Healing with Avocados

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Avocados are also called as alligator pear which has relatively high fat and calories but is also one of the world’s best fruit which contains nutrients like vitamin A, B, C, E, K and also copper, iron, magnesium, fiber, protein, potassium, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats and many more beneficial elements.

Avocados have major contribution towards preventing or providing reverse insulin resistance for type 2 diabetes and this is possible due to the presence of monounsaturated fats in it. Soluble fiber, which is present in high volume, helps in improving blood glucose level.

Avocados are L-caranitine, an amino acid rich food that helps in metabolizing fat. Good amount of soluble and insoluble fiber in avocados makes the body to keeps its digestive system running smoothly. Fiber rich food helps in weight loss and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Nutrients in the food can be absorbed well with an addition of avocado in it. Including avocado in your diet helps fight cholesterol.

Avocados helps in repairing damaged cells in the skin and reduces skin redness and irritation with the use of omega fat, which is present in it. Avocado helps in reducing signs of aging if used regularly.

The folate, vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids in the avocado reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s. The presence of carotenoid lutein, an antioxidant helps in protecting the eyes from cataract and poor eyesight.

3 Avocado Recipes

Black Bean and Avocado Salsa

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Ingredients:

  • 2 jalapeños (seeded for less heat, if desired), finely chopped
  • 1 clove(s) (small) garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium white onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Sea salt
  • Pepper
  •  1 Cup of cooked black beans, drained
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup(s) fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

  •  In a large bowl, combine the jalapeños, garlic, onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Add the beans, scallions, lime juice, and oil and toss to combine. Fold in the avocado and cilantro

Key Lime Pie

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Crust ingredients:

1 cups of Almonds

1/2 cup of wanuts

1/2 cup of coconut flour

2 cups of dates

Filling Ingredients:

4 Avocados

3/4 cup of lime juice (about 10 limes0

3/4 cup of maple syrup

1 cup of coconut oil

Directions: Add nuts, coconut flour, and dates to the blender, in that order.  Pulse until dates mix in and the blender stops blending smoothly.  Take the dough like mixture out of the blender and knead into a ball.  Press into a pie plate starting from the center and working your way around the edges, until it is evenly spread out in the pan.  For the filling, add lime juice, maple syrup, coconut oil, and avocados into the blender.  Pulse a few times to get it started and then blend until nice and smooth.  Pour into the pie plate and freeze for two hours.

Guacamole

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Ingredients:

  • 5 large Haas Avocados (black in color,slightly soft to the press)
  • 2 large juice of limes
  • 1 medium white onion (diced)
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro (chopped finely)
  • 1 large tomato (Diced-make sure it isn’t overly ripe)
  • sea salt to taste
  • finely chopped fresh jalapeno (optional)

Directions:

  1. Slice avocados in half. Discard the seed. Scoop out of shell with a spoon. Place in bowl.
  2. Add juice of one fresh lime immediately to prevent browning. Use a fork and mash to desired consistency.
  3. Add chopped onions, tomato, and cilantro. Stir gently to mix ingredients.
  4. Add juice of second lime and then salt to taste. Stir just slightly, until incorporated.
  5. Add jalapeño to taste.
  6. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips for a dip, or use with your favorite Mexican dish.
  7. a side note: this is to make a chunky, yet creamy guacamole. Some people prefer to use a food processor with all the ingredients to make for a VERY creamy dip.

 

 

 

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