Healthy Avocados

The Avocado is a fruit native to central Mexico, and has several health benefits. It contains oleic acid similar to olive oil, oleic acid has been shown to protect against breast cancer. Avocado has also been known to help fight and prevent prostate cancer and oral cancer. They also contain the carotenoid lutein and more of it than most other fruits consumed commonly. Lutein promotes eye health and helps prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. Studies show that Avocados help lower cholesterol and contains folate which can help increase heart health. Avocados contain an antioxidant called glutathione which can help against aging, cancer and heart disease. They also increase the amount of carotenoids (the family that contains lycopene and betecarotine) that are absorbed into the body from foods eaten around it by as much as five times what would normally be absorbed.

 

 

About Thain

I am a high school senior with a strong interest in psychology and philosophy; my interest in psychology stems from my analytical thinking, I analyze just about everything. It is similar for philosophy except that everything is more in theory than in fact. These all compound to create the reason why I joined HNWF; self help type stuff has a lot of psychological principles in it and surrounding it. I joined because I was surrounded by it and the idea of being part of it interested me.

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