Avocado - a wonderful fruit
Avocado, much less known under its Polish name ‘smaczliwka’, is a fruit
which was appreciated by the population of both Americas already thousands
years ago, yet it was introduced to Poland relatively not long ago and since
then is a rather infrequent guest on our plates. Totally unfairly.
Frequently people who know and like avocado try to avoid it in their
diet because of its calorific value. Unfortunately, it is the most calorific of
all fruit – its 160 kcal in 100 g is quite a lot in comparison to e.g. apples
(50 kcal in 100g), raspberries (28 kcal
in 100g) or even bananas considered to be a very fattening fruit (90 kcal in
In spite of it all, it is worth considering to include avocado in your
diet. Nourishing values of this fruit are really impressive. It is rich in
vitamins – it contains e.g. vitamins from B, A, E and C group. It constitutes
also a good source of many mineral ingredients e.g. magnesium, potassium and
This fruit provides also omega 3 and 6 acids in very favourable proportions for our body.
Moreover, avocado is a rich source of anti-oxidants including the
incredibly valuable glutathione, which helps the body in obtaining other
anti-oxidants. Consequently, consuming this fruit can have a very good
influence on our skin, liver and nervous system. Thanks to lutein it can act
favourably on our eyesight.
The list of avocado’s qualities and advantages could go on forever, but even a few of the above mentioned facts indicate that despite its high caloricity, it is worth having a bite of this fruit from time to time.
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