August 29, 2009

The Power of the Avocado

Many people ignore one of the healthiest fruit we know - the avocado. If you're one of those people, reading on is necessary. If you aren't... keep reading and feel smart :p
It's not all the time you find something with so many health benefits that can be easily manipulated into many recipes. Other than the fact that avocados provide us with all the good fats our bodies need, they also:

  • reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • have toxins that kill cancer cells
  • include necessary minerals like calcium, vitamin C and K, folic acid, copper, sodium, potassium,  and dietary fibers
  • have Oleic acid which can be used to lower cholesterol level in the blood (fyi cholesterol is not an "old people" thing)
  • have benefits that are apparently useful for anyone facing problems in the bedroom... if you catch my drift...
  • are a great antioxidant
  • nourish hair, nails and skin
  • heal people who suffer from digestive and circulatory problems
  • are green! One avocado tree sucks up the CO2 caused by a car driving over 2,600 miles over the course of a year
Some different ways to get that avo in your belly:
  • guacamole
  • in salad (green or fruit)
  • in an omelet
  • sliced in a sandwich
  • made into a buttery spread
  • smoothies


  1. May! I read somewhere that Avocados are poisonous to birds! I think it was a snapple fact :)

  2. here's a sandwich Idea.

    wheat bread
    meunster cheese/or your favorite
    hummus- your favorite kind
    avocado sliced the way you like
    sunflower seeds
    also put cheese on top, so when you broil it is melts and it's delish
    you can do it open faced or however you please! try it!!

  3. Note to all: keep the avos away from our feathered friends!! (except the mean ones)

    That sandwich sounds very yummy! Who can say no to melted cheese? Haha "avo sliced the way you like" I didn't know there were many ways to get creative with it!

    Thanks for the recipe keep sharing any good ones you come across! xx