Why Eat Avocado?

Why Eat Avocado?

The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to Mexico and Central America, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. Avocado or alligator pear also refers to the fruit, botanically a large berry that contains a single seed.

Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, they ripen after harvesting. Trees are partially self-pollinating and often are propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.

Thw avocado is prized for its high nutrient value and is added to all sorts of dishes due to its good flavor and rich texture. It is the main ingredient in guacamole.

Here are some of the benifits of Avocado.

  • Blood sugar health.
    Aids in regulating and stabilizing blood sugar.
  • Eye health.
    Provides pleic acid which improves the cardiovascular system. It also contains folic acid to control homocysteine levels.
  • Immune system booster.
    Contain antioxidant “Glutathione” which boosts body system.
  • Weight loss.
    Contain more fiber than any other food and make you feel full faster and you will eat less.

Did you know?

Avocado contain 35% more potassium than a banana.

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