Overweight and obesity are two widely spread health problems that impact people from all over the world. For that reason, a lot of people try different methods and treatments to lose the extra pounds and fat and lead a much healthier life.
Avocado is a very common food used for various weight-loss treatments, in spite of the high quantity of calories. Dieticians claim that avocados make a great breakfast and have an incredible power to help the weight-loss process.
The benefits of avocados
Avocados have high amount of mono-unsaturated fats that lower the blood cholesterol levels and they will prolong the satiety and prevent overeating. Avocados have no sodium and cholesterol. This amazing fruit has lutein, folate, and potassium, along with vitamin B, C, E, and antioxidants that may prevent cancer.
According to dieticians, you can include it to your diet by eating avocado salad. Here’s how to prepare it:
- 2 avocados
- 2 bananas
- 2 oranges
- 300 grams of strawberries
- 2 tsp of honey
- A cup of orange liqueur
- A pack of vanilla sugar
- Half a tsp of ground nutmeg
Peel the oranges and then cut them into smaller pieces. Then, boil the nutmeg, vanilla sugar, and honey for a few minutes then remove the syrup from the heat and leave it to cool down. Next, slice the avocados in half and remove the seed and peel and cut the bananas into round pieces. Mix the bananas, oranges, and the avocados. Slice the strawberries in half and add them to the mix. Mix the liqueur and sweet syrup and pour it onto the salad.
The benefits of the salad ingredients
Oranges are low in calories and contain no cholesterol or fats. They have pectin-a soluble fiber and vitamin C and A. Combined with other anti-oxidants, these 2 vitamins in oranges prevent cancer. The antioxidants present in oranges are lutein, zea-xanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, and alpha/beta carotenes.
Strawberries are abundant in vitamin C and K, folic acid, fiber, potassium, and manganese. For centuries, the flavonoids and phytonutrients in strawberries have been used against digestive disorders and skin issues. The high amount of fiber and fructose in strawberries control the glucose and prolong the satiety and prevent overeating.
Bananas will provide you with energy and refresh the tissues and cells. It has trace quantities of sodium, cholesterol, and hydrogenated fats; however, it’s rich in vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B6, fiber, and potassium.