Avocados, otherwise known as an alligator pear, because of their shape and color, contain incredible amount of essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. As well as being delicious to eat, avocados are used in many health and beauty products including hair conditioners, face creams and bath oils, to name but a few. You can’t ignore avocados, they taste great, they do you good and they can make you look gorgeous too.

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Do you love avocado? Avocado is a very popular “super food” at the moment, filled with nutrients and good fats. It is also creamy and delicious, and can be used in sandwiches, salads, and omelettes – you can even use it as moisturizer for your hair!

  • Calories 160
  • Total Fat 15 g with Saturated fat 2.1 g, Polyunsaturated fat 1.8 g, and Monounsaturated fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 7 mg
  • Potassium 485 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 9 g
  • Dietary fiber 7 g
  • Sugar 0.7 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 16%
  • Calcium 1%
  • Iron 3%
  • Vitamin B-6 15%
  • Magnesium 7%

1. Maintain a Healthy Heart:

Avocado contains vitamin B6 and folic acid, which help regulate homocysteine levels. High level of homocysteine is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Avocado also contains vitamin E, glutathione, and monounsaturated fat, which help in maintaining a healthy heart.

2. Controlling Blood Sugar

Although the potential health benefits that Avocados have in being able to control blood sugar are still being researched, early signs are very encouraging. They already have a low glycemic index rating which means they are great for diabetics. But ongoing studies into the way that Avocados may be able to influence the way that our blood sugar is metabolized, could be of real significance.

3. Reduce Cholesterol:

Avocado makes the perfect, heart friendly snack. The fruit is rich in antioxidants and healthy fats that can lower the cholesterol levels in your body and keep your cardiovascular system in good working order.

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