually help you to lose weight. Its known to also lower the risks of heart disease and cancer and is great for your skin.
Here we look at some huge pros of eating avocado and the not so many cons.
Pros of eating avocado:
It can improve your cardiovascular health.
If you can increase the amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids in your diet as it will reduce LDL cholesterol in your blood which will increase the HDL cholesterol which will reduce fat levels in the body.
It helps with diabetes
We all know that the U.K. has a diabetes epidemic on its hands and avocado has can help as it is packed with vitamin C which improves the bodies immune system.
Avocado also contains high amounts of vitamin E which helps lower the risk of strokes and heart attacks. They also contain a lot of potassium which helps with your blood sugar levels.
It can aid in weight loss
Avocado is a slow burning fat which means it keeps you feeling fuller for longer so you don’t eat as much.
As it releases energy slowly it will reduce your appetite just like healthy fats such as nuts.
The fats in avocado wont be stored as they will be released slowly as energy.
They can help with arthritis
Avocados can help reduce arthritis and the inflammation associated with it as it contains high levels of fats and also because of its high antioxidant content which helps to reduce swelling.
Avocado helps with your vision
As avocados contain high amounts of antioxidants they help to protect the eye and tissues there as they contain phytochemicals, zeaxanthin and lutein.
Avocado is also known to detoxify the body, improve digestion and lower the risk of depression. What an amazing fruit and the good news is its relatively cheap as you can buy 2 for around £2 and if you just use half at a time it will last you for about 4 days.
The cons of eating avocado:
Avocado can make you fat
The only real con is its very energy dense so eating too much of it can make you fat.
Other cons can include fibrosis development if you suffer from liver issues. It also contains chitinase which certain people are allergic to.
As said before Avocado is also wonderfully tasty and its packed with goodness.