Avocado has appeared on the channel a few times.
We talked about why you should eat avocado every day, how to make it last longer, why not throw away the pit, and even how its leaves are good for the health. Have you watched any of these videos?
Avocado is rich in fibers, vitamins C, K, and B, and potassium and copper. Besides that, it:
- Helps prevent stretch marks, wrinkles, and cellulitis because it is rich in vitamin C, which helps metabolize the collagen that makes the skin firm;
- Aids in muscle hypertrophy, giving energy for exercise and proteins that help in muscle recovery;
- Helps control and prevent heart diseases, controlling the LDL cholesterol (bad) and increasing HDL cholesterol (good) while lowering triglycerides levels.
- Increases hydration of the hair, making it shinier and softer;
- Improves brain function by stimulating blood circulation and increasing concentration which contributes to memory.
See how many benefits?
If you like avocado like us, you will be surprised by what we found out:
According to a new study from the University of Illinois, eating an avocado a day improves intestinal health. Did you know that?
The researchers analyzed more than 150 adults, ranging from 25-45 years old, during 12 weeks.
During the analysis, the participants had meals with and without avocado once a day.
The group who ate avocado in meals showed an increase of beneficial bacteria and microorganisms compared to the other group.
The scientists concluded that eating an avocado everyday results in less fecal bile acids and more fatty acids, increasing the bacteria that ferment fibers in the intestine, collaborating to digestive health, isn’t it cool?
You don’t need to eat a whole avocado per day to get this benefit.
Women can ingest around 4.93 ounces and men around 6.17.
Ideally, you should add avocado to only one meal, and don’t forget that it won’t do any miracles alone.
Maintain a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
Now that you know another benefit, try adding avocado to your diet.
After all, the same way we worry about how our diets affect our hearts, we need to think about how they affect our intestinal health.
Now tell us: how often do you eat avocados?
Source(s) / Reference(s):
Avocado Consumption Alters Gastrointestinal Bacteria