The Amazing Benefits of Avocados
Avocados are amazing! Once a luxury food reserved for the tables of royalty, people from all around the world and from all walks of life enjoy avocados and their benefits.
Avocados, along with eggplant and pears, target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female. When you slice them in half, they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. - www.jcrows.com on food signatures
Both male and female can enjoy the fact that avocados are beneficial for your liver because they are a good source of glutathione. Glutathione is made up of amino acids that function as antioxidants and are very supportive to the liver. Glutathione levels decrease with age therefore it is beneficial to get natural sources of glutathione when possible.
they are a fruit not a vegetable
they are sodium and cholesterol free
have 5 grams of good fat and 4 grams of protein
California produces about 90% of the avocado crop in the US
avocados have the highest fiber content of any fruit
they help lower bad cholesterol
and contain anti-aging skin benefits when both ingested and applied topically
How do you pick an avocado?
MindBodyGreen.com says, "Avocados are ripe when they feel heavy for their size, yield to light pressure and are dark in color. But don't squeeze these delicate babies too hard. Not ripe? Put in a brown paper bag for 2-4 days, or you can speed up this process by putting a banana or apple in the bag."
What about that huge seed in the center that we tend to chunk in the trash?! It actually has amazing body benefits as well. Imagine that! Check out this link for information on the seed’s benefits.
Health benefits don’t stop there because the SKIN has even MORE benefits! “The dark green part of the avocado near its skin has more helpful antioxidants than its yellow or pale green fleshy parts. It has the highest concentration of carotenoids and chlorophylls, which help fight free radical damage and cancer. Avocado skin also has more phenols and flavonoids, which have a number of health benefits, including preventing nerve degeneration.”
Nourish and hydrate your hair with avocados:
Mash an avocado
Mix with one-tablespoon lemon juice
Add one teaspoon of sea salt
Add one tablespoon of pure aloe until it becomes a paste
Comb through hair with your fingertips
Cover hair with a plastic shower cap or bag, and wrap a towel around it to seal in the treatment.
Leave in for 20-30 minutes
Unwrap your newly conditioned hair
Rinse, shampoo and rinse again for soft, luxurious hair!
Tighten and moisturize your face with avocados:
Mash the meat of the avocado into a creamy texture
Apply it thoroughly on face
Leave for 15 - 20 minutes
Rinse with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores.
Okay, so you don’t like avocados. I have also had some AMAZING DISHES AND DRINKS with avocados in them (including Aldaco’s Mexican Cuisine’s famous avocado margarita in San Antonio, Texas, ice cream, and a raw raspberry ganache fudge cake). I would not have known it was even in there because they are virtually flavorless.
Avocados and Cooking:
add avocados in sauces and smoothies for a vitamin packed (and pretty much flavorless) thickener
use as a substitute for yogurt
can even be used in ice cream recipes
Like I said, avocados are AMAZING.
So now the big question remains, have you had your avocado today?