Many people enjoy eating avocado and this is does not apply only for Americans. It is tasty and contains a lot of nutrients and comes with different health benefits.

Moreover, a lot of studies show that those who eat avocados on a daily basis have lower BMI (body mass index) and much better nutrient intake than people who do not eat avocados on a regular basis. Below are some of the amazing benefits of eating avocado:

Healthy fats

They have a lot of good monounsaturated fats and can lower the risk of stroke, heart attack and bad cholesterol levels.

Weight loss

By eating ½ an avocado during lunch you can fight with weigh gain, because it will keep you fuller for longer. In one study it was shown that people who ate avocado during lunch had 40% lesser desire to eat again in 3 hours and also 28% lesser desire to eat something 5 hours after their meal.

Blood pressure

It was stated by the American Heart Association, that avocado is natural sources of potassium and it can help you to control high blood pressure. However, avocados also contain a lot of fats and that is why you should reduce the fat intake from other ingredients so you can reduce the fat levels.

Cholesterol levels

A lot of people have problems with high cholesterol and this just increases the risk of developing a cardiovascular diseases. You can reduce the cholesterol levels naturally. It is shown in many studies that eating avocado on a regular basis can help you to reduce the cholesterol. They can help you to reduce the cholesterol and triglycerides and to reduce the LDL and to increase the HDL levels.

Nutrient absorption

The minerals, nutrient and vitamin amount is not restricted; but you have to know that proper nutrient absorption is very important. All of these nutrients are actually fat-soluble, meaning that in order the body to assimilate them they need fat.

Diabetes prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that at one point in our lives, diabetes will affect more than 40% of the population in the USA. If you want to minimize this risk, it is important to balance the blood sugar levels. In one study it was proven that people who ate ½ an avocado along with their lunch, and had their blood glucose and insulin levels checked at certain intervals, increased their calorie and carb intake, and still they did not have an increase in the blood sugar levels, which was the opposite from those who did not ate avocado with their lunch.

Eye health

One of the main causes for the blindness in the Unites states is muscular degeneration. Litein and zeaxanthin are the ingredients have a positive effect in fighting against this problem. There are many foods which have a lot of lutein and zeaxanthin and one of them is avocado.

Pregnancy

One of the most important foods for pregnant women is avocado, as it contains a lot of potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and folate. Vitamin B6 is very important for the development of the brain and tissue of the baby. Additionally, it can alleviate morning sickness. Folate is also very important for healthy development of the fetus which happens in the early stages of the pregnancy.

Bone health

They contain a lot of copper, vitamin K, and folate, which helps in maintenance, as well as building of strong bones.