Avocados have been shown to have numerous cancer fighting capabilities according to various studies that documented a significantly lower risk of several forms of cancer including breast cancer and prostate cancer when avocados were consumed.
One of these reasons is because avocados contain glutathione, an antioxidant that can protect cells from the effects of cancer.
Studies have also found the avocado’s generous supply of fatty acids, carotenoids, and other helpful nutrients all play a preventive role in preventing cancer and heart disease.
But the avocado offers so much more. While traditionally avocados have only been used for making guacamole, the fruit is now gaining its own popularity due to its health benefits and ability to fight obesity and metabolic syndrome while supporting healthy skin, joints and eyesight.
Avocados also contain a form of fat known as avocatin B that studies have shown has a remarkable ability to fight what is known as acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a deadly form of cancer. The study carried out by researchers from The University of Waterloo in Ontario and the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Canada appears in the June 2015 journal Cancer Research. It’s here that avocatin B was revealed as targeting leukaemia cells and being responsible for the majority of AML cases. Research into the cancer fighting properties of avocados is still ongoing.
Other benefits of eating Avocados
Asides from cancer preventing properties, avocados can also help you to have a healthier heart. This is because avocados contain the plant sterol known as beta-sitosterol that can support healthy cholesterol levels. Research has also demonstrated that avocados have a unique nutrient profile that can promote eye, skin and joint health along with various other benefits such as preventing cardiovascular disease, cancer, while helping metabolic syndrome and obesity.
It’s worth remembering that it’s the carotenoids along with the other components within the dark-green area of the avocado’s flesh nearest to the skin that provide the greatest benefits.
How to enjoy Avocados
Avocados can be enjoyed in a myriad of ways: through including them in your smoothie or adding slices of them to a salad or dessert. For best results and to stay healthy, it’s a good idea to include 1-2 avocados into your diet on a daily basis.
Try mixing or taking avocados alongside Curcuminx4000™ to increase the antioxidants and anti-inflammatories and maximise its effectiveness.