Health Benefits of Avocados
Avocados, also known as "alligator pears," have many health benefits. This "alphabet fruit" contains vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6. They also contain anti-oxidants and health mono saturated fats. Along with these benefits, there are several more reasons why avocados should be added to your diet.
Avocados are high in potassium.
Avocados have 30% more potassium than bananas. Potassium helps in controlling blood pressure, and it aids in preventing circulatory diseases.
Avocados provide skin protection.
Chock full of vitamin E, this alligator pear can protect your skin and keep you looking healthy and young.
Avocados prevent symptoms of aging.
Rich in anti-oxidants, avocados boost the immune system and aids in keeping your nervous system healthy.
Avocados keep your eyes healthy.
Avocados can keep you safe from cataracts and macular degeneration, by means of carotenoid lutein .
Avocados can ease Arthritis.
The anti-oxidants in avocados can aid in preventing Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. The avocado helps in reducing inflammation at the problem area.
From keeping your skin looking healthy, to easing inflammation due to arthritis, avocados have the nutrients you need to keep you living a longer and healthy life.
(previously published by Shauna Silva on Yahoo Contributor Network)
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