The avocado is a very noble food, however, due to its concentration of calories and fat, it is often mistreated and set aside from our diet.
The avocado is a very noble food, however, due to its concentration of calories and fats it is often mistreated and set aside from our diet. To confirm that its consumption does not harm our body at all, we show you four scientifically proven benefits of avocado.
- It helps reduce bloodcholesterol and improve the lipid profile in general, because it concentrates good fats that in addition to reducing total cholesterol and LDL or bad, help maintain good cholesterol, HDL or cardioprotective in the body, as has been studied.
- It helps in the prevention of metabolic diseases, such as metabolic syndrome that includes obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia and hypertension, as has been proven in a research where, in addition, avocado intake is associated with a diet of better nutritional quality.
- It provides satiety and can be a good resource when we try to control what we eat, as it has been observed a lower appetite up to 5 hours after ingestion. In addition, in rats, weight loss has been proven when avocado is ingested.
- It increases the concentration of nutrients in our dishes, because in addition to having been linked to a better quality diet, avocado is an excellent source of nutrients such as proteins, fats and carbohydrates and also vitamins and minerals among which stands out the vitamin A, E, folic acid, potassium, magnesium and other B complex vitamins, such as has been studied.
As we can see, avocado is a fresh fruit that, although it concentrates more calories and fat than others, can offer valuable benefits to our diet.
Add avocado to your diet
Previously we have said that because of its creamy texture, avocado can be a great tool in the kitchen, as a replacement for other ingredients of poorer nutritional quality, but if you also want to enjoy all the benefits mentioned above, we give you some recipes to add avocado to your diet:
- Avocado, green apple and mint lime cold cream
- Salmon and Avocado Tartar
- Avocado, Cheese and Honey Salad
- Chicken and Avocado Salad with Honey Vinaigrette
- Avocado and Cheese Sandwich
- Stuffed avocado
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