Avocado or alligator pear, is a fruit that scientists say has the highest nutritional status.
This irresistible tropical fruit has more than 80 varieties, divided into three groups: mexican avocado, guatemalan avocado and West Indian avocado. In the next article we will have a look at the impact that the avocado has on our health.
With the avocado are connected many legends and traditions. It is a fruit which has always been called magnificent, royal and magical. It originates from Central and South America, there was thought that the avocado has magical powers because has been served at royal tables, and imperial princesses had to consume it.
Energy value of 100 grams of avocado is 160 kcal or 669 kJ. From this it contains:
¦ 2% protein
¦ 14,6% fat
¦ 8,5% carbohydrates
¦ 0,6% sugars
Of the minerals, the avocado is a good source of copper, calcium, magnesium, and contains very little sodium. Of the vitamins it is an excellent source to the vitamin C and from the B group of vitamins, mostly contains pantothenic acid. To a lesser amount also contains riboflavin, niacin and vitamin E.
For the avocado we have to emphasize that it is a powerful guardian of the heart and blood vessels. Regulate the pressure and the heart rate, and has power in reducing the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. Thanks to the many antioxidant substances contained in avocados, it is almost on top of anticancer foods, it has been proven that affects in the reducing the chances of breast and prostate – say nutritionists. The avocado been tested many times and the results showed that it is a balm for prostate, except that double lowers the risk of prostate cancer, gives excellent effects in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia – scientists say.
The avocado have a positive effect on almost all systems, but we must single out and digestive system, because studies have shown that the avocado improves digestion, stool formation, protects against cancer of the colon and hemorrhoids. We can conclude that after all that was written, the avocado has truly royal value for our body.
Speaking about the avocado we cannot, not to mention the avocado oil. This oil is as healthy as olive oil so it can be used for preparing delicious salads and other specialties. Besides that the avocado oil s ideal for massages, treatments of wounds and other types of cosmetic surgery. Has an antibacterial effect, penetrates deeply into the skin, improves and rejuvenates the skin. Massage with avocado oil is a balm for the human skin – say satisfied clients of the beauticians dealing with massages and cosmetic treatments based on avocado oil for years.
We can write and write for the avocado, as much as we look negative feature we will not find nor for the avocado as a fruit nor for the oil extracted from it. The avocado is a tropical fruit, but is easily available and can be found in all major markets. So hurry up, buy avocados today and enjoy the benefits that it has to offer.