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World Avocado Day: Living a sickness free life with just one fruit

World Avocado Day: Living a sickness free life with just one fruit

 

Avocado which is also known as an alligator pear or butter fruit, the versatile avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.

 

To maintain balance, we will also look at the possible health risks of consuming avocados. Every fruits has it own risk if consumed in proportion more than required.

 

 


Avocados are good fruits which is rich in nutrients which is very essential for the body. The seed is also a great source of nutrient for people battling with diabetes and all sought of cardiovascular diseases.

World Avocado Day: Living a sickness free life with just one fruit
World Avocado Day: Living a sickness free life with just one fruit

As a food scientist, I have found out that plant protein are more of a good source that animal( This is because of the effect animal protein have on our microbial guts and also the effect on the useful microbes in our gut).

 

I found  a lot of fruit very interesting but today I will be sharing more light on avocado. Make sure you eat an avocado today!

 

Cholesterol:

Avocado seed flour has been shown to reduce total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol, high cholesterol and Bad often called the “bad” cholesterol because it collects in the walls of your blood vessels, raising your chances off health problems like a heart attack or stroke .

World Avocado Day: Living a sickness free life with just one fruit

Diabetes:

Avocado may reduce blood sugar levels, thereby helping the body to stabilize Blood sugar and maintain balance.
According to the Department of Internal Medicine and Nutritional Sciences Program of the University of KentuckyTrusted Source, high fiber intakes are associated with significantly lower risks of developing coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and certain gastrointestinal diseases. Increased fiber intake has also been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and enhance weight loss for obese individuals.

 

 


Antioxidant:

Avocado seed have strong antioxidant properties, antioxidant are high functional nutrient in food and plant. Since they are mostly phytochemical, they are easily and speedily digested and perform their functions faster and better .

World Avocado Day: Living a sickness free life with just one fruit
World Avocado Day: Living a sickness free life with just one fruit

Antibacterial:

The seed extract of this fruit has been known to stop the growth of Clostridium sporogenes, a spore-forming bacteria.

 

Antifungal:

The seed has inhibited fungal growth. In particular, it can inhibit Candida albicans, a yeast that often causes problems in the gut. Also Avocados contain substances that have antimicrobial activity Trusted Source, particularly against Escherichia coli, a leading cause of food poisoning.

 

Osteoporosis treatment.

Half of an avocado provides approximately 25 percent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin K.
This nutrient is often overlooked, but is essential for bone health.

 

 


Vitamin K is often overshadowed by calcium and vitamin D when thinking of nutrients important for maintaining healthy bones, however, eating a diet with adequate vitamin K can support bone health by increasing calcium absorption and reducing urinary excretion of calcium.

World Avocado Day: Living a sickness free life with just one fruit
World Avocado Day: Living a sickness free life with just one fruit

 

How to make use of Avocado Seeds to get the best from them.

Collect the seeds from as many Avocado as you can get . Cut them into pieces and air them to get dry, you can also microwave. Ensure that it is completely dried. Place these dried seeds into either a grinder or even a Mortal(pounded yam) and grind/pound untill it becomes a powder. Sieve to get very fine powder. Keep your powderer avocado into a  tight container and place in your kitchen cabinet. You can also grate them while fresh and then microwave the powder.

 

How To Use the grated Seeds

A teaspoon of these Avocado seed powder inside a cup of warm water, stir and drink on an empty stomach. You can take this twice a week or daily depending on the severity of what you’re trying to address. You can also add them in little quantity as spice into your meals while cooking. Suitable for all persons.

 

Avocado can be used as a preventive measure for the aforementioned ailments –

Pregnant women and lactating mothers

Avocado is also a great fruit for pregnant women, it contains all the essential nutrient that that the little one needs. Folate is extremely important for a healthy Baby, taking avocado reduces the risk of miscarriage and neural tube defects.

Recent research from McGill University found a 30 percent higher incidence of a variety of birth defects in baby mice conceived using sperm from mice with a folate deficiency compared with mice conceived using sperm from mice with adequate folate levels. Also lactating mother’s will find avocado very useful as it’s a good source of carbohydrates and a great source of energy .

 

 


How to make smoothies with this fruit.
One Avocado

Three dates

Some coconut milk

Add one small cup of water .

Then blend .

You can drink after blending or keep in the refrigerator to be taken as a chilled smoothies.

 

Also you can literally add this fruit to almost all your food, maybe except for food you cook under very high temperature in order not to destroy the available nutrients.

  • Spread avocado on toast in the morning instead of butter.

  • Use avocado instead of mayonnaise in chicken or egg salad, or as a spread on a sandwich.

  • The soft, creamy texture of an avocado and its mild taste make it a perfect first food for babies.

TEMI BADMUS
Temi Badmus is a Food scientist and an Art enthusiast. Her desire is to give a listening ear to people and to give an opportunity for everyone to be heard. She is a humorous and controversial writer, who believes all form of writing is audible if it's done well. Temi Badmus is research oriented, dog lover; she is currently a mum to two brutal Jack Russell terrier " Cash and Indigo" . 🐕 🐕 The future is female... The future is Productive.