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Avocado Benefits



Avocado benefits are numerous to be avoided. It has been the major spice for guacamole dip and is much appreciated in many other nutritional diets.

Avocado fruit is pear-shaped and has hundreds of varieties around the world and are also known as butter fruit.

Avocado Types


Some of the A and B types of avocados are as follows:

A-type cultivars

  • Carmen
  • Reed
  • Hass
  • Maluma
  • Choquette
  • Gwen
  • Maluma
  • Lula
  • Pinkerton

B-type cultivars

  • Brogden
  • Shepard
  • Monroe
  • Edranol
  • Fuerte
  • Zutano
  • Ettinger
  • Zutano
  • Cleopatra
  • Sharwil
  • Bacon

Avocado Benefits 

1. Numerous Avocado nutrients in 100g


Below are some of the nutrients of Avocado in a 100g. These nutrients are essential for the functionality of the human body system.

i. 12 mg of Calcium: 

calcium is said to help in the the formation as well as the maintenance of  healthy bones and teeth. While it still keeps the heartbeat normal and at the same time keeps the muscles relaxed. 

It's also said to help keep the tissues strong, flexible and rigid; enabling the body to move normal. 

ii. 0.55mg of Iron: 

To produce the proteins, Hemoglobin (in red blood cell) and myoglobin (in muscle) which are oxygen-carriers the human body needs iron.

7µg of Fluoride: The tooth decay process may be reversed or stopped by fluoride. It can also stimulate the formation of new bone.


iii. vitamins C, E, K, and B6: 

for the normal development, growth and functionality of the cell vitamins are essential.

iv. 485 mg Potassium:

maintains fluids level in the human cell and as well helps muscles and nerves functionalities.

v. 29 mg of Magnesium: 

Magnesium helps in the production of energy and functionalities of the nerve and muscles.

vi. 52mg Phosphorus : 

Phosphorus helps in storing and using of energy by the body and filters wastes from the kidney.

vii. 7mg Sodium (Na): 

minerals and water are well balanced by Sodium.  It also helps in the relaxation and contraction of muscles, and the conduction of nerve impulses.

viii. 0.64mg Zinc (Zn): 

helps in carbohydrate breakdown, growth and division of cell and healing of wounds.

ix. 0.19mg Copper (Cu): 

Copper is necessary for brain development, immune systems and nervous maintenance. It helps to make blood vessels and energy. 

Copper also helps in genes activation and making of connective tissues.

x. 0.142mg Manganese (Mn): 

manganese helps in bone and connective tissues formation as well as wounds healing.

xi. 0.4µg Selenium (Se): 

helps in cognition improvements,  fertility, protects the against poisonous substances, helps the immune system function and chronic conditions defense. 


2. Avocado helps vision: 

Avocado with its antioxidant vitamin content can help vision against eye diseases and this publication believes so.

3. Fetal development:

Fruits and vegetables are recommended for both adult and children's health. Since the offsprings' diets is greatly influenced by the mother's, Avocado's being enriched with so many essential nutrients plays a vital role for the fetal development.

It is generally vital for maternity as it improver breast milk quality.

4. Health of the gut:

The digestive system needs fibre to stay healthy which Avocado is enriched with. These means that avocado helps gut health due to its fibre content.  

5. Appetite control: 

Avocado is agreed to be able to control one's appetite due to its fibre and fat contents by making one feel satisfied.

6. To keep a healthy heart:

This study says that low risk of coronary heart disease and CVD have connection with high consumption of avacado.

It also help in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

7. Withstands chronic disease:

Avocado also helps the human system in the protection over chronic diseases because of itsrich nutritional content. 

8. Brings down depression:

Avocado helps to prevent depression improving mental health. It also provides monounsaturated fatty acids and tryptophan

This suggests that avocado can help you with better mood because it is rich in folate and omega-3 (good for brain health).


9. Cancer prevention:

This study shows that avocado not only prevents cancer but also helps in it's treatment.

Studies have shown that phytochemicals extracted from the avocado fruit selectively induce cell cycle arrest, inhibit growth, and induce apoptosis in precancerous and cancer cell lines. -  sciencedirect

10. Blood pressure regulator:

Avocado can help reduce cholesterol level and high blood pressure. This is because it has loads of cleic acid it contains.

Blood pressure can be lowered and normalized if there are more consumption of potassium. and avocado is rich in potassium making it a go to.

Body weight maintenance: it is said that eating fruits and vegetables can help lower body weight. and it is also suggested that it can help in waste loss since it has different qualities of weight loss friendly food.


11. Anti-inflammatory: 

The anti-inflammatory properties of avocado is due to its antioxidants and monounsaturated content.

It helps to boost inflammatory reduction according to this research.

And this believes Avocado soybean unsaponifiables decreases inflammatory.

12. osteoporosis prevention: 

When the bones are in weak and brittle conditions, it can be termed osteoporosis. 

Avocado can help the bones prevent osteoporosis since it is rich in vitamin kas well as magnisium, phosphorus and manganese.

13. Osteoarthritis relief:

DJD (degenerative joint disease) which is also called osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis.

This makes the joint stiff and painful. 

Osteoporosis may be managed with Avocado soybean unsaponifiables.

14. Boost digestion:

Digestion is vital to the human system and Avocado's rich nutrient which include Potassium and fibre content enhances it.

15. Minimises bad breath:

Avocado is believed to reduces bad breath by freshening your breath.

16. Natural detoxification:

Avocado containing soluble and insoluble substances makes it a good fit for removing toxins naturally out of the body.

17. Antimicrobial action: 

This research may show that Avocado may be able to kill or stop the activities of microorganisms in the body.

Several avocado metabolites (essentially from secondary metabolism) are known to have antibacterial, antifungal, and insecticidal activity; however, very little is known about AMPs from this plant - NCBI

Avocado 🥑 is really a wow!
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