1. Contains Mono-Unsaturated Fatty Acids That Are Good For The Heart
Avocado is a high fat fruit. 77% of the calories contained in it come from fat thereby making it one of the fattiest plant food. But the fat contained in it is a special type of fat known as Oleic Acid. Oleic Acid has been proven to reduce inflammation and has shown to have beneficial effects in the genes that are connected with cancer. Oleic Acid is also believed to be responsible for some beneficial effects in Olive Oil. The fats contained in Avocados are also resistant to heat-induced oxidation making the oil from an avocado a very safe option for cooking.
2. Contains Good Source of Fiber
Fiber is a nutrient that is also found in large amounts in an avocado. It is basically indigestible plant matter that contributes greatly to the reduction of blood sugar spikes, weight loss and is strongly connected to lowering the risk of many diseases. 75% of the fiber contained in an avocado is insoluble and 25% is soluble. Soluble fiber is known to have the ability to feed the friendly gut bacteria in the intestine which is vital in making our bodies function normally. A 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving of avocado contains 7 grams of fiber which is basically 27% of the recommended daily amount.
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