Regular use of avocados (not more than 50 grams per day) will positively affect the condition of bones, joints, blood vessels, hair and skin, nutritionist Svetlana Fus said.
She notes that avocado fruits are rich in silicon (100 grams of the product contains 213% of the daily value), boron (14.3%) and nickel (140%). These elements play an important role in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and hormones. The product is also a good source of potassium and magnesium.
“Avocados are high in Vitamin E (13% per 100 grams), a natural antioxidant that protects the body from premature aging. Despite the fact that half the pulp of one fruit contains nine grams of carbohydrates, about seven of them are fiber (20% of daily needs, ”the expert writes on Instagram.“ Moreover, the high content and unique combination of natural antioxidants in avocados (primarily vitamins, minerals and unsaturated fatty acids) help the body fight inflammation and strengthen immunity. “
In addition, 100 grams of avocado contains a half-hour dose of phytosterols, which reduce the concentration of cholesterol in the body, and also contribute to the production of collagen, while maintaining youthful skin.
“It should be remembered that 100 grams of avocado – and this is half the pulp of one fruit – accounts for about 120-160 calories (depending on the variety), mainly due to fat,” adds Svetlana Fus. “And although it contains very useful irreplaceable fatty acids – Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9, should not be abused. After all, 100 grams contains about 15 grams of fat, which is almost half the daily rate of vegetable fats. “