Facts About Eating Avocado

PhotoGrid_1403932189747In the Middle East, I hardly find avocado in the marketplace, simply because this fruit comes from other countries. That is why it is a little bit more expensive than in my country Philippines. Nevertheless, avocado has loads of nutrients, which are essential in your health. Not only it contains healthy fats, but it also controls bad cholesterol in your body.

The truth is, avocado is approved by many cardiologists because it has a heart-healthy unsaturated fat, a fatty acid regarded as healthier than saturated fats. Other foods that contain unsaturated fats are olive oils, nuts, canola, and vegetable oils.

However, eating too much of it should be avoided, since one person shouldn’t exceed to the limit of 30% daily caloric intake according to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States.

In some studies, technically, it said thatavocado does not have cholesterol, since cholesterol is normally found in animal meats and dairy products. In fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) claims that “Cholesterol is  just one of the many substances created and used by our bodies to keep us healthy.”  Actually avocado provides a healthy fat, which is beneficial to our body and reduces the risks of developing heart diseases in the future.

In other words, this healthy fruit is highly recommended for most people, as it is high in fiber and has essential nutrients such as alpha and beta-carotene, lutein, vitamin C, E, K, B6, and folic acid that keep us fit. And of course, this should be followed by adequate sleep, proper diet and regular exercise.

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About Alon Calinao Dy

Alon Calinao Dy is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing at St. Jude College, Manila. He is one of the top students at St. Jude College of Nursing and a former clinical instructor at St. Augustine, Quezon City. He was a staff nurse at Fatima University Medical Center, Valenzuela City in 2007 and currently at Chest Diseases Hospital (formerly known as Kuwait Heart Center) , Sabah Region, Kuwait since 2011. A registered nurse-midwife in the Philippines, a certified CGFNS International Nurse, and a registered nurse in the State of New York, USA, he also worked as a staff nurse at the International Medical Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2010. Alon is the author of “Best Love Poems Collection, ” which is available in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Lulu, Goodreads, etc. A regular poetry contributor at the Bitchin’ Kitsch, a zine in the USA and other websites, he is also one of the staff writers in the filipinonurses.org and buzzle.com, as well as a sports writer in Philboxing.com, Boxing.com, Boxinginsider.com, Boxingnews24.com, and many more. His hobbies and interests include playing basketball, chess, swimming, and reading. Check his poetry book at www.lulu.com/spotlight/Bestlovepoems.
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