Why You Should Be Eating Avocados AND Avocado Pits | BeLiteWeight | Weight Loss ServicesAvocados are also known as the alligator pear and it is not only the flesh that is good for you, but also the pit of an avocado. Here are several benefits to both the flesh and its pit.

Benefits of Avocados

• Helps to lower your cholesterol levels, because avocados are rich in beta-sitosterol, which is a component that can effectively lower your blood cholesterol levels.

• A great source of potassium, which means they can help in stabilizing blood pressure levels.

• Phytonutrient compound, such as flavonoids and polyphenols, are said to have anti-inflammatory properties. These compounds can reduce the risk of degenerative and/or inflammatory disorders.

• Folic acid and vitamin B6 are found in avocados, and these two are essential to help in regulating homocysteine levels. In addition to that, avocados contain Glutathione, monounsaturated fat, and vitamin E, which can assist you in maintaining a strong heart.

• Avocados are good for your eyes as well, as they contain carotenoid lutein. This element helps to shield against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

• This type of fruit also helps in regulating your blood sugar levels. In fact, the monounsaturated fats in it can reverse the insulin resistance.

Benefits of the Pit

Antioxidants: Antioxidants are an important component, as they are able to protect your body from molecules and atoms that are associated with diseases and aging. Avocado seeds contain a high level of antioxidants, making them greater than the pulp itself.

Fiber: Fiber is good for your blood circulation and digestion. It is stated that ripened Hass avocados are the best because they contain the highest level of fiber.

Toxicity: Avocados contain a number of certain components, such as tannins, that can be toxic if consumed in large quantities. Nevertheless, if you boil the seeds, they are safer to consume, as the elements are destroyed while boiling.

Potassium: This is an indispensable nutrient that is important for your nerves, organs, digestive system, and muscles to function. The seeds contain higher potassium in comparison to the fruit itself.


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