Overview of Avocado

Avocado is scientifically known as the “Persea Americana” and is associated with the family of Lauraceae. It grows in many shapes such as pear-shaped, egg or oval shaped and a fully grown tree of avocado can grow up to 15 – 20 feet.  Avocado can be cultivated in the Mediterranean areas especially with no direct western sunlight in the initial time due to the weak roots and tree structure. The outer skin is of green color with a fleshy texture inside and big round seed inside the fruit. It has numerous health benefits as reported by individuals such as heart health, eyesight, Osteoporosis, weight loss, and prevent cancer. It is advisable to store it in a cool or dry place with no direct sunlight. You can purchase it easily through the online and nearby markets at a very nominal cost.  It contains the antibiotic, antiinflammation, detoxifier, and diuretic medicinal properties which are very beneficial for health benefits. Avocado demands are much higher than its cultivation however, many governments are taking the strict initiative to enhance its production levels and spread the awareness for its health benefits. You can eat raw fruit and use it in different purposes especially culinary use such as salads dressing, mocktails, smoothies, sandwiches, and deserts however, it is being used in various culinary items and for other health problem treatment.

Nutritional value of Avocado

Avocado contains the numerous nutrients as reported in the research conducted by the specialist and we have specified the general nutritional value as per 100 gram underneath:

Ingredients Quantity
Energy 670 KJ
Carbohydrates 8.53 gram
Total Fats 14.66 gram
Protein 2 gram
Vitamin A 0.007 mg
Thiamine 0.067 mg
Riboflavin 0.13 mg
Niacin 1.73 mg
Pantothenic acid 1.389 mg
Vitamin B 0.257 mg
Folate 0.081 mg
Vitamin C 10 mg
Vitamin E 2.07 mg
Vitamin K 0.021 mg
Calcium 12 mg
Iron 0.55 mg
Magnesium 29 mg
Manganese 0.142 mg
Phosphorus 52 mg
Potassium 485 mg
Sodium 7 mg
Zinc 0.64 mg
 Water 73.23 gram
Fluoride 0.007 mg
 Bita-Sitosterol 76 mg

**Above mentioned nutritional value may vary from the actual product.

Health benefits of Avocado

Avocado has several health benefits as reported by the specialist and we have specified some of the best-reported benefits underneath:

  1. Eyesight – You can improve the eyesight and prevent the damage caused due to many factors by eating Avocado regularly as it contains the lutein and zeaxanthin phytochemicals that support the tissues in the eye to develop antioxidant properties from the free radicals in the body especially in eyes
  2. Osteoporosis – Being a rich source of Vitamin K it improves the calcium absorption in the body and helps in preventing Osteoporosis naturally. It strengthens the bone density and flexibility for improved mobility of the bones
  3. Heart Health – Avocado has shown tremendous results in reducing blood cholesterol levels in the body especially bad cholesterol which prevents heart problems such as stroke, coronary problems, and heart attack
  4. Pregnancy – It contains the folate nutrient which supports the pregnancy and prevents the miscarriage as folate is the most essential nutrient during pregnancy for the overall development of fetus and mothers well being
  5. Digestion – You can improve the digestion by consuming Avocado regularly as it is a rich source of fiber which enhances the digestion in the body naturally and few studies suggest that it can improve the weight loss regime due to the proper digestion in the body
  6. Natural Detoxification – It acts as a natural detoxifier in the body and improve the regular bowel movement that helps in flushing out the toxin or waste out of the body naturally
  7. Antimicrobial – Primary reason for food poisoning is Escherichia coli which can cause severe health problem however, avocado contains the antimicrobial properties especially to Escherichia coli naturally
  8. Depression – It can be reduced naturally by eating Avocado regularly as it is a rich source of folate nutrient which prevents the build-up of homocysteine, a substance that can impair circulation and delivery of nutrients to the brain

Side effects of Avocado

Avocado is safe and well tolerated by the individuals however, few studies conflict this results moreover it is not safe for the pregnant and lactating woman to consume Avocado. We have specified the generally reported side effects of consuming it underneath:

  • Breast Milk – It is not recommended for the lactating woman to consume it due to the strong composition of natural nutrition can damage the mammary gland and also impact the health of the infant especially upset stomach
  • Hypersensitivity – Individuals facing this problem should avoid eating avocado as it can worsen the situation and can stimulate the feeling of dizziness or vomiting and skin problem. You should consult a specialist for the advice before eating it to avoid any complications
  • Liver Problems – Few studies have reported that it can cause the liver problem due to the availability of estragole and anethole in the composition of nutrients which can damage the liver and can lead to severe health problems which need medical attention on priority and you should consult the specialist on priority to avoid any complications
  • Latex Intolerant – People with latex intolerance should avoid eating it as avocado can aggravate the reaction of latex in the body such as skin rashes. itching, and other allergic reactions
  • Cholesterol – Overdosage of it can unbalance the good cholesterol levels in the body due to the Beta-SItosterol composition which has reported side effects on cholesterol levels in the body. You should consume it in a moderate portion to avoid this and individuals with reported cholesterol problem should consult a specialist for the advice before consuming it

Few other side effects reported by the individuals have been specified underneath:

  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Acid reflux
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Weight gain

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Disclaimer: Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice, nor it is intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please consult a specialist for the advice.

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