There are 231 calories in 100 grams of avocado, so it is not recommended for people with excess body weight in larger quantities
Avocado is a woody plant from the Laurace family. It has a height of up to 20 meters. It has always green leaves, a small yellow-green flower and a smooth or rough green fruit. The fruit resembles a pear. Inside the fruit, one large dark seed is protected by soft, fragrant, very fatty and tasty yellow-green flesh. Avocado is originally from Central America. Today it is grown in Asia, Africa, the Mediterranean and other countries with a warm climate.
Avocado was used in the diet by the Aztecs and Mayans. These ancient peoples believed in the aphrodisiac properties of avocados. They gave the avocado the name “fruit of love”. Avocado arrived in Europe from the New World (along with many previously unknown plants). The French king Louis XV was very fond of avocados – it is written in the historical archives. Avocado was also used as a vegetable because of its unusual taste. Avocado meat goes well with salty dishes, especially appetizers, cold soups, salads, sauces. It contains 23 g of fat in 100 grams of fresh fruit.
Nutritionists believe that avocado is a real energy bomb. It is rich in protein and easy to digest. That is why it is recommended in children’s nutrition.
It is recommended for athletes because of the high percentage of potassium (680 mg in 100 g), magnesium (43 g), which is important for muscles, removal of excess fluid from the body, and sugar (6.9 g).
This exotic fruit also contains considerable amounts of phosphorus (48 mg), calcium (16 mg) and sulfur (35 mg). It contains a lot of vitamins E, C, PP and group B.
Avolado is beneficial for overall health. Fats and beta-sitosterol lower bad cholesterol while simultaneously influencing the production of good cholesterol. Potassium lowers blood pressure and affects the proper functioning of the heart. Antioxidants (vitamins E, C and A) successfully fight against free radicals. Thus, they slow down and prevent cell aging, especially if you eat avocado with tomatoes and carrots (rich in alicopene and beta-carotene).
Avocado is recommended for pregnant women because it contains a lot of folic acid
Due to the high content of vegetable fibers and vitamin B6, it is recommended for diabetics.
Avocado is a great beauty ally
Vitamin E affects the softness of the skin. Protects the skin from external pollution. Vitamin A prevents the formation of wrinkles. Vitamin B5 prevents hair loss. Avocado seeds produce high-quality oil that makes the skin soft and elastic, giving the skin moisture. The flesh from the fruit is an excellent nourishing and moisturizing face mask, lip and hand balm or hair pack.