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- abundant /uh-BUHN-duhnt/
- regulate /REG-yuh-leyt/
- staple /STEY-puhl/
- defect /DEE-fekt/
[adjective] – seeming to be everywhere
Nowadays, face masks are ubiquitous.
[adjective] – more than enough
The Philippines is abundant in natural resources.
[verb] – to control something, especially by making it work in a particular way
Doing yoga regulates my anger.
[noun] – basic or main; standard or regular
Rice is a staple in Japanese cuisine
[noun] – a fault or problem in something or someone that spoils that thing or person or causes it, him, or her not to work correctly
The child was born with a defect in hearing.
1. They are a great source of potassium
Potassium is the mineral responsible for regulating nerve function and moving nutrients into cells while removing waste as stated by the US National Library of Medicine. According to the US Department of Agriculture, a 100-gram serving of avocado has 127 more milligrams of potassium than a banana, making the former a healthier choice than the latter fruit.
2. They contain good fats
Having too much low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) in your body can be bad for your arteries. That is where the monosaturated fats in the avocado come in handy, they work to lower your LDL cholesterol, also known as the bad cholestorol, without affecting the good cholesterol.
3. They are also fiber friendly
Avocado is a good source of fiber, having almost seven grams per 100 grams, as reported by the US Department of Agriculture. Fiber-rich foods keep you satisfied longer, making the avocado a perfect kitchen staple for people who are watching their weight.
4. High in folate
If you are still not in awe of the wonders of avocado, you would be surprised to know that the fruit is also rich in folate, a B vitamin essential for proper brain function and healthy pregnancies, according to CNN nutrition contributor Lisa Drayer. Folate helps in reducing the risk of birth defects, that is why The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements encourages pregnant women to increase their intake by 600 grams.
Avocado has earned the super fruit title. This unique fruit is a great meal addition for anyone who wants to eat healthy.
- Avocado contains more potassium than banana. Why is banana still more popular than avocado?
- Which health benefit of the avocado do you need the most? Why?
- How can more pregnant women around the world discover the benefits of avocado?
- In your country, how do people use fruit as an ingredient?
- Do you think fruits are a necessary part of a diet? Why or why not?