Avocado Health Benefits

The avocado health benefits are essential to various functions in our organs.
Contrary to what many people believe the avocados are actually fruits and not vegetables.

They are most of the time used for salads and dips, but the fundamental facts are that these fruits can help in the health of the heart, improve hair condition; and also do more for the well-being of the body.

In the world exist more than half thousand avocado varieties. There are many sizes and forms in avocados. Their skin color can be ranging from: the common bright green, dark green, brown and brownish purple. Some are quite easy to peel while others can give a hard time.

Avocado Nutrition Facts

Among the avocado health benefits is good to know the nutrients it has: potassium, protein, vitamin C, iron, vitamin E, vitamin B6, fiber and other natural minerals.

Ripe avocado with a separated slice

It is also a good source of folic acid, which is needed mostly by women that are pregnant, because it helps in the development of the baby. The folic acid reduces the chances of having anemia which is a condition where the red blood cells decrease significantly.

The vitamin E found in the fruit works as an antioxidant fighting free radical cells that can increment the possibilities of causing certain diseases. This vitamin improves the wellness of the skin and aside from that is related to the prevention for several ailments like; Alzheimer's disease, cancer; also liver disease.

Lowering Blood Pressure

This fruit is high in potassium which reduces hypertension and promotes the healthy beating of the heart. It also provides monounsaturated fatty acids that lowers the risks of suffering from heart disease.

The avocados also give support in the functioning of the cells in our organs.

Avocado Oil for Hair 

The avocados can also hydrate the hair strands and protect the scalp from the damaging rays of the sun (UVA, UVB). It is said that they can provide vitamins for hair growth and for hair loss prevention but is not proven yet. Anyways, many women and men often indulge their hair with this appetizing fruit expecting some avocado health benefits. A common way to treat the hair with the fruit is by using a blended avocado (without skin) with 1 tbsp of organic olive oil and leaving it for 30 minutes in the hair; then rinsing with mild shampoo and cold water.

Other treatment for the hair is to use 1 tbsp organic avocado oil, which is the best quality, and 1 tbsp organic olive oil and leave on the hair for 3 hours. Then wash the hair with a mild shampoo following by a vinegar rinse (1/3 cup vinegar, 2 cups of cold water).

Simple Avocado Salad Recipe

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 1/2 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

1- Take the avocado, slice it in 4 parts.

2- Remove the skin and seed.

3- Cut the avocado in approximately 1 cm squares.

4- In a glass container mix all the ingredients with a big salad fork.

5- Let the salad rest in the refrigerator for 20 to 35 minutes.


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