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 Avocado Benefits


Avocado Benefits 

Avocado is considered as a ‘superfood’ due to its rich nutrient composition. Its healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants makes it one of the healthy fruit. It is incredibly gaining importance amongst all the health conscious.

Almond and Avocado Toast, Toasted Almond Bread Topped with Avocados

Almond and Avocado Toast, Toasted Almond Bread Topped with Avocados

Also called as Makhanphal or Kulu Nashpati, Avocado is a large, fleshy pear-shaped berry. It has a single large seed surrounded by buttery pulp and hard skin. The outer skin is yellowish-green to maroon or purple in colour, while the soft flesh is a pale yellow-green. The flesh has a texture similar to a firm ripe banana, smooth and buttery, with a faintly nutty flavour.

Avocado Salad ( Recipe For Shiny Hair)

Avocado Salad ( Recipe For Shiny Hair)

What’s impressive about Avocado is that it’s a fruit so it requires no cooking. You can enjoy it in the form of Guacamole – the most famous Mexican Dip. Alternatively you can just chop it or remove the pulp and enjoy with a slight sprinkle of salt.

Guacamole, Mexican Avocado Dip

Guacamole, Mexican Avocado Dip

7 Super Health Benefits of Avocado

1. Antioxidant Gallore : Lutein and Glutathione are the main antioxidants in avocado which work towards building a healthy YOU. The main job of antioxidants is to prevent free radicals damage to the cells. These free radicals, which are formed due to metabolism, stress, pollution etc., if not warded off have the power to damage cells of the body. Try a complete antioxidant drink like Avocado Kale and Mango Pulp Smoothie

Avocado Kale and Mango Pulp Smoothie

Avocado Kale and Mango Pulp Smoothie

2. Vitalizes the Skin & Promotes Vision : Vitamin E, another antioxidant, plays an important role in a youthful skin. Vitamin E increases the moisture and flexibility of your skin. By keeping your skin healthy, it makes you look younger and feel better. It also helps treat sun burn. Furthermore, vitamin C, a water soluble vitamin also contributes in skin health.

Avocado and Cherry Tomato Crostini

Avocado and Cherry Tomato Crostini

It participates in collagen synthesis – a protein highly needed to maintain the elasticity of the skin. Avocado Grapefruit and Strawberry Salad fulfills 69% of your days requirement for vitamin C and 8% of requirement of vitamin E. These 2 vitamins along with protein from Avocado also improve vision and reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataract too.  

Avocado Grapefruit and Strawberry Salad

Avocado Grapefruit and Strawberry Salad

3. Optimally Manage Weight : The fiber (5 g) and the healthy fats (11 g) along with low carbs (6.3 g) aids in weight loss. Fiber takes the longest time to digest and gives you a feeling of satiety for long hours. If you are on a low carb diet intending for quick weight loss, then avocados are your best friend. Moreover, avocados are a good source of protein (1.5 g) as well. This helps boost your overall metabolism and assist in weight loss. Try the Avocado Broccoli and Bell Pepper Lunch Salad, instead of carb laden foods.

Avocado, Broccoli and Bellpepper Lunch Salad

 Avocado, Broccoli and Bellpepper Lunch Salad

4. Combats Constipation : Avocados are rich in fiber and for this reason they promote gut health. Apart from papaya, fresh figs and pineapple as natural laxatives, avocado is also a fruit which helps to bind the stools and help in their easy movement through the digestive tract, thus preventing constipation. Don’t believe it? Try the power of this fruit from Nature’s healthy basket by way of Avocado and Tomato Healthy Salad.

Avocado and Tomato Salad, Healthy and Quick Salad

Avocado and Tomato Salad, Healthy and Quick Salad

5. Advocates Heart Health : Eating a poor diet is a steadfast way to an unhealthy heart. Give your body the essential key nutrients to maintain heart health and in turn overall health. Avocado is one health-heart fruit which you must not miss out on adding to your diet.

Blueberry Avocado Vegan Smoothie, Healthy Breakfast

Blueberry Avocado Vegan Smoothie, Healthy Breakfast

You can have it in the form of Avocado Dip as a variation. They are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) which help to manage the cholesterol levels within normal limits. They also help reduce inflammation in the body and prevent blockage of arteries – one of the main reasons for heart attacks. Further, avocados also have a good ratio of potassium to sodium. A high potassium and low sodium ingredient enables to keep your blood pressure stable, which helps to stave off heart disease and stroke both.

Corn Chips with Salsa and Avocado Dip, Jain Salsa

Corn Chips with Salsa and Avocado Dip, Jain Salsa

6. Dodges Cancer : Yes, avocados are cancer preventive. Research suggests that all the antioxidants from avocado inhibit cancer cell growth due to their power to reduce inflammation. They benefit the skin, heart, liver, kidney and all the organs of the body.

Quinoa Avocado Veg Healthy Office Salad

Quinoa Avocado Veg Healthy Office Salad

In fact, those have existing cancer, can also add avocados to their diet. Avocado Spinach Vegan Smoothie is good for Cancer patients who often have mouth sores, nausea or loss or appetite. It will help fight the cancer cells and prevent their multiplication. Check list of other Foods for Cancer.

