The Avocado: King of Enzyme Rich Superfoods?

Don’t listen to health myths. Throughout the 1990’s, health experts often warned against eating coconut milk or coconut products, so many people did without them and their multiple health benefits. The same thing happened to the avocado, with supposed “health” experts labeling them as a culprit of cholesterol and obesity because of their calorie and fat content. However, there are 5 reasons to eat avocado and they are all involved in boosting your health:

Protein content
Avocados contain all 18 essential amino acids, which are necessary for the body to form a complete protein. Avocado protein is the most easily absorbed kind of protein because they contain fibre. If you are a vegetarian or are trying to cut down on animal sources of protein in your diet, then avocado is your solution.

Fats
Avocados provide the right kind of fats that your body needs. Similar to olive oil, avocado actually boosts the levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol, which helps protect against damage caused by free radicals. This kind of cholesterol also helps to prevent diabetes.

Carotenoids
Avocados are a super source of carotenoids. The best known of these are beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein. When people consume carotenoids, they are delivering great quality vitamin A to the body, benefitting eye health. Carotenoids also enhance the functioning of the immune system and are fat-soluble so eating avocados enhances absorption of these nutrients.

Anti-Inflammatory effect
The amazing package of nutrients offers great anti-inflammatory benefits. Avocados contain vitamins C and E, carotenoids, selenium, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids, which all help guard against inflammation. So eating avocados goes a long way to preventing inflammatory conditions like osteo and rheumatoid arthritis.

Healthy Hearts
The good fats inside avocados actually go a long way to provide protection against heart disease. Avocados contain oleic acid, which is a primary fatty acid that has been proven to improve cardio vascular health.

Avocados are also great sources of natural enzymes, which have the purpose of keeping our digestion healthy so that we may absorb all of the goodness that Avocados offer.

We recommend a healthy diet of fresh fruit and vegetables, including avocados. Supplement with Atone Natural Enzyme supplements to improve digestion and overall health by leaps and bounds.