Avocados have found their place in the North American diet. They have also recently appeared on the shelves of our affordable supermarkets. This fruit deserves the attention of both those who are trying to lose weight, as well as athletes. After all, it is a source of healthy omega-three fats, and almost does not contain carbohydrates.
Low glycemic index
Unlike bananas, or, for example, mangoes, avocados have a low glycemic index. It does not “sway” the level of blood sugar so that we constantly experience appetite changes, and a feeling of hunger. The fruit is good on any “sports” low-carb or high-protein diet, and its high fat content makes it good for the skin and muscles.
Avocados are sources of vitamins A and E, as well as healthy omega-three fats. Few fruits can boast of this. Fruits contain all these substances in a complex, which ensures their excellent absorption. And avocado contains 2 g of protein, 15 g of fat and only 9 g of carbohydrates per 100 g of product. The fruit is not only tasty, but also nutritious, has a high energy value, and allows you to make satisfying popular dishes, for example, from chicken breast, shrimp, or other low-fat protein.
High satiety index
Saying that avocados speeds up the metabolism, they mean its high satiety index. This fruit is perfectly absorbed, but at the same time, it is digested more slowly than apples and pineapples, because it contains not only fiber and sugar, but also fats. This allows us to stay full longer with fewer servings and fewer calories consumed. Therefore, the fetus should be included in the diet of those who are trying to lose weight by trimming calories. Avocados are less calorie than oils and nuts, but can produce the same nutrients. The fruit is perfect as a salad sauce or pasta for sandwiches with whole grain bread. It helps to eliminate harmful sources of fat from the diet, such as mayonnaise.
Good immune response
In the diet of a modern person there are few vitamins C and E. And these substances help protect our immunity, make it really strong. Vitamins improve the absorption of amino acids from complete proteins, and accelerate protein synthesis in muscle tissue. They also contribute to the restoration of the human immune system, and protect it from numerous diseases. 1-2 servings of this fruit per day are enough to improve immunity, and protect yourself from seasonal diseases.
Dreaming of active longevity? Avocados can become your companion and assistant. The fetus improves the absorption of vitamins and antioxidants from other healthy foods, as it is a source of healthy fats. It accelerates the metabolism in cells, and promotes skin rejuvenation. Avocados are on numerous product lists for youth and skin beauty.
In addition, the product helps maintain the speed of metabolic processes, and has a general anti-aging effect. Therefore, it is advised to include at least half an avocado per day in the diet.
The rejuvenating effect of avocados can be enhanced by adding the fruit to salads with rich sources of antioxidants and carotenoids - spinach, carrots, red bell peppers. This will help enhance the beneficial effects of vegetables, and get more anti-aging and healing effects.
Avocado allows you to keep your heart healthy, and blood vessels - “clean” from cholesterol plaques, the fruit helps to improve metabolic processes in the tissues of the myocardium, and eliminates the risk of hypertension and ischemia. The omega-three fatty acids it contains are considered the very first remedy for all
Simplicity and convenience of cooking
The serving size for those who are losing weight is half the standard fruit per day, for everyone else - a whole fruit. Ripe avocados are simply peeled and mashed with a fork or chopped with a blender. For the simplest sauce, add garlic or ground red pepper, a little basil and sea salt to the pulp. Such an avocado paste can be applied to bread, added to salads with any vegetables or chicken breast. Less ripe fruits are diced and mixed with other vegetables. Avocados can be stored for a long time without a refrigerator, it is important not to expose the fruits to direct sunlight.