AVOCADO For Lose Weight
The avocado is fruit from a tree that belongs to the Laurel family (Lauraceae), the Persea
Americana. The Aztecs originally cultivated the avocado. Now there are numerous varieties throughout the world. The Hass and Fuerte are common varieties, plus the Gwen, Bacon, Pinkerton, Zutano and Reed.
Avocados provide a small amount of the essential fatty acid, omega-3. The fact that avocado is eaten raw promotes maximum benefits. About 77% of the avocado is in the form of lipids: 70% are monounsaturated with 12% polyunsaturated and 15% saturated. The rich oleic acid content is beneficial for reduction of blood cholesterol, plus avocados contain lecithin that further reduces blood cholesterol levels. For more information on avocado oil, refer section entitled as Avocado Oil
The avocado is a good source of potassium (485-600mg), a heat-sensitive nutrient vital for the heart muscles. The very good supply of chlorine (645mg) and sulphur (505mg), assists digestion of the fats, plus they promote body cleansing. Avocados are a safe food for diabetics, with a zero glycemic index, plus the supply of potassium is very beneficial. The good supply of folate (58mcg) helps prevent cardiovascular disease. The avocado is nourishing to the nervous system with magnesium (29-45mg) plus phosphorus (52mg). The avocado contains no cholesterol and it is not a fattening food, as the monounsaturated fats are easily used by the body for energy. Few foods can spread so many amazing benefits as the outstanding avocado. Treat your body to an avocado dip today or on the next picnic!
NOTE: All amounts in this blog are measured in milligrams (mg) per 100 grams, unless stated otherwise.
GLYCEMIC CALORIES – total: 89 kcal. per 100 grams
INDEX: 55 Calories from: Carb: 83 Protein: 4 Fat: 3
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