Why we should all eat and grow Avocados in our gardens in Uganda!!!

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Amazing Health Benefits of ” Avocados “( OVAKEDO)

Avocados are rich in vitamins A, C, and E and are full of other nutrients like potassium. They contain folate, monosaturated fats and Antioxidants. Regular consumption of avocados helps us in many ways.

1 ) Cancer : Avocados have numerous phytonutrients which not only prevent Prostate Cancer but also repair the damaged cells. It also reduces the risk of Oral Cancer.
Many studies have shown that avocado can inhibit the growth of cancerous cells without damaging the healthy cells. The oleic acid (also found in olive oil) in this fruit is effective in preventing Breast Cancer.

2 ) Avocado also lowers the triglycerides in the blood and thus is useful for Diabetic patients.

3 ) Being rich in Antioxidants, avocado is helpful in preventing ageing symptoms. The glutathione in avocado boosts Ä°mmune Systems, slows the aging process, and encourages a healthy
Nervous System.

4 ) The mono-saturated fats in avocados not only help in reducing LDL cholesterol but are also good for the heart.

5 ) Avocado contains 30% more Potassium than banana. The High Potassium content helps in regulating Blood Pressure and prevents Circulatory diseases.

6 ) Avocados are good for Pregnant Women since the high folate content in them helps in the development of brain and other tissues of the baby. The B6 vitamin in these fruits may help in reducing nausea that is associated with pregnancy.

7 )Avocados have more of the carotenoid lutein than any other commonly consumed fruit. Lutein protects against macular degeneration and Cataracts, two disabling age-related Eye Diseases.

8 ) The nutrients and enzymes in avocado soothes the condition of inflamed mucous lining in the stomach and small intestines. It also improves the body’s ability to absorb carotenoids and nutrients.

9 ) Research has found that certain nutrients are absorbed better when eaten with avocado. In one study, when participants ate a salad containing avocados, they absorbed five times the amount of carotenoids (a group of nutrients that includes lycopene and beta carotene) than those who didn’t include avocados.

10 ) It is a powerhouse of vitamin E which protects our Skin from free radicals.

11 ) Avocado is very effective in stopping Bad Breath.

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Uganda Muslim Brothers and Sisters (UMBS) was started as a discussion forum in 2010 by a Ugandan Muslim, Abbey Semuwemba, based in the United Kingdom. The main aim at the time was to encourage all Muslims to come together and discuss anything on their minds. It was started with only about 200 members but gradually, however, membership expanded to more than 6000 people in different countries, and so the need arose for formal operational guidelines. UMBS is building itself to become the national umbrella organisation dedicated to the common good, to the betterment of the Muslim community and country. It was formed after several years of wide-ranging consultation and careful planning by a group of Muslims that discussed Islamic affairs online regularly. It intends to bring together all representatives of different Muslim organisations in Uganda to meet up on annual basis to discuss the affairs of Muslims in Uganda. The need to coordinate efforts on wider issues of common concern became apparent in the course of the feud that developed between Muslim leaders after the sale of Muslim properties in Uganda. This created a climate of distrust and non-cooperation between many diverse groups in the country.

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