Health BenefitsAvocados are nature's original health food. They are considered as one of the world's most nutritious fruits, because they contain a wide variety of many natural minerals and vitamins. Less than half a medium avocado (about 100g) contains about 171.0 kcal (food energy). Avocados have the highest concentration of dietary fibre of any commonly eaten fruit, almost 3.2 grams per fruit. High fibre intake lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
Avocados are rich in disease fighting anti-oxidants such as vitamin A, C and E that help in cleaning up dangerous excesses of free radical cells known to contribute to heart diseases, cataracts, premature ageing and cancer. Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Iron and Boron are the most important minerals contained in this underestimated fruit. Avocados are high in essential fatty acids that are important to the diet because the body cannot produce them. They are present in every healthy cell in the body and are critical for the normal growth and functioning of the cells, muscles, nerves, and organs.