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This is the benefit of avocado, the super fruit

JAKARTA. Avocado has grown in popularity lately. The fruit, which is usually a complement to salads or desserts, is now considered a super fruit by practitioners of a healthy lifestyle. What are the benefits?

Reporting from Health.com, the latest study conducted by a team of scientists from Iran analyzed 129 research on the benefits of avocado consumption on components of metabolic syndrome disease.

Metabolic syndrome is a term used to describe a combination of three or more risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, namely high blood pressure, high triglyceride levels, and a wide waist circumference.

The research team concluded that avocado was most beneficial in terms of cholesterol levels. Regularly consuming this fruit can reduce levels of bad cholesterol, triglycerides, and total cholesterol. In addition, good cholesterol levels also increase.

“The effect of lowering blood fat, antidiabetic, antiobesity, antithrombosis, and protection on the heart, was also found in several studies,” said the researchers in their report in the journal Phytotherapy Research.

The results of this study confirmed the status of avocado as a super fruit. Cynthia Sass, a nutritionist who was not involved in the study, said avocados also help reduce belly fat, the most dangerous type of fat.

Avocado contains healthy fats and also has a filling effect. So, this fruit is highly recommended by those who want to lose weight and reduce saturated fat intake.

Another advantage of avocado is the content of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals. “Avocados are suitable for various types of dishes. The taste can be mixed with sweet or savory ingredients,” said Sass.

However, for the best benefits, you should not consume avocados with added sugar.

(Lusia Kus Anna)