This staple food of many vegans and vegetarians is a meal in and of itself. This great food, a cross between a fruit, a vegetable and nut is so good for you that many people in tropical countries rely on them as a main source of vegetable protein and vital nutrients.
Avocados provide great energy with their high Vitamin B content, containing three important B vitamins, pyrodoxine (B6), pantothenic (B5) and folate.
Avocados are also full of 13 essential minerals that can help to repair red blood cells, balance the endocrine system and prevent anemia. They contain potassium, iron, copper, and magnesium for starters.
Avocados are also a great source of lineolic acid and oleic acid. These are two important forms of monounsaturated fats that the body needs to keep our hearts healthy and metabolizing fats and carbohydrates so that we don’t become obese.
Avocados help with digestion since they have a high soluble fiber content and are a great remedy for constipation. Avocados lower sugar cravings, and reduce cholesterol levels.
Avocado pulp can be used to condition the hair and skin as well since they are full of Vitamins A and E. Just rub an avocado skin on dry skin – the knees, elbows or face and enjoy beautified skin, or use as a conditioner in the shower for your hair.
Tip: Instead of adding avocado to your next sandwich at Subway, buy them fresh and organic from your local grocery store.