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Foods That Cleanse The Body: Avocado
When you hear the word avocado, you may start day dreaming about smooth, silky, delicious guacamole. I know I sure do! But did you know that the avocado is a little nutritional hulk? Yes, the avocado might have a high fat content, but it contains powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that the body reaps great benefits from.
The fat content of this little fruit is made up primarily of phytosterols, which are key in the body’s anti-inflammatory reaction. Another key portion of avocado fat composition is known as oleic acid. Oleic acid is thought to help the body absorb nutrients better in the digestive tract. Avocado fat is monounsaturated, reduces cholesterol, and reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease. So don’t let the high fat content scare you, its good for you!
Pair the unique fat composition of avocados, with their vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content and you will agree that this little fruit is a nutritional giant. Avocados are low in sugar, contain 4 grams of protein per serving and are rich in phytochemicals, that prevent various cancers. This delicious green nutrition giant is filled with vitamin C, B9, B6, B5, E, K, folate, and has more potassium than a banana.
The newest information that I am excited to learn about the avocado is that it naturally contains glutathione. Glutathione is to me, the antioxidant powerhouse! Adding glutathione to your daily diet eliminates toxins in the body, is anti-aging, and gives your body an immune-boost, and protects you against certain cancers! So eat fresh, unprocessed avocados with a source of vitamin C, like tomatoes, and you will increase your body’s absorption of glutathione. Sounds delicious to me!