More Useful Stuff
1. Acts as a digestive enzyme
Avocado has a rich fat content that makes it easier to absorb fat solubles such as vitamins A, K, D, and E, which means that adding this creamy fruit to any vegetable-dense meals will help you get all of the vitamins of your food. Without fat in your diet, the body would not be able to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins in that meal.
2. Eases Arthritis Symptoms
Avocados contain phytosterols, carotenoid antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, and polyhydroxolated fatty alcohols, which make the fruit an anti-inflammatory agent.
3. Reduces Risk of Certain Cancers
Avocados possess a mix of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics, which makes it able to combat certain cancers, including mouth, skin, and prostate. A 2007 study published in the journal Seminars in Cancer Biology found the phytochemicals in avocados can selectively induce cell cycle arrest, inhibit growth, and induce apoptosis in precancerous and cancer cell lines.
4. Lowers Cholesterol
The super fruit is filled with fats that are good for you, specifically monounsaturated fat, which helps to lower bad cholesterol. This is because avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that lowers blood cholesterol levels.
5. Boosts Eye Health
An ounce of avocado contains 81 micrograms of lutein, along with zeaxanthin, two phytonutrients which are essential to eye health. Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids, according to Medical Daily these nutrients act as “antioxidants in the eye, lowering risk of developing age-related eye conditions. Adding avocados to your daily diet can protect the tissues of the eye from sun damage and the formation of cataracts and macular degeneration”
6. Promotes Weight Loss
Avocado’s contain 6 to 7 grams of fiber for half of a medium sized fruit. Its rich fiber content can help you feel full faster and longer, making it a go-to weight loss aid.