From central and south america, avocado is a very versatile fruit which can be used in salted and sweet recipes. Avocado is rich in fatty acids which make it a good choice in cardiovascular health especially for people with hypercholesterolemia.
This fruit contains a good quantity of antioxidants, in particular proanthocyanidins which may protect oxidative stress, responsible for aging and degenerative diseases.
100 gr of avocado contains 7 gr of fibers. this allows a faster satiety feeling and participate in a healthy digestion by preventing constipation. They are also useful in a better management of type 2 diabetes.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, avocado seems to be an excellent source of vitamin b5 which allows the synthesis of hemoglobin, certain neurotransmitters and steroid hormones. Vitamin k participates in blood coagulation and bone health.
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