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8 Facts About Avocado

Avocado is an interesting food. It is delicious and is loaded with a number of health benefits. This article is purely dedicated to this fruit. Here are 8 amazing facts about avocado.

1. Avocado is more than ten thousand years old
Avocado has been on the list for over 10,000 years. It is a native of America, but was first discovered in Puebla, Mexico.

2. Avocados are very high in fiber
Avocado is rich in fiber. A medium-sized avocado has about 10 grams of fiber. Of the total fiber, about 75% is insoluble (it speeds up the passage of food inside the body) and 25% is soluble fiber (makes you feel full).

3. Avocados are super-food
They are rich in essential nutrients, a true super food, containing vitamin K, C, E, B5, B6, potassium and folate. In addition to these benefits, avocados still contain manganese, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamin A, B1, B2 and B3.

4. Avocados are rich in potassium, more than bananas
We have always heard that bananas are the best and richest source of potassium, but avocados contain more potassium than bananas. Potassium helps in monitoring blood pressure.

5. Avocado helps in lowering cholesterol levels
Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats that are very healthy for the heart. Monounsaturated fats help raise HDL (good cholesterol) levels and lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels.

6. Avocados protect the eyes
Avocados contain powerful antioxidants that help in protecting the eyes. Contains nutrients like zeaxanthin and lutein. These two nutrients are great for the eyes.

7. Avocados have anti-aging properties and other dermatological benefits
Avocados have magical anti-aging properties. Being rich in vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and other healthy nutrients, they slow down the aging process and keep the skin young. Avocado also helps to combat many dermatological benefits. They help reduce skin damage, such as reversing the damage done to the skin by UV rays.

8. Avocados are beneficial in osteoarthritis
Avocados help relieve the pain and damage caused by arthritis. It is an effective treatment against osteoarthritis as it helps relieve the symptoms.

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