Lose Weight, Feel and Look Great with Avocado

by Maria on December 19, 2013

Avocado is a nutrient-dense, and a metabolism-enhancing food, worth adding to your healthy weight loss plan, if you want to lose weight, stay healthy and look great!

To illustrate, nutrient-dense foods are those foods that provide vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and other substances that may have positive health effects, with relatively few calories. They minimize, or exclude solid fats, added sugars, added refined starches, and added salt.

An important point to remember!Research has found that your body is unable to function efficiently without nutritious food and water!

Science has shown that avocado provides your body with healthy monounsaturated fats, high fibre, good levels of protein and particularly low carbohydrates. In addition, it contains vitamins and minerals, such as, Vitamins B, B2, B5, B6, folic acid, C, E, and K, iron, potassium, and the carotenoids  lutein, and beta-carotene.

Why you should Include Avocado in your Healthy Weight Loss Diet Plan

With its High Level of Nutrients, High fiber, and Beneficial Monounsaturated Fat Content, Avocado:

  • Enhances metabolism, and can help body fat-burning;
  • Significantly increases satiety;
  • Has the ability to improve nutrient absorption from other foods to satisfy hunger.

Why Include Avocado in your Healthy Diet Plan

Above all, because Avocado Has the Following Health Benefits:

  • Improves cardiovascular health with its the potential to both reduce levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol,  and raise ‘good’ cholesterol in your blood;
  • Vitamin E in it lowers cholesterol oxidation that can lead to heart attacks and strokes;
  • Potassium in it regulates blood pressure, blood sugar and, as a result, helps maintain a healthy heart;
  • Dietary fiber in it also controls blood sugar levels and helps the digestive system;
  • The monounsaturated fats in it help improve insulin function and blood glucose levels;
  •  May help reduce inflammation that leads to arthritis, and reduce arthritic pain. Besides, in a more concentrated form, regular use of avocado oil is said to be particularly good as an arthritis treatment;

How Avocado in your Healthy Weight Loss Plan Can Help you Look Good

  • You look nice and slim;
  • The antioxidants carotenoids in it provide significant protection for your skin from the environmental damage that leads to fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging.
  • Vitamin C and Vitamin E in it help the creation of elastin and collagen, which bind your skin cells together and maintain skin firmness;
  • The monounsaturated fatty acid (oleic acid) in it maintains moisture in the epidermal layer of your skin.

In conclusion, eating avocados regularly can help you lose weight, stay healthy and look great! Two thumbs up! 🙂

 

 

 

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