Overweight and obesity are two widely spread health problems that affect people from all over the world. Therefore, a lot of people try different methods and treatments to lose the surplus pounds and fat and lead a healthier life.
Avocado is a very common food used for numerous weight loss treatments, despite the high amount of calories. Dieticians claim that avocados make a great breakfast and have an amazing power to aid 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, as well as vitamin B, C, E, and antioxidants that may prevent cancer.
According to dieticians, you can add it to your diet by consuming avocado salad. Here’s how to prepare it:
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 and 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 mixture. 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 antioxidants, these two vitamins in oranges prevent cancer. The antioxidants present in oranges are lutein, zea-xanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, and alpha/beta carotenes.
Strawberries are rich 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 problems. The high amount of fiber and fructose in strawberries control the glucose and prolong the satiety and prevent overeating.
Bananas will supply you with energy and refresh the tissues and cells. It has trace amounts of sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fats; however, it’s rich in vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B6, fiber, and potassium.