To spread, in pieces, in slices, in guacamole, or in avocado oil, it’s a nourishment that we have to include in our nutrition. Also its delicious taste and different textures, this fruit contains multiple benefits and vitamins that will provide a perfect balance to your diet.
How many nutrients do you think 100 grams of avocado have?
Which are they vitamins?
The avocado has 12 of the 13 of the existing vitamins, the only that it doesn´t have is the B12 vitamin, because this one is from animal origin. Because its multi- vitaminic condition you can find on it:
Vitamin A: The one that helps you to keep your vision healthy.
Vitamin E: The one that works as an antioxidant for your body and hormonal functions.
Vitamin B: This one is fundamental in your skin and nails care, also in your capillary care and the nervous system.
Vitamin K: Fundamental nutrient in the blood coagulation.
Folic Acid (vitamin B9):
Protects the process of detoxification in the liver, and if it’s consumed while the pregnancy helps to prevent malformations and congenital defects in the baby.
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5):
This vitamin helps to control the metabolism, releasing the energy of the carbohydrates and fats. Also is an important ally in the red blood cells production.
Also it contains minerals as phosphorus, manganese, coper and cinc.
What maybe you didn’t know about avocados oil:
One of its biggest and important characteristic is that because of its vegetal origin it doesn’t had cholesterol, it is also high in omega 9 and it has a balance in fatty acids that help your organism; also it helps to prevent chronic diseases, like cerebrovacular accidents and coronary diseases.
Multiple studies have proved that “consume 30 grams of avocado or 2 spoons of its oil every day for 15 days will decrease the value of cholesterol in persons that present high levels of this”. ¹ ².
Also is important to stand out that include avocado in our diet in any of its presentations will help to reduce the probability of suffer a cardiovascular disease.
Without a doubt the avocado it’s a nourishment that you can’t miss in your diet. Consume it in different ways and enjoy its benefits.
Find more nourishments with multiple benefits for you and your family:
- 1. ARedalyc, Sistema de Información Científica / Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (2010). Tema: Importancia de los antioxidantes dietarios en la disminución del estrés oxidativo. Aguascalientes, México.
- 2. e-Gnosis, revista digital Científicas y Tecnológica / Universidad de Guadalajara (2005). Tema: El aceite de aguacate y sus propiedades nutricionales. Guadalajara, México.