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With a growing consciousness of food sustainability, many people are trying to