Sliced avocado
Sliced avocado

Do you know that avocado has another name? Its name is Persea Americana. If we look through from the etymology of this fruit, “avocado” comes from Spanish word, aguacate. In first English written, the word changed into avogato, then in 1697 its mentions as avogato pear, a term which was later corrupted as alligator pear (most probably because the texture of the skin of this fruit is like alligator skin). But as the years passed by, this green fruit is well-known as avocado.

Some sources have stated that a tree was originated in Mexico and Central America, in the state of Puebla. Then, this fruit with many species were much more widespread until we can easily find it everywhere nowadays.

As we know, avocado is mostly used for salad, salad dressing, or as a fruit to be eaten directly. But some lay people assume that this fruit is full with fat/bad cholesterol.

But you know what? Indeed, avocado contains full of fat, but it is the good fat for body, which normally known as high-density cholesterol. Why this HDL is called as the good cholesterol? It is because the HDL helps to remove the LDL from the arteries and bring back to liver, whereas LDL is the bad cholesterol as it is low-density, so it causes the plaque in the bloodstream if the level is high.

So, no need to worry to eat avocado anymore. This fruit is good for your body. Unless you eat it with a lot of sugar, or sweetened condensed milk.

Here with some benefits if we regularly eat avocado as our breakfast or in the afternoon snacking-time:

  1. The avocado is full of nutrients that needed by our body. One of them is potassium which is also the most important mineral for our body. Potassium in avocado is richer than banana
  2. The fat of avocado does not only help to boost up your HDL and lower your LDL level, but it also help our body to absorb other nutrients from plants food more effectively, let say it can helps absorb
    Avocado with honey
    Avocado with honey

    antioxidant more effectively when it added to your salad.

  3. Meanwhile, avocado itself already contained lots of antioxidant which can protect your eyes as well
  4. It is loaded with fiber, which really helps on your diet, because it makes you feel full and satisfied, and have a lower desire to eat over the next 5 hours
  5. Avocado will not make you fat because it contains monounsaturated fat. It will help you lose weight
  6. By eating avocado daily, it will help to make a health in the long run, because those tons of nutrients will help keep your blood sugar level, boost your good cholesterol at optimum level

There are lots of benefits of avocado which cannot be mentioned one by one. The better way to prove it, is to test by yourself immediately.

-Eating well, and be healthy-





Yes, everyone around the world absolutely knows this fruit. This oval-yellow fruit is commonly used for cooking and baking, either the juice or the zest gives a strong flavor for dishes and cakes.

Warm Lemon Juice
Warm Lemon Juice

However, don’t you know that this little yellow has other benefits especially in health? Before we go on further on its benefits for human’s body, getting more familiar with this fruit is a must.

Let us talk a bit more about its history.

Where lemon was firstly found in this world? No source is sure about the exact place where lemons firstly found in this world, but some sources believe it was firstly grown in Assam – northern India, and northern Burma or China. With many varieties, this fruit has firstly entered to Europe through southern Italy. Then, in 1493 this fruit was firstly introduced to America when Christopher Columbus brought its seeds on his voyages. In scientific classification, this fruit has binomial name, citrus x limon or C. limon, and its genus is citrus.

Thus, vitamin C is the main elements that can be found in a lemon. Besides that, there are also vitamin B6, vitamin A & E, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and many others.

Due this fruit is rich with so many important elements for human’s body, by drinking its juice with hot water every morning, it will give you these benefits as mentioned below:

a. It helps to flush out all toxins in your body

b. It helps to cure and strengthen your liver’s cells by providing energy to liver enzymes

c. Its pectin fiber is very beneficial for colon health as a powerful antibacterial and assists to fight hunger cravings so that can help to lose weight

d. Its acid can absorb bad fat in your body and flush it out

e. It also helps fight viral infection or inflammation

f. Keeps the pH level balance in your body

g. The potassium content in lemons helps nourish brain and nerve cells

h. Lemons also can help prevent the formation of wrinkles and acne

So, what are you waiting for? Start to drink lemon with warm water every morning, you can add a bit of raw honey for flavor.