Avocados are a true superfood. Some claim this high-fat fruit is the single best daily food to improve your health and slow down the aging process.
Avocados are a good source of protein and essential amino acids. You need to get essential amino acids from your diet because the body can't make its own. Avocados are also high in fiber and furthermore, do not contain antibiotics or hormones, like what's found in many animal proteins.
In addition, avocados are a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are the good fat your body needs. Avocados contain no cholesterol and boost your HDL ("good") cholesterol level, which regulates triglycerides and helps prevent diabetes. Healthy fats also help protect your heart, brain, joints and more.
Avocados are also an excellent source of carotenoids (plant medicines). Whenever you eat carotenoid-rich foods, you deliver first-class vitamin A to your body. This protects your eye health and enhances your immune and reproductive health. Since they are fat-soluble, the nutrients in avocados are easily absorbed by your body.
When it comes to inflammation, the unique combination of vitamins C and E, carotenoids, selenium, zinc, phytosterols and omega-3 fatty acids in avocados helps reduce inflammation. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and stroke are influenced by chronic inflammation. Indeed, chronic inflammation might just be the root cause of all degenerative disease.
So if you would like a quick and easy way to improve your health, fight disease and slow down the aging process, then look no further than the mighty avocado.