A healthy lifestyle consists of Eating Well, Moving Well and Thinking Well!
The avocado is sometimes referred to as the Alligator Pear, which is a reflection of it’s shape and the leather-like appearance of its skin. Personally I prefer to use and eat the popular Hass variety (organic or course) and find it particularly creamy and delicious for making guacamole (featured recipe) and smoothies. When combined with banana and other fruits avocados make delightful healthy smoothies with the addition of a little pure maple syrup for sweetener. Use almond milk as a substitute for cows milk unless your cows milk is raw and unpasteruised.
Avocados are a wonderful health food but have attracted a lot of bad press because of their fat content. The use of the word “fat” is of itself unfortunate as immediately we get the impression it is something to be avoided, however, avocados should be embraced as a wonderful health food. Avocados have a high fat content of between 71 to 88% of their total calories – about 20 times the average for other fruits. A typical avocado contains 30 grams of fat, but the majority of these fats are health promoting monounsaturated fats which help to lower cholesterol naturally.
Avocados also make an ideal first food for infants because they have a delicate flavour and a smooth creamy consistency and because they can be eaten straight out of the outer shell. Dr William Sears says that avocado is “one of the first fresh fruits a baby can enjoy” It is a time-saver and is served raw. Low in sodium and cholesterol-free, avocados contain many valuable nutrients. “Ounce for ounce, avocados contain more potassium than forty five other fruits, juices or vegetables and they are one of the only fruits and vegetables which contain monounsaturated fats essential for baby’s development”.
- 4 avocados
- 3 cloves crushed garlic
- 2 diced tomatoes
- juice of 1 – 2 lemons
- quarter teaspoon cumin
- salt (best celtic sea salt)
- few drops tobasco sauce
Mash avocados roughly. Add lemon juice, crushed garlic, cumin, sea salt and tobasco and mix. Gently add diced tomato. Your guacamole is ready!
Remember to be truly healthy you need to Eat Well, Think Well and Move Well. Your Chiropractic Care is part of moving well, as joints of the spine can become fixated and not moving properly. By keeping the spine free of these interferences, the nervous system can perform it’s job of self healing as it was designed to do.
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