Παρασκευή, 12 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

HEALTH BENEFITS OF AVOCADO


 A medium avocado contains about 200 calories

9 mg of vitamin K (36% of the recommended daily consumption)  

7,3gr fiber, 

90 mg folic acid and  

12mg of vitamin C.

Αvocado is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which reduce LDL and improve HDL.  

Contains oleic acid and tocopherols, which inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells 

Prevents breast cancer

Contributes to deterioration of the retina of the eye and cataracts.

Contains potassium, protects against cardiovascular diseases and  contributes to better blood pressure control. 

Avocados also have antioxidants which act protecting against oxidative shock and removing free radicals, slow aging.

Have vitamin B complex, which help to combat stress. Especially Vitamin B6 helps in alleviating premenstrual syndrome symptoms.

 

Mary Pan, Clinical Biologist





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