Creation intentionally provided mankind an extraordinary constellation of plant foods with delightful perks. Science concludes a plant-based diet is the key to vibrant health, beauty and wellness. Avocados, the “alligator pear,” because of its alligator skin texture and pear shape, is a super-food native to Central and South America, where they have been cultivated for over 10,000 years. The Aztec word for avocado was ahuacatl, which means “testicle tree” due to their appearance on the vine.
Heavenly raw fruits, vegetables and plant foods explode with health-promoting sun blessed vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Vitamins are destroyed by heat, proteins are structurally spoilt, and minerals are altered from their organic and absorbable state that cannot be easily assimilated by your temple’s trillions of cells.
When seeking avocados, pick the darkest ones; when the manager isn’t looking, gently squeeze it. Ripe Avocados will give slightly. Flick off the stem. If it pops off easily and underneath it is bright green, you’re good to go. On average, 53.5 million pounds of guacamole are eaten every Super Bowl Sunday, enough to cover a football field more than 20 feet thick. That’s a game I’d love to watch.
Yes….delicious Avocados are fatty, but it’s good fat that prevents heart disease and promotes healing. Creamy Avocadoes contain Monounsaturated fats oleic and linoleic acid that promote heart health and play a vital role in regulation of cholesterol. The vibrant, highly nutritious green orb also prevents other diseases caused by vitamins or mineral deficiency. Avocado’s contain:
- Vitamin E combats arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, and other inflammatory disorders. Vitamin E also improves metabolism.
- Fiber encourages weight loss.
- Regulates blood sugar. Vitamin B1 breaks down sugars in the body and supports nerve and heart health.
- Folate is important for liver function; controls homocysteine levels.
- Vitamin B12 – Vitamin B12, or folic acid, helps to preserve neurological function and DNA synthesis. It also plays a key role in the health of red blood cells. The nervous system relies on vitamin B12 for proper function as well.
- Dietary Fiber – Dietary Fiber stimulates digestion and peristalsis, helping to relieve indigestion and constipation problems.
- Omega Fatty Acids – Omega fatty acids are unsaturated fatty acids which help reduce the risk of stroke and promote healthy heart and circulatory function.
- · Glutathione boosts the immune system.
- Contains 35% more potassium than a banana.
- Vitamin B6 keeps your immune system in good working order. It aids in the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates and amino acids while helping to maintain the health of lymph nodes. Additionally, vitamin B6 helps to regulate blood glucose levels.
Honor your beautiful temple by eating heavenly foods the divine intended us to eat in order to do the daily happy dance and thrive. You’re beautiful and deserve to flourish.