Avocado – your best friend or your enemy?

Around 8 million tons of avocados are consumed around the world each year. The popularity of that fruit keeps growing owing to its nutritional properties, among other things. A lot is said about the low glycemic index of avocados and a high content of vitamins K and B, less is said, however, about allergic reactions, indigestion or unfavourable interactions with certain drugs.

Avocado is getting more and more popular. No wonder, considering the number of publications raving about its positive health effects, how easy it is to prepare or how versatile.

Here are a few reasons why avocado is good for you:

  • It has a high content of vitamin K which is good for strong bones and helps blood clot;
  • It is a rich source of vitamin B9 which feeds your brain;
  • It has a low glycemic index and contains few simple sugars, which is certainly a plus for people with diabetes;
  • It has a relatively high amount of potassium;
  • It contains antioxidants which protect the liver;
  • It contains plant sterols which help lower cholesterol level in blood.

There are many ways in which avocados may benefit your health and it is worth considering them while planning your meals, however, you should keep in mind that there are a few major counterindications. If you suffer from indigestion, have food allergies or take certain drugs, eating avocados may not be good for you. Who should not eat avocados?