Avocado: Nutrition facts and Important Informations for Health

Avocado or by any other name parsea americana is a fruit that was originally derived from the region of Central America and Mexico. Plant avocado is a tropical plant, which means that the plant only grows in tropical regions. Facts have shown that avocado is a fruit that contains many nutrients that are useful for our body. Avocado nutrition facts that avocados have calories, fat, vitamins, minerals, lutein, and other content (the following will be explained later). History of the name avocado comes from the Aztec tribe that originated from Central America and Mexico, avocado known ahuacatl. Distribution avocado fruit in the world did not occur naturally, but the avocado fruit was first introduced to other areas by those Spaniards who first colonized the region of Central America and Mexico. Now, plants or avocado fruit we often encountered throughout tropical regions of the world (spread from southeast Asia, India, Africa and the region of origin fruit itself Central America).

1. Distribution and consumption of avocado.
Was mentioned earlier that avocado fruit is a fruit native Central America and is a tropical plant. But along with the development of technology, avocado producing countries in a sequence is American (the focal point of an avocado plantation are in the florida, california, Hawaii), Mexico, Australia, Cuba, Argentina, and South Africa. Countries largest consuming avocado in the world carried by Americans. In 2005, total consumption of avocados in the United States totaled approximately £ 800 thousand. In 2011 demand for avocados jumped up to £ 1 million. The data shows that consumption of avocado fruit increased 42 percent in that period. At first, the supply of avocados for American citizens filled itself with production concentrated in the california. However, with increasing consumption per year then the Americans seeking an alternative country in an effort to meet the needs of avocado. Mexican avocado chosen as the main supplier for the U.S., with consideration of proximity to Americans that transportation costs are not an issue. Besides that it also Mexico is one of the best producers of avocados. Due to the tropical climate in Mexico, that situation make Mexico very supportive for avocado plantation agriculture.
2. Avocado nutrition facts.
The facts show that the avocado is one of the healthiest fruits in the world. The fact is supported by the content of the nutrients found in avocado fruit. People often ask about the content of the fat contained in avocados. But you do not be afraid with fat avocado, it's true avocado is rich in fat, but the fat contained in avocado is a healthy fat that is needed by our bodies. Here is an explanation for the avocado nutrition facts, so that you can know more clearly about the nutrients contained in the avocado.
  • The first fact about the calories contained every single avocado fruit.
Average sized avocado fruit has about 150 grams of fruit flesh (flesh fruit is part of avocado which can be eaten). Then, every consumption 30 grams avocado contains 50 calories that go on in our bodies. Then the average total calorie avocado has about 250 calories.

1 Avocado fruits = 150 gram Avocado fruit flesh = 250 calories
  • The second fact is about the fat comes from the avocado.
Fat in avocado is very close relation to the calories. Fat in every 50 calories is 35 percent of total calories. Or more short, every avocado contains 4.5 grams of fat.

1 Avocado fruits = 4.5 gram Fat

Remember, fat has two types. Types of fats are monounsaturated fats and saturated fats. In  fact monounsaturated fats is fats that are not harmful to our bodies, while saturated fats is fats that our bodies should be avoided (because it is bad fats for our bodies). Because the content of monounsaturated fat, avocados is good sources of healthy fats to the body. So do not be afraid to eat avocados to meet the needs of the fat in our bodies.
  • The third fact about vitamins and minerals that are useful for the body.
20 different vitamins and minerals found contained in the avocado. Some vitamins and minerals are most commonly found in avocados are vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, iron, vitamin E, and vitamin B6. Vitamins and minerals in avocado can meet the 10 percent our body needs.

1 Avocado fruits = 10 % daily vitamin and mineral needs
  • The fourth fact about lutein.
Lutein is most important nutrients found in avocado fruit. Lutein is a caratenoid, phytonutrients, and is one of the natural antioxidants. Surely antioxidants is essential for the body to fight free radicals. The content of lutein in avocados is 81 mcg.

