Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Avocado or alligator pear is a large berry containing a single seed. It also contain fiber, protein and several beneficial phytochemicals such as beta-sitosterol, glutathione and lutein, which may protect against various disease and illness.
Here are some health benefits of avacado:
Maintains a healthy heart
Avocado contains vitamin B6 and folic acid which helps in regulating homocysteine levels. High level of homocysteine is associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
Lowers cholesterol levels
They are rich in a compound called beta-sitosterol which has been shown to be effective in lowering blood cholesterol levels.
Good for eyes
Avocado is good for eyes as it is an excellent source of carotenoid lutein, which helps protect against the age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
Reduces strokes risk
Avacado protects against stroke because of the high level of folate in it. It is shown that individuals who ate a diet rich in folate had a lower risk of stroke than those who did not.
Good for skin
The avocado oil is good for skin and added in many cosmetics because of its ability to nourish the skin.