Did you know that avocados are actually a fruit? It is classified as a fruit because it has a fleshy pulp, a large singular seed and grows on a tree. Unlike the typical fruit, avocados contain very low sugar content. The avocado or Persea americana :-), was first cultivated in Mexico in 500 BC. The Hass avocado is the leading global variety and most popular. The avocado and seed comprise about a third of the total weight of the fruit. Avocados require no processing and go straight from farm to market.The avocado is often referred to as a superfood. An official serving of avocado is considered to be 1/5th of an avocado, but most people eat one half. One half of an avocado is about 68 g on average, a full avocado is about a 100g. In one (100g) avocado you can find the following nutrients:
An avocado also contains healthy fats and 6.7 g of Dietary fiber(27% DV).
There have been many studies on avocados that have found the following:-Supports cardiovascular health by lowering LDLs (Low Density lipids)-Promotes healthy aging through antioxidant and DNA protective effects-May have decreased risk of cartilage defects seen in early Osteoporosis diagnosis-May improve joint health-Support weight control because they have a high satiety enhancing food.-May have eye health properties-May reduce UV damage and encourage wound healing -Increases the elasticity of the skin-Has proven to fight cancer in rats-Reduces the risk for metabolic syndrome
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This is the most common response I hear any time I ask to see a patient’s blood work. They have been told that everything is normal, yet they still feel awful. How could this be the case? This post is specifically about why medical and functional blood analysis is different and absolutely needs to be understood. Medicine evaluates "normal"/non-pathological blood values. Archetype uses "optimal" blood values which are smaller in a acceptable range but are compared other lab values to determine the cause of your issue..