Avocados are delicious fruits that come with a whole lot of health benefits. They are extremely good for your skin and hair as they are rich in beta-carotene. They are also good for digestion and liver functioning. They can also help regulate the fluids and toxins in your body. And that is not it – they are also good for your heart as they lower LDL cholesterol.
A lot of people aren’t aware but avocados come from the family of bay laurel and cinnamon even though they have nothing in common! In 100 grams of avocado, you’ll get 160 calories but the best part is that it’s all healthy calories and will not make you gain weight. It has a total fat content of 15 grams, including 2.1 grams of saturated fat, 1.8 grams of polyunsaturated fat, and 10 grams of monounsaturated fat. It does not contain any cholesterol and has 7 mg of sodium along with 485 mg of potassium. The total amount of carbs is 9 grams, including 7 grams of dietary fiber and 0.7 grams of sugar. It has 2 grams of proteins and also offers a ton of essential minerals. Of the recommended daily dosage, a 100 grams of avocado contains 2% of vitamin A, 1% of calcium, 16% of vitamin C, 3% of iron, 15% of vitamin B-6, and 7% of magnesium. It does not have any vitamin D or vitamin B-12 in it.
Some of the health benefits include:
It’s good for the digestive system
It’s good for dental care
It has cosmetic properties
It’s good for your liver
It helps with morning sickness during pregnancy
It has antioxidant properties
It’s good for your eyes
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