Avocado lately more popular. Fruit is usually a complement to a salad or dessert is now considered a super fruit by the perpetrators of a healthy lifestyle. What are the benefits?
The new study conducted by a team of scientists from Iran analyzing 129 research about the benefits of avocado consumption in the components of metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is a term used to describe a combination of three or more risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, which is high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and waist width.
The research team concluded that the avocado is beneficial in terms of cholesterol levels. Regularly eat these fruits can reduce bad cholesterol, triglycerides, and total cholesterol. In addition it also increases levels of good cholesterol.
"The effects of reducing blood fat, antidiabetic, antiobesity, antithrombotic, and protection of the heart, are also found in some studies," the researchers said in a report in the journal Phytotherapy Research.
The results of this study reinforces the status of the avocado as a super fruit.
Cynthia Sass, a nutritionist who was not involved in the study said, avocados also helps reduce abdominal fat, the most dangerous type of fat.
Avocados contain healthy fats and also has a satiating effect. So, this fruit is highly recommended by those who want to lose weight and reduce your intake of saturated fat.
Another advantage of the avocado is the content of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
"Avocados are suitable for inclusion in various types of dishes. It can be mixed with the ingredients of sweet or savory," says Sass.
However, for the best benefit, you should not consume avocado with added sugar.