1 Avocado fruits = 81 mcg lutein

Lutein is beneficial substance for eye health. Regular consumption of lutein may reduce the risk of macular eye degeneration caused by the aging process (age).
  • This last fact about the number of other minerals contained in the avocado.
1 Avocado fruits = 1 gr protein
1 Avocado fruits = 3 gr carbohydrate
1 Avocado fruits = 1 gr dietary fiber

Due to the fact in one avocado fruit contains 3 grams of carbohydrates, the avocado is highly recommended for people doing low-carb diet. In addition, avocados are also very suitable to be consumed daily to meet the nutritional needs of our bodies.

3. Avocado health benefits for our bodies. 
Avocado as one of the healthiest fruits in the world has a lot of benefits for us, it has been demonstrated from avocado nutrition facts above. To gain knowledge about the benefits of avocado fruit, here will be described 5 benefits avocado fruit for a healthy body. The benefits of avocado fruit are:
a. Avocados are rich in vitamin E.
It is explained in the avocado nutrition facts about the amount of vitamin E in avocado. Compared to the average of other fruits, avocados contain vitamin E, which is quite high. Vitamin E is a vitamin that highly required by our body. The main function of vitamin E is as a stronghold of protection from various diseases attack from inside and outside the body and is no less important as a guard / maintain overall body health.
b. Miracle fruit to prevent stroke.
Substances / minerals in avocados are able to prevent attacks stroke. What is the cause? The reason why avocados can prevent stroke is the content of folate in avocados. Enough folate can help your body prevent stroke, eat avocado fruit every day routine can help to minimize the occurrence of stroke at any age.
c. Healthy fats in the avocado fruit.
In general, fat is an enemy to health. Yet we often misinterpret or generalize all fats harmful to the body. Fat content in avocados, including healthy fats (described in the avocado nutrition facts). Healthy fat has many functions for the health. Stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, and heart disease are some diseases that can be prevented by healthy fats. Healthy fat / fat unsaturated fats that can also be easily digested by our bodies, so it does not accumulate in the body. Healthy fat in avocados also contain anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, so it can serve to prevent diseases caused by bacteria and fungi.
d. Benefits of avocado for blood function.
Circulatory disorders can cause a variety of diseases, one of them is a blood disease anemia. Anemia is a disease caused by deficiency of red blood cells in the body, red blood cells function as a carrier of oxygen from the lungs throughout the body. Since avocados contain iron and copper, which are of iron and copper is essential for the formation of red blood cells, so that consumption avocado sufficient will help facilitate the production of red blood cells in the body.
e. Avocado can heal ulcers.
Ulcer disease in moderate levels can be cured by simply eating avocados regularly. The amount of nutrients contained in avocados can help the body to defend itself in order to prevent illness or maintain health.

4. The list of diseases that can be cured / prevented by avocado fruit.
With regular consumption of avocado fruit, then you can prevent and even cure:
a. Stroke.
b. High blood pressure.
c. Cancer.
d. Heart.
e. Disease from fungi.
f. Diseases from bacteria.
g. Anemia.
h. ulcer.

5. Is avocado effective for weight loss?
According to experts, the most effective diet to lose fat naturally is a food or fruit that contains MUFA (mono unsaturated fatty acids) such as avocado. 63 percent of the fat in avocado is a mono-unsaturated fatty acids. So with mono unsaturated fatty acids, the weight loss process can be faster and occur naturally. Obviously diet to lose weight with avocado is very healthy. The focal point of weight loss with MUFA is the fat around the stomach. Avocados are able to lose belly fat.
avocado fruit
avocado fruit
To conclude, the avocado is a fruit native of the region of Central America. Avocado is a tropical fruit that avocado can be cultivated throughout tropical climates. America is the largest consuming avocado fruit in the world. Avocado is a fruit rich in nutrients. Nutrients in avocados is very useful for our body (see avocado nutrition facts). Some diseases can be prevented and even cured by eating avocados regularly. Mono unsaturated fatty acids contained in the avocado is very useful for weight loss especially in the around the stomach (belly fat). By eating avocados every day, it is a healthy lifestyle will be achieved. Then do not forgotten avocado as a fruit that is consumed every day.