May 10, 2017

Health Benefits of Avocado | Nutritional Value

What are the Basic Features of Avocado?


Avocado (Persea Americana) belongs to a group of tropical fruits and originates from Central and South America.

Green avocado tree can grow to 20 meters in height; the branches always bear tasty and ripe fruit.

The fruit of the avocado resembles a pear fruit; it has an outer green peel, and in the middle is housed round kernel.


Outer bark of the avocado can be green to brown, can be rough to smooth depending on the varieties.

Internal avocado flesh is pale green to yellowish in color and makes high caloric part of the fruit. 

Its taste resembles a blend of flavours of melon and nuts. Internal avocado mass is the main ingredient of Mexican sauce.

Nutritional Value of Avocado and Health Benefits


Avocado is one of the high caloric foods, but because of the content of unsaturated fatty acids, avocado is proved to be extremely healing in the removal of unnecessary cholesterol and excess weight.


Avocado is one of the high caloric foods, but because of the content of unsaturated fatty acids, avocado is proved to be extremely healing in the removal of unnecessary cholesterol and excess weight.

From minerals avocado is rich in potassium, and contains a very little sodium. 

Thanks to the optimized relation of sodium and potassium, avocado occurs normal excretion of excess fluid from the body, reducing the oedema and redistribution of body fat, which is extremely important for the process of weight loss.

Another important ingredient of avocado is mineral magnesium which is important for the normal functioning of muscles.

From vitamins, avocado is rich in vitamin A, E, C, B6, riboflavin, folic acid. 

The presence of vitamins in avocados is very important in maintaining a healthy and youthful skin

Vitamins affect the synthesis of collagen, antioxidant effect preventing premature aging of skin cells; participate in the metabolic processes of the production of proteins that are part of the skin and so on.

Among other important nutrients, avocado contains vegetable fibbers, proteins and most important - glutathione, a potent antioxidant, important in the fight against cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

The Use of Avocado in the Diet


Avocado can help you to reduce your total daily calorie intake and in manner of that, avocado does not disrupt the good taste of dish.

Suppose you could mash avocado and replace the mayonnaise, fatty toppings and butter. 

You could spread mashed avocado on toast adding him various seeds and sprouts.

Mashed avocado can be added in pasta, rice, and it is great as a topping for fish and meat.

Buying and Storing Avocado


When buying avocados, buy fruits whose bark has uniform structure and color, avoid soft and rotten fruit but also do not buy too unripe fruit of the avocado, because it does not contain nutrients in quantity as a mature fruit.

When you prepare dish with avocado, and you happen to be left half, just sprayed it with lemon juice to avoid oxidise and change color in brown.