Avocado Spinach Vegan Smoothie Recipe, Healthy Smoothie

Avocado Spinach Vegan Smoothie Recipe, Healthy Smoothie

7. Observe Blood Sugar Control :  Though avocados are high in fats, they are all healthy fats – MUFA, as mentioned earlier. These MUFA along with its high fiber and low carb counts is perfect for a diabetic diet. MUFA not only promote healthy cholesterol levels and blood pressure, but they also improve insulin sensitivity to help manage diabetes.

Avocado Dressing

Avocado Dressing

Avocado during snack time will meet all your nutritional needs while avoiding those dangerous spikes in the sugar levels. Kale and Avocado Salad with a olive oil and lemon juice dressing will surely not fail to please you.

Kale and Avocado Healthy Salad

Kale and Avocado Healthy Salad

Get acquainted with its nutrition facts here…..

Nutritive Information for Avocado :

½ cup of chopped avocado is about 75 grams
RDA stands for Recommended Daily Allowance.
Energy – 120 calories
Protein – 1.5 g
Carbohydrate – 6.3 g
Fat – 11 g
Fiber – 5 g

Vitamins:

7.5 mg of Vitamin C = 18.8% of RDA (about 40 mg)

See full nutritional details of avocado in Avocado glossary click here.


Avocado Benefits



A flavourful and healthy avocado-based dip, Guacamole originated in Mexico but has now become popular all over the world not just as a dip but also as a salad dressing and sandwich topping. Ensure you take ripe avocados to avoid a raw taste that displeases the taste buds! Once you have made the right choice of fruit, there is nothing more to this dip that chopping and mixing in varied ingredients like tomatoes, onions, garlic, etc. A dollop of fresh cream enhances the texture and mouth feel, while the lemon juice imparts a refreshing tang and also prevents discoloration of the avocado pulp. You can also chop or slice avocado and use in recipes like Tostadas, Veg Mexican Tostadas Recipes , Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Salad and Avocado Salad .
This is a smoothie with a twist. Hardly does anybody think of including greens in a smoothie, let alone kale. We tried it and loved it, and we are sure you will enjoy it too. This unique Avocado, Kale and Mango Pulp Smoothie combines creamy avocadoes and peppy mangoes with nutritious kale. The drink leaves a mild after taste of kale, which you will like. You must just ensure that this smoothie is served immediately after preparation because it tends to blacken in colour after a while and also gets thicker. Try other nice smoothies like the Avocado Spinach Pear Smoothie and the Papaya, Green Apple and Orange Smoothie .
Extraordinary and off-beat, this salad brings together a rare combination of fruits that you would never have thought of putting in the same bowl. The Avocado, Grapefruit and Strawberry Salad is a unique treat that has wonderfully good looks, an awesome aroma and mouth-watering flavour. Grapefruit gives you a tongue-tickling, fizzy taste that is so characteristic of it, while strawberry gives a pleasing colour and enchanting taste. Avocados, of course, give you a luscious texture while a honey-based dressing adds to the aesthetic taste of this salad. Serve it immediately after preparation before the fruits get watery. You can also try other exotic salads like the Strawberry Spinach Salad and the Grapefruit, Coconut and Peanut Salad .
A dashingly colourful salad with a very high feel-good factor, just perfect to pack for lunch ! The Avocado, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Lunch Salad has a splash of various colours, textures and flavours ranging from the creaminess of avocadoes to the tanginess of tomatoes, not to forget the spicy crunch of vibrant bell peppers. It is quite filling and ideal to take to office for lunch. You can pack the lemony, herby dressing in a separate box and toss the salad with it just before eating. This tasty salad is also super healthy, with avocadoes giving you healthy fat, broccoli and bell peppers protecting you with vitamin C and loads of antioxidants, and olive oil pampering you with Omega-3 fatty acids. Total peace of mind, and lots of happiness too! You can also try other salads for lunch like Vegan Healthy Lunch Salad or Mixed Sprouts Beetroot Healthy Lunch Veg Salad .
Classic avocado dip made with riped avacados. The avacados are mashed with a fork and then mixed with, tomatoes, green chillies and lemon juice. Can be served as a dip with corn chips. You can also try other Jain friendly dips like Cheesy Pepper Dip or Walnut Dip .
There is nothing like slurping up a creamy smoothie to replenish your energy after a vigorous workout, as a quick and healthy breakfast , or when you feel hungry between meals. It is easily one of the healthiest snacks you can have, and fortunately easy to prepare too! In this delectable Avocado Spinach Vegan Smoothie, super-healthy almond milk is used as a base instead of curds. Avocado helps to thicken the smoothie and gives it a lovely creamy texture. It also happens to be a super food of sorts. It is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and protein , but is still easy to digest. Another wonderful ingredient in this smoothie is spinach, which gives a nice green colour to the smooth while also contributing its share of nutrients. The Avocado Spinach Vegan Smoothie lasts for 3 to 5 hours in the refrigerator, if stored covered. You can also try other Vegan Breakfast recipes like Protein Packed Poha or Jowar Upma .
Many of us pass by the tray of avocados at the market, unaware that this wonderful fruit can be used for much more than puddings and milkshakes. In fact, it can be combined with juicy and fresh veggies to make scrumptious salads too. Quick and fabulous, this Avocado and Tomato Salad is sure to become one of your favourites. A tongue-tickling dressing, with the refreshing tang of lemon and the peppy taste of mustard, is what makes this salad so special. Make sure you serve the salad as soon as you toss the avocadoes and tomatoes with the dressing, in order to enjoy the fresh flavour and texture. You can also try Avocado and Cucumber Sushi and Avocado Dip .

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