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Published on May 26, 2013, by in Au Pair.

The avocado, also known as an alligator pear, is quite possibly the perfect food. It is rich in protein, good fats, vitamins, minerals and fiber. A person could literally live on avocados if needed. Currently, cancer scientists are studying avocados to determine if and how eating avocados can reverse cancer at the cellular level, and Alzheimer researchers are looking into the effects of avocados and brain functions.  These 21 blog posts outline why and how avocados are one of the best foods for your body.

Cancer Fighter

Avocados are packed with vitamins and minerals that can potentially help fight cancer in various ways. Possibly the most important element avocados contain are carotenoids. Carotenoids can slow or prevent cancer cells from growing, which is important if you are trying to take preventative measures against cancer or are in the early stages of cancer. Another important component of the fruit is its oleic acid content, which can help prevent breast cancer. For more information about avocado’s cancer fighting properties, check out these seven blog entries.

Brain Protector

The brain is a very complicated muscle, and one that is not yet completely understood. Avocados certain elements that have been shown to improve brain function, such as Omega-3 fats and folate.  Omega-3 fats improve brain functions by keeping the cell walls strong and by improving nerve transmissions. Folate helps promote brain growth in a fetus while still in the mother’s womb.  These seven blog posts will explain the brain benefits of avocados further.

Blood Pressure Reducer

The healthier the heart is, the healthier the person.  Avocados reduce bad cholesterol and improve good cholesterol. Potassium is said to regulate blood pressure, and avocados contain nearly three times the amount of potassium as a banana. Because of this, avocados can help reduce blood pressure. To learn more about the heart-related benefits of eating avocados, take a look at these seven blog entries.

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