Avocados… a steely defense

For too long banned from our plates under the pretext that this is a high-fat fruit which is bad for our cholesterol, would avocados be a source of benefit for our body, after all?

 

It is true that avocados have undeniable energy-giving virtues (as such, it perfectly suits sportsmen and children in full development), 80% of its fat supplies are unsaturated and contain a high proportion of oleic acid – the same acid from which olive oil derives its virtues. Furthermore, it contains precious vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, K), mineral salts (copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium), and other trace elements (manganese, zinc).

 

A precious ally for our body

 

As a result, the benefits for our body are numerous: beneficial action on the cardiovascular system, prevention of brain injury, improvement of blood flow, fight against constipation, elimination of uric acid and kidney stones, detoxification of the liver, which is the source of tonus (a genuine ally against anaemia).

 

It is also a precious ally to protect the outside part of our body because it harbours skin cells, thus marvellously helping to combat skin ageing. Say goodbye to wrinkles, say goodbye to dry, dehydrated skin and dull hair. And the icing on the cake is, it even accelerates tanning by improving carotenoid assimilation, which produces the famous tanned complexion on a silky skin. A beauty secret to let time flow without inconvenience.

 

It is worth remembering that, in 7000 BC, Aztecs and Mayas already considered it a “miraculous” fruit. A return to the roots is necessary.

 

 

By Florence Barthelet

 

11/06/2013

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