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Benefits and negative effects of eating avocado or avocado every day


Considered a superfood, avocado or avocado is key to health. But too much can cause harm.


avocado or avocado became part of the list of


that provide health benefits

in recent times .

This plant or fruit gained relevance in the daily Western diet and little by little it was incorporated into hundreds of recipes.

due to its

vitamins and nutrients


But not only do doctors recommend it when it comes to healthy eating, but due to properties such as high levels of vitamin D and E, potassium and folic acid, among others, it is a true ally

of beauty


Benefits of avocado or avocado

Avocados are considered a superfood because they are full of healthy fats and have endless benefits for our body.

Here are some benefits that the

Tua Saúde

site points out .

Avocado important for heart health. Photo: Freepik

take care of the heart

Being a fruit rich in phytosterols, it helps reduce blood markers that increase the

risk of heart disease, reducing total cholesterol, "bad" LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.

At the same time, it increases the production of

"good" HDL cholesterol

, avoiding the accumulation of fatty plaques in the arteries and taking care of the health of the heart.

Regulates blood sugar

Rich in good fats, low in carbohydrates and with an excellent contribution of fibers, makes this fruit useful for people who suffer from

prediabetes or diabetes

, as it helps regulate blood glucose and prevent it from rising.

Promote the increase in muscle mass

muscle mass

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Avocado consumption before physical activity favors the formation of muscle mass.

Being rich in fat, it provides

the body with energy to carry out the training

, in addition to providing


that favor muscle recovery.

Improves skin and prevents aging

The benefits of avocado for the skin are mainly

to combat stretch marks, wrinkles and cellulite

because it is rich in vitamin C, which helps metabolize collagen, a substance that gives the skin firmness and elasticity.

Wrinkles on the skin.

Photo Shutterstock.


antioxidant properties

help protect and prevent aging of skin cells, providing a more beautiful and healthy appearance.

promote weight loss

Avocado is rich in

fiber, mainly insoluble

, providing 3 g per 100 g of this fruit.

These allow you to control your appetite and avoid excessive food consumption, because they

increase the feeling of satiety and regulate blood sugar.

brain and memory

How to have a young brain and healthy memory.

The main benefit of avocado for the brain is to improve

memory capacity

, since omega-3 stimulates blood circulation and increases the ability to concentrate.

Its contribution of

folic acid and magnesium

also helps prevent problems such as depression, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Negative effects of avocado or avocado every day

Excess consumption of avocado can be negative.

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Despite its numerous benefits,

excessive consumption

can also have health consequences.

Nutrition experts always point out the importance of not abusing any food, no matter how healthy it may be, since the basis of a nutritious diet is the variety of foods that provide all the nutrients the body needs, reports



Fernando Carrasco

, co-director of the

Nutrygente clinic

, points out the main negative consequences of excessive avocado consumption:

Excessive consumption of avocado can cause weight gain.

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  • Weight gain.

     "When the calorie intake is greater than our expenditure, we increase our body weight. Therefore, it would not be a good idea to abuse the consumption of foods that provide us with a high amount of calories," specifies Carrasco.

  • Nutrient deficit. 

    Despite having a large amount, it does not contain all of them, so it is a mistake to eat only avocado.

  • Damage to the liver.

    Substances such as anethole or estragole would be highly related to different liver diseases.

  • Difficulty in digestion.

    The carbohydrates present in the avocado are of the FODMAP type, difficult to digest.

Difficulties in digestion.

  • allergies


    Infrequently, it is possible that the excessive consumption of avocado can develop some type of allergy.

By way of advice, the doctor highlights the importance of always

consulting a health professional

, as well as limiting or eliminating the consumption of products of very low nutritional quality, such as processed foods, sausages, sweets, and alcoholic beverages.

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