Fruity Affairs – Avocado

Fruity Affairs – Avocado

Avocados are a stone fruit with a creamy texture that grow in warm climates and are often a feature of Mexican and South American cuisine.

Also known as Persea Americana (Avocado’s botanical name), are a naturally nutrients-heaped food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.

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Look at the avocado with all fully loaded nutrients, minerals and vitamins!

Benefits of Avocado

Improved Digestion: As they are relatively high in fiber, it can help prevent constipation. Furthermore, eating natural fiber can assist to maintain a healthy digestive tract and lower the risk of colon cancer. (Large intestine cancer)

Lower risk of Depression: Avocados contains high level of folate. The primary duty of folate is to help prevent the building up of substances that lead to depression. Mainly known as Homocysteine.

Natural Detoxification: The nutrients advocate bowel movement to encourage the body to release toxins through the bile and stools.

Fun Facts

Avocado Oil: It nourishes, moisturizes and works as a natural sunscreen for skin.
On the other hand, it can be made into hair masks or conditioner for hair to rejuvenate scalp and hair.

Puree: Avocados are great for babies too. Therefore, they can be made into puree, nutritious and delicious.

Avocado Pits: Because of its flexibility, the pits can be used for art and crafts as ink or natural food dye too!

 

Here are some recipes that are provided by Womansday. Check them out.

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