Contrary to popular belief, avocado is the perfect fruit for anyone trying to lose weight. Eating just half an avocado at lunchtime helps squash food cravings for about 3-4 hours, thereby reducing the incidence of afternoon munchies. Its low-carb and high fibre content makes you feel full for a longer period of time, which also reduces the hunger-pangs. You also get the added bonus of having a good bowel movement. Yes I said it. No more constipation!
I have been asked about the nutritional value of avocado and how it affects our health. This fruit is very suitable for anyone with hypertension, diabetes and even high cholesterol levels. It does not contain any cholesterol, and has been known to reduce the level of “bad cholesterol” in the blood. It is also low in saturated fat, high in protein and high in potassium.
Avocado contains lots of vitamins that help the body fight off infection, maintain a normal blood level, and improve eye health and skin lustre. These are vitamins A, B1-B5, C, E, K, folic acid and iron.
Avocados can be eaten alone or added to other meals like salads, rice, pasta, or even with bread for breakfast. So instead of eating that heavy meal for dinner, have an avocado.
Try it sometime, I guarantee you would enjoy it!
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