Technically a large berry from Central and South America, the avocado is our number one anti aging fruit, packed full of powerful antioxidants which help fight against unnecessary mind and body aging. Listed below are the top three anti aging health benefits of avocados:
1) VITAMIN E
Vitamin E is the most important vitamin against the effects of aging and to keep you young. Vitamin E is a powerful fat soluble antioxidant that blocks fat oxidation, rejuvenates our immune systems, helps keep arteries clear and slows down brain and blood aging. It can be found in a wide range of food sources but fatty foods are the best sources, such as oils, nuts, seeds and wheat germs.
2) VITAMIN B6
Vitamin B6 is essential for a healthy, happy mind and body. It protects your heart, keeps your immune system healthy and boosts serotonin production, the happy chemical in your brain. Vitamin B6 is a vital element in many enzyme reactions as well as protein and blood cell metabolisms.
3) VITAMIN B9
For a happy, enthusiastic and youthful zest for life Vitamin B9 is essential in your diet. Important in cell development and growth, particularly in the rapid cell development in infants, Vitamin B9 is also an essential key to a youthful body and mind. Increased levels of folic acid have been shown to relieve depression and increase memory and mental agility both in the elderly and young. Vitamin B9 is important in the production of serotonin and other neurotransmitters in the brain and is essential in the formation of enzymes which metabolize homocysteine, a dangerous blood protein, which, in high levels, can damage arteries and is thought to be a main cause of heart.