5 health and nutrition facts of avocados you need to know now!

You can benefit so much from the vast treasures of nature that there is absolutely no need to depend on artificial supplements in order to stay healthy. The pear-shaped avocado, also called the ‘alligator pear’ due to the eerie resemblance to bumpy-skinned alligators, is one such wonder fruit in Mother Nature’s treasure trove. It has become increasingly popular among health-conscious individuals around the globe as there is greater awareness about nutritional value and health benefits of this super fruit (which, by the way, is a berry!). Given below are five vital benefits of avocados.

Reduction in cholesterol: Many individuals across the world are prone to serious heart diseases. One of the most important health benefits of this pear-shaped fruit is that it causes significant reduction of cholesterol levels in an individual. A research conducted with the help of eight human-controlled trials proved that it increases the good cholesterol levels in humans, while reducing the levels of harmful cholesterol. As a result, the risk of heart disease can be prevented to a great extent by its daily consumption of avocados.

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Protection from cancer: Studies conducted on some isolated cells in the body led to some interesting findings about avocados and their effectiveness in cancer prevention. Extracts from the fruit were shown to prevent the growth of cancer cells, while they also reduced side-effects in humans who were going through chemotherapy. Considering the fact that a high proportion of deaths in Singapore is due to cancer, we believe it is only prudent to include a fruit that is proven to possess cancer-protection properties in one’s daily diet. Read more