“Eliminating grain carbs is one of the best and easiest ways to normalize your weight and support your health, but when you cut down on non-vegetable carbs, you need to increase your intake of healthy fats,” write Dr. Joseph Mercola in a March 15, 2014 article in Health Impact News Daily.
Avocados are one of the healthiest fats around: this monounsaturated fat can be burned for energy, which is good to know if you are cutting back on those other carbohydrates. Because of the high high-fat, low-sugar contents, eating often can lead to improved weight management, as a recent study has shown. They are also high in potassium (twice as much as a banana), a nutrient which creates heart health, inhibits the production of an inflammatory compound knows as Interleukin-6, will not increase triglyeride levels and can improve lipid profiles.
- We need potassium for the contraction of muscles. Low levels of potassium is associated with muscle twitching, cramps and muscle weakness.
- Consumption of diet with high amount of potassium is associated with reduced incidents of stroke.
- It is important for the balance of water and electrolytes in the body.
- It participates in signal transmission through the nerves.
- It is the main positively charged ion inside the cells. In addition, avocados are high in fiber, vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. The high fat content allows the body to absorb more of the fat-soluble nutrients and three to five times more carotenoids antioxidant molecules for free radical protection. According to Dr. Mercola, even conventionally-grown avocados are free of harmful chemicals.