Hence, studies have shown that regular consumption of avocado is an excellent way to decrease cholesterol levels. Avocado has the amazing power to lower blood triglycerides and cholesterol levels, as well as to lower LDL cholesterol levels and to increase HDL levels.
Rich in nutrients
Avocados have an abundance of nutrients and each serving has more than 20 vitamins and minerals. Through consumption of one avocado you intake the following recommended daily values: 33% of vitamin C, 21% of vitamin E, 26% of vitamin B6, 53% of vitamin K, 19% of copper, 41% of folate, 28% of potassium, and 28% of pantothenic acid.
Absorption of nutrients
The amount of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals isn’t restricted; however, what is important is that the nutrients are properly absorbed. These nutrients are fat-soluble and this means that they need fat in order for the body to assimilate them. Some of them are vitamin A, E, K, D, and some antioxidants.
By adding ½ avocado to salads with carrots, spinach, and lettuce, you absorb 8.3 times the antioxidant alpha-carotene, 13.6 times beta-carotene, and 4.3 times lutein.
Prevention of diabetes
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at one point in our lives, diabetes is going to affect around 40% of people in USA. In order to minimize this risk, you must balance your blood sugar levels. One study showed that participants who were given ½ avocado with their lunch, and had their insulin and blood glucose levels checked at intervals, raised their carb and calorie intake, but showed no increase in the blood sugar levels, unlike those who didn’t consume an avocado with lunch.
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