The Medicinal Qualities of Avocados

Plant protein is a powerful source of nutrition.  Plant protein helps our body repair breaks in DNA caused by carcinogens on a daily basis (animal protein inhibits this repair process).  Avocados are a great source of plant protein as well as lower cholesterol, increase HDL, lower LDL and reduce blood triglycerides.

Avocados have been shown also to increase nutrient absorption of other plants by the digestive system when combined with them such as in a salad or in salsa.

Some of the nutrients in avocados such as lutein and zeaxanthin have been shown to be essential for eye health and eyesight.  Eating avocados increases glutathione levels in the body which is an important detoxifying antioxidant and responsible for preventing cancer and removing fat soluble hormone distruptors from the body.  They are rich in Vitamin C, K, E, B6, potassium copper, and pantothenic acid.

Avocados also are high in folate which reduces homocysteine.  Homocysteine at high levels interferes with the production of dopamine and serotonin, which improve mood, help the sleep cycle and improve memory as well as assist many functions in every part of the body.  

They promote wound healing as well as make our skin healthy.

A great strategy to feeling full is to add avocados to your meal.  The good fats in avocado will make you feel satiated after a plant based meal.

A great link to read more thoroughly about the nutritional benefits of avocados is: