Avocado as a nutrient powerhouse

Avocado grows in tropical and Mediterranean climates. Most of the avocado globally is produced in Mexico, Peru and USA (California).

As a powerhouse of nutrients, avocado contains many vitamins, micronutrients, electrolytes, and good fats.

One avocado contains more potassium than one banana. People on low potassium renal diet should avoid avocados due to its high potassium content.

Avocados contain high amount of fiber, monounsaturated (good) fats, Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate, C, E, K, minerals, and protein.

Avocados contain lutein and zeaxanthin which help with vision and may reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.

Avocado can be eaten on its own, on bread, in salad, in smoothie or juice, as soup, etc

Some people may have allergy to avocado which can be related to latex allergy. People with avocado allergy should not eat avocado.

Written by Dr. Onuoha.

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Disclaimer: Content is for health education and is not medical advice.


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