Three Great Reasons To Eat Avocado


Three Great Reasons to Eat Avocado

 

1.Avocados Stabilize Blood Sugar and Fight Metabolic Syndrome

The healthy fats and other nutrition you get from avocados help your body to stabilize blood sugar, insulin, and contributes to fat loss and muscle building. They are low glycemic index with no rise in blood sugar and no fat-storing insulin release. The healthy fat content in avocados makes you feel full longer and cuts down on food cravings, so that makes it a perfect food.

 

  1. Cancer Prevention

The Journal of Nutrition and Cancer reported that avocados are a major player in cancer-fighting and study results show phytochemicals as powerful as some chemotherapy!  Phytochemicals extracted from avocados help induce apoptosis (cancer cell cycle death), and they inhibit cancer cell growth.

Avocados provides an abundance of monounsaturated fats that help fight cancer by being an effective anti-inflammatory agent. Beta-sitosterol also protects the prostate gland in men, fighting cancer and improving immune functions. And the powerful carotenoids fight skin cancer as well.

 

  1. Weight Loss

While avocados get a bad rap because they are calorically dense and high in fats, they are actually a great weight loss food.

Diets lower in carbohydrates actually actually have been shown to help in fat loss, and in reducing hunger because they keep blood sugar and fat-storing insulin in check.

Healthy fats (like the omega 3 fats in avocado) are super filling and increase satisfaction that help you eat less overall.

Healthy fats allow you to go longer between meals without getting hungry. Healthy fat helps your body absorb more fat-burning vitamins and minerals.

My favorite meal is having avocado and tomato on toasted 15-grain whole wheat bread.  Tomatoes and avocado are in season so get out there and enjoy the gifts of good, whole, nutritious food.