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Fresh avocado enhances absorption of essential nutrients and conversion of carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A

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Fresh avocado enhances absorption of essential nutrients and conversion of carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A
– For the first study, researchers found that compared to a tomato sauce meal without avocado, the addition of one avocado (150 g):
•More than doubled (2.4 times) beta-carotene absorption
•More than quadrupled (4.6 times) the conversion of provitamin A (inactive vitamin form) to vitamin A (active vitamin form)
Similarly, researchers found in the second study that compared to a raw carrot meal without avocado, the addition of one avocado (150 g):
•Significantly increased beta-carotene absorption 6.6 times
•More than quadrupled (4.8 times) alpha-carotene absorption
•Significantly increased (12.6 times) the conversion of provitamin A (inactive vitamin form) to vitamin A (active vitamin form)
* published in The Journal of Nutrition Jul 2014
– http://healthresearchreport.me/2014/07/12/fresh-avocado-enhances-absorption-of-essential-nutrients-and-conversion-of-carotenoids-to-an-active-form-of-vitamin-a/

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