Do you know how healthy the avocado is? Well, it is known to be one of the healthiest foods due to it’s amazing nutritional values.

These miraculous fruits are believed to derive from Puebla, Mexico, and the oldest evidence found in that area is that they existed about 10.000 years BC.



This is a fruit that is considered to be a large berry and grows on trees which are about 6 feet tall. The avocado, just like the banana, ripens one to maximum two weeks after being picked.

The avocado, as we previously mentioned, is packed with plenty of nutrients, among which are the Vitamins C, E, B complex, K, calcium, zinc, magnesium, iron, sodium, manganese, phosphorous.

If you care to read something more about the avocado, here are some interesting facts about it just to start you off.

First, the avocado, being high in fiber, can help in the process of losing weight and putting the blood sugar levels in order. Second, the avocado contains more potassium than a banana does.

The banana contains only 10% potassium, and the avocado contains 14% of it. Third, by eating the avocado you help your body absorb five times more beta carotene, thus preserving the health of the eye.

Furthermore, the avocado can put your cholesterol levels in order. If you eat an avocado per day, for a period of about two months, your cholesterol levels will return to normal and the blood triglycerides will drop for 20%.

The avocados also contain folate and Vitamin E, which are both great compounds when it comes to the health of the heart. They can preserve it from any diseases and keep it to it’s optimal function.

Finally, and this one is quite interesting, a recent study has now shown that the avocado is high in oleic, which means that it prevents breast cancer, prostate cancer and seeks out the oral cancer cells to destroy them.