(ORDO NEWS) — Avocado is considered one of the healthiest and tastiest fruits. It contains about 20 different useful substances. Due to this, it has a beneficial effect on the body.
According to a specialist nutritionist, avocado boasts a large number of substances that are beneficial to the body. Scientific studies confirm that this fruit has four health-promoting properties.
1- Helps to lose weight. This is proven by a 2021 study published in The Journal of Nutrition. According to the results of the analysis of the data obtained by scientists, it turned out that in women, when eating avocados once a day, the amount of visceral fat on the abdomen decreased, as well as the ratio of subcutaneous and visceral fat.
2- Protects the heart. This is due to the monounsaturated fats that are found in avocados. Such fats can reduce the amount of “bad” cholesterol and increase the amount of “good”.
Adding half an avocado to your sandwich improves heart health by reducing the production of compounds that lead to inflammation, and improves blood flow, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.
3- Enhances nutrients. A team of scientists from Ohio State University found that when eating avocado meals (2.5 tablespoons), people get 13 times more beta-carotene, eight times more alpha-carotene.
These substances help fight cancer, cardiovascular diseases. Also, a study conducted in 2021 showed that avocado lovers consume more fiber, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
4- Positive effect on the intestines. A 2021 study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that adding an avocado to a meal every day improved gut health and eliminated more fat from the body overall in three months.
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