Junk and unhealthy food is a major part of a modern-day lifestyle. In this fast-paced world, it seems as if everyone is running all the time. Preparing nutritional meals at home becomes a bit difficult in such a lifestyle. However, not every meal prepared at home has to be time-consuming. Avocado is an ingredient that can add a healthy quotient to your meal without much effort.
According to a report from 'everyday health', even two avocados a week can lower the risk of heart disease by 16-22 percent. Avocados are nutritious as they contain food fibers and minerals and are packed with dietary fiber, nutrients, and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Monounsaturated fats help in lowering our LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while maintaining HDL (good) cholesterol levels in the body.
The researchers endorse substituting avocado for fat-containing ingredients like butter, cheese, and processed meats primarily based on their findings.
What's the reason avocados are so healthy?
An Avocado contains 234 calories, so it may help you to feel fuller. Avocados are also rich in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Having calorie-dense food like Avacado will help you refrain from eating more unhealthy food.
Even if you don't like to have avocados, the healthier replacement for that can be walnuts, chia and flax seeds, almonds and olives which provide similar benefits. Take a look at the nutrition breakdown for a 201-gram avocado.
Fat: 30 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbs: 17 grams
Fibre: 14 grams
Vitamin C: 22% of the daily value (DV)
Vitamin E: 28% of the DV
Vitamin K: 35% of the DV
Riboflavin (B2): 20% of the DV
Niacin (B3): 22% of the DV
Pantothenic acid (B5): 56% of the DV
Pyridoxine (B6): 30% of the DV
Folate: 41% of the DV
Magnesium: 14% of the DV
Potassium: 21% of the DV
Copper: 42% of the DV
Manganese: 12% of the DV
Other benefits of Avocadoes
Avocadoes can not only help in improving heart health but also help maintain blood pressure too. They also have a high positive impact on overall health like reducing weight. They are rich in Vitamin E which is good for skin.