Avocado is often turned down because of its high fat content. However, studies have shown that not only avocado fat didn’t lead to weight gain; it even helps to boost metabolism speed after a meal.
But much more than to rev-up your metabolism, avocado has great health benefits, including detoxification support. Very rich in antioxidants, those anti-ageing substances that fights cardiovascular diseases and protects against cancer, avocado contains almost as much as antioxidants that 125 ml of cooked broccoli. Those antioxidants also play an important role in natural detoxification.
Avocado is also very high in both insoluble and soluble fiber, while still being very gentle on the gut mucosa. This is ideal to gently cleanse the colon and carry toxins out of the body. Its high fiber content also makes it a good detox food to lower HDL cholesterol levels and manage diabetes.
The “good” fats in avocado help your body to absorbs vitamin A, a potent antioxidant that is involved in the natural detox process. Researchers also found that avocado is one of the foods with the most phytosterol levels, a substance that is known to naturally lower bad cholesterol and strengthens the heart. But the most interesting health benefit of avocado is definitely its ability to restore liver cells, which makes it an ideal detox food to include in a liver cleansing diet.
Avocado is also an excellent source of a wide variety of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B5, B6, K, B1. B2, E and C, as well as folic acid, copper, phosphor, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron and zinc.
Do you like avocado? What’s your favorite recipe using avocado?