The Lovely Avocado

by Renard Moreau

Avocados are a favourite among Caribbean people and many others throughout the world. It is said by some experts that this fruit originated in Mexico and Central America.

For starters, avocados are an excellent source of potassium — potassium protects our bodies from stroke, muscle cramps, heart disease and hypertension. So, it is no secret among the medical fraternity that it keeps the heart healthy.

Avocados contain monounsaturated fats; these healthy fats assist in the reduction of LDL cholesterol.

This delicious fruit is also filled with significant amounts of vitamin E — an antioxidant which protects our cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.

Avocados also contain glutathoine; this slows down the aging process and it also boosts our immune system.

Avocados are also beneficial to people who are afflicted with diabetes because it lowers the triglycerides in their blood.

The avocado contains: vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, niacin, riboflavin, potassium, folate, fiber, calcium, sodium and copper — which is great nutritionally!