Forest Garden, Permaculture

Benefits of Avocado

Inside of the Avocado

Avocados have a high fatty acid content but they contain extremely low levels of cholesterol (Basically negligible). Many people tend to stop eating avocado due to its high-calorie content, thinking that it may add to their weight. However, it contains fewer calories when compared to butter and other high-calorie dietary items. Also, much of the fat content comes from unique sources, like phytosterols, which are beneficial for a number of reasons.

There are many different varieties of Avocados, the most popular of all is the creamy Hass variety. Avocado trees grow well in tropical, sub-tropical and equatorial areas, but like so many other fruits, the cultivation of avocados is the easiest in the Mediterranean climate. That being said, avocados originated in the state of Puebla, Mexico, where evidence in caves dates back to at least 10,000 B.C.

Ancient Central American and South American cultures were known to use wild avocados. It only appeared in other parts of the world in the last 500 years but has quickly gained popularity for its unique appearance, taste, and health benefits.

Avocados are considered a “superfood” for good reasons. Avocados are rich in various nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They are also a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids. They are a good source of energy and contain a number of essential vitamins and minerals. Avocados contain calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. They also contain minerals such as vitamin C, B6, B-12, A, D, K, E, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. Furthermore, they are a great source of dietary fiber, and a single serving can provide more than 40% of the daily requirement.

Avocado Fruit Trees

Many benefits of consuming Avocados are :

  • Skin and Hair Care – Contains nutrients that are beneficial for maintaining healthy skin. They have the ability to nourish the skin with essential vitamins and will make your skin glow.
  • Improves Vision – They contain carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin, which help to protect your eyes against cataracts, eye diseases related to age, and macular degeneration.
  • Promotes Healthy Heart – Beta-sitosterol, which is found in avocados, helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
  • Morning Sickness – During pregnancy, morning sickness is very common. Avocados help overcome nausea and queasiness during pregnancy since it contains vitamin B6, which is commonly connected to reducing nausea and vomiting.
  • Anti-cancer Properties – Health benefits of avocados include a lower risk of cancers, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. Avocado contains carotenoids and monounsaturated fat, both of which contribute to the significant reduction of cancer. Avocado also contains Glutathione, an antioxidant that protects the cells from cancer and the dangerous effects of free radicals. The list of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds in avocados is impressive.
  • Treats Arthritis – The anti-inflammatory properties of avocados are perhaps its most valuable attribute, and between the wide range of phytochemicals, flavonoids, carotenoids, phytosterols, fatty alcohols, and omega-3 fatty acids it contains, avocados are one of the best foods for reducing the inflammation in tissues, joints, and muscles. Arthritis affects tens of millions of people around the world, and by consuming a proper amount of avocados, studies have frequently shown the symptoms and associated pain of arthritis can be efficiently reduced

Interesting Fact :

Avocados Can Function As Aphrodisiacs. The word avocado originated from the Aztec people and meant testicle. Avocados are rich in saturated fat, which is important in the synthesis of testosterone (Hormone). It is no coincidence that modern diets that seek to actively restrict fat intake coincide with lowest testosterone levels, and with it, low sex drive. So indirectly, avocados are indeed aphrodisiacs.

Avocado Fruit Tree

Avocados are relatively easy to grow in your home garden. They tend to grow into a very big tree, therefore seasonal pruning is required if space is an issue. Avocado trees are truly stunning trees and are extremely abundant once they reach maturity.

Avocado trees will fruit far beyond your life span, living for over 200 years.

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