Science and medicinal technologies have developed and evolved over the numerous years since the Earth has come into existence, hasn’t it? But the backbone of medicine and pharmaceutical industries will always remain in the woods! For decades, centuries and millennium’s plants, herbs, shrubs, trees and their various parts such as bark, leaves, fruits, seeds, etc. are used to prepare medicine which is mostly needed for improving, maintaining, and retaining health & leading a healthy life.
7 Health Benefits Of Avocado
The realms of Earth says that there are three parts of water and one part of the land, so you see forest resources are limited but very useful to humankind. Well by now you are probably wondering how these herbs, plants, and fruits benefit you. If used properly there are multiple health issues that can be solved by them. So, let us see how Avocado is helpful to human beings?
What Is Avacado?
The Avocado (Persian Americana) is believed to have its origin in the far lands of south-central Mexico and is identified as under the flowering plant family Lauraceae. Avocado (also called alligator pear) is a fruit of a tree which is scientifically a large bean which contains a single large seed. It has a green pulp, juicy body that may look like a pear, or spherical. It is also known as butter fruit for its creamy texture. The Avocado plant is a subtropical species of tree are planted, grown, harvested in a Mediterranean climate. These are self-pollinating and propagate using the method of grafting. This requires a frost-free environment with low wind velocity as high wind velocity reduce humidity, dehydrate flowers and have an adverse impact on pollination.
The tree also needs well aerated favorably more than 1m in depth because production lowers down when the water used for irrigation is highly saline. This soil and climate condition mainly prevails in Morocco, South Africa, Peru, Australia, the southern and eastern Spain, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, parts of coastal and northern Chile, Rwanda, New Zealand, California, Mexico, Florida, Arizona, Texas, Ecuador and parts of southern India
Now, let us discuss some of the health benefits of Avocados or usage of Avocados in retaining and improving health:
- Avocados Have Nutritious High Value
According to USDA, National Nutrient Database, one-fifth of an Avocado contains:
- 64 Calories
- 4 Grams Of Carbohydrates
- 6 Grams Of Fat
- 3 Grams Of Fiber
- Less Than A Gram Of Sugar
- They Are Also Rich In Vitamins A, B6, C, E, K,
- It Also Contains Minerals Like Potassium And Magnesium
Avocados contain fat, and intake of fat reduces the breakdown of carbohydrates and help to maintain a stable blood glucose level. Fat is important for every cell in our body. Consuming healthy fat supports and enhances skin health and may also improve the immune system.
- Good For Cardiac Health
This fruit contains 25 milligrams per ounce of a plants sterol called beta-sitosterol. Regular intake of this sterol and another plant sterol can help in retaining a healthy cholesterol level.
- Good For Vision
Avocados have zeaxanthin and lutein in it, two photochemical which are especially found in the tissue of eyes and protect it from damage, including damage from ultraviolet rays. Adding Avocado to our daily meal may reduce the chance of developing age-related macular degeneration
- Improve Digestion
An Avocado has high fiber content, usually 12grams per fruit and eating food with natural fiber helps to prevent constipation and an excellent intestinal tract
- Natural Detoxification
Sufficient fiber helps in regular bowel movement which is important for day to day removal of toxins in the form of excretory products, dietary fibers also plays a vital role in retaining immunity of the body
- Prevention Of Severe Diseases
Avocado has high fiber content, and according to Department of Internal Medicine and Nutritional Science Program of the University of Kentucky, intake of high fiber is considered to reduce the danger of being attacked by diabetes, strokes, coronary heart diseases, hypertension, obesity and some gastrointestinal diseases. It also helps in lowering cholesterol level, blood pressure and even promotes weight loss in an obese individual.
After reading the above article now, you are all aware of the utility or the health benefits of Avocado, a unique fruit which is full of nutritious value.