The A-Z of good health

 A for Almonds                                                                                                                                     Almonds regulate blood pressure.                                                                                                 Almonds reduces risk of heart disease- they lower bad cholesterol, maintains healthy cholesterol, protect artery wall damage.                                                                                     Almonds help brain development, prevent Alzheimer’s disease- they contain folic acid.                                                                                                                                                           Almonds reduce risk of diabetes – they regulate rise of insulin and glucose after meals.                                                                                                                                                         Almonds prevent osteoporosis, improves bone health- they contain phosphorous.                                                                                                                                                Almonds, prevents constipation-they have fiber.                                                             Almonds helps weight loss-they have mono-unsaturated fat which satisfies appetite, prevents over-eating.                                                                                                               Almonds help in energy production-they contain manganese, copper and Riboflavin.                                                                                                                                                Almonds boost immune system. Almonds lower risk of colon cancer.                                         Almonds nourish and improve skin complexion- they have Vitamin E.

CAUTION– EAT IN MODERATION AND AVOID ALMONDS IF YOU HAVE NUT ALLERGIES, KIDNEY OR GALLBLADDER PROBLEMS                                                                                                A for      AVOCADOS                                                                                                                                                      Avocado is technically a fruit. Many people avoid Avocados  thinking they are fattening. In fact,                                                                                                                                                  Avocados help weight loss as (they contain only healthy fats); they are high in mono-unsaturated fat and also have fiber, which helps you feel full longer.                                                                                                                                                                  Avocados are an unexpected source of protein for vegetarians! (1.9 gm of protein)                                                                                                                                                                   Avocados reduce blood pressure (a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure)-they contain a very high level of potassium, even more than bananas, they balance the potassium to sodium ratio important vital for the functioning of the kidney.                                                                                                                                                  Avocados lower cardiovascular diseases- they are loaded with a high, heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids- oleic acid, which reduce the bad LDL cholesterol, increase the HDL cholesterol.                                                                                                                       Avocados help blood glucose levels, especially for diabetic patients.                                 Avocados help reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis- they have anti-inflammatory properties.                                                                                                                                           Avocados are good for eye health, they lower the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts- they have antioxidants like Lutein and Zeaxanthin.                                   Avocados help easy digestion.                                                                                                        Avocados protect liver from damage and ailments.                                                             Avocados maintain healthy skin, hair.                                                                                             Avocados help treat vitamin K deficiency related bleeding.                                                 Avocados are excellent for overall health – they are very rich in various essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They also have anti-ageing and anti-cancer as they are loaded with antioxidants.                                                                                                                                                            Avocados are best eaten raw- wash, peel, de-seed and have as a snack, in salads or in your sandwich.                                                                                                                         CAUTION– Avocados may cause migraines in some people.

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