According to the famous saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, it seems an avocado a day promises the same benefit.
Avocados are not just one of the most delicious fruits in the world, they’ve also been shown to be very nutritious.
So, what if you ate an avocado a day? Here are some ways your body will respond.
Keeps your breath fresh
Bad breath happens mainly as a result of indigestion and upset stomach. You will stop experiencing this once you make avocado part of your daily menu. Avocado contains antibacterial and antioxidants flavonoids which kill bacteria in your mouth and keep your breath fresh. In fact, avocado is so effective that it may even help prevent oral cancer. Studies at Ohio State University showed that nutrients found in avocados can prevent oral cancer cells from developing.
Helps your kidneys work efficiently
Avocados contain potassium, a powerful mineral which helps your body keep a healthy fluid balance. This allows your kidneys to function better. Interestingly, avocados are highly recommended for patients with kidney disease. However, people with the condition called Hyperpotassemia should steer clear from avocados because it can be detrimental* to their health. The high amounts of Potassium in the fruits can cause more problems for them. If you’re not sure whether you should be taking avocados, consult your doctor.
Boosts liver function
Just like your kidneys, your liver benefits from avocado consumption. Avocados help your body produce an antioxidant called glutathione. The liver uses this oxidant to filter out harmful substances that can lead to its damage. Also, avocado contains vitamin C and E which work together to neutralise free radicals that can harm your liver. Given these benefits, you should start eating avocados as your liver will thank you for it.
Lowers blood pressure
Again, potassium’s ability to regulate your body’s fluid balance benefits your blood pressure. Not only does it lower blood pressure but it also prevents osteoporosis. If you’re in search of foods that can lower your blood pressure, avocado should be at the top of your list.
Boosts eye health
Your eyes benefit from the diet you eat. Of all the the foods beneficial to your eye, avocados ranks high up. This is because avocados are high in antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants protect our eyes against harmful blue light emitted from phone and computer screens. If you add avocados to your diet, the retinas of your eyes will surely thank you.
So, do you like avocados? How often do you eat them? Tell us in the comment section below.