How This Helps

Useful for: CVD, Healthy fats

Avocado is an extraordinary fruit. Most fruits are rich in carbs, but avocado is rich in healthy fats especially monounsaturated fat (MUFA) that reduces bad cholesterol. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals that help to build resistance to fight off infections. It has large amounts of dietary fiber – both soluble and insoluble type that aids weight loss, reduces blood glucose levels, etc.

Calories – 247 kcal
Protein – 6.5g
Carbohydrates – 35g
Fat – 9g 
Total Dietary Fiber – 4.2g

Instructions

Key Ingredients: 

Avocado
Avocado paratha is a delicious twist to the normal Indian flat-bread paratha. The creamy rich texture of avocado makes the bread softer. The recipe given in this blog is quick and easy.
http://www.archanaskitchen.com/avocado-paratha




Science and Research

An article published in the Specialist Forum shows scientific evidence on the impact of avocados on weight loss and maintaining cholesterol levels. Patients have shown a significant decrease in their raised bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels when they consumed a diet rich in MUFA using avocado for 4 weeks.

Along with being rich in MUFA, it is a great source of phytosterol and fiber that prevents the absorption of cholesterol at the intestine and also reduces extra production of cholesterol in the liver. These mechanisms reduces the chance of cholesterol clogging the blood vessels and preventing cardiovascular disease. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3664913/table/T3/
http://www.avocadosource.com/temp/OLD%20WAC%20II/WAC2_p037.htm

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