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Here are five health benefits of Avocado fruit

The avocado tree originated from the highland regions of south-central Mexico to Guatemala.

Its fruit which is classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae is a large berry containing a single large seed.

The fruit is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids; with 77% of its calories coming from fat, thus making it one of the fattiest plant foods in existence.

Studies have revealed that the benefits of eating an avocado everyday can provide our bodies with numerous health benefits.

1.Avocado aids in weight management

Consuming avocados on a regular basis, will make you feel full and prevent snacks & sugar cravings. This super fruit can play an important role in both weight loss and weight management.

2.Avocado helps regulate blood pressure

Avocados are a good source of potassium which is important for the body because the body uses it for kidney and heart functioning, muscle contraction and nerve transmission. Dietary potassium can lower blood pressure by blunting the adverse effects of sodium on blood pressure.

3.Eye health

Avocado has been found to contain large amounts of zeaxanthin and lutein, two components which can help slow down and reverse the process of macular degeneration, and thus improve eye health.

4.Pregnancy

Maternal nutrition influences the mother’s ability to conceive and maintain a healthy pregnancy, support infant brain and body development as well as produce nutritious breast milk.

Avocados are packed with potassium, folate, vitamin C and vitamin B6, and all of these are essential for the baby’s tissue and brain development, as well as the fetus development and overall maternal health.

5.Immune system

The monounsaturated fat in avocados can act as an immune system nutrient booster by helping increase the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and E.

Avocados also a good source of copper, an essential mineral that helps keep your immune system healthy.

Austine Ogalohttp://www.lakeregionbulletin.co.ke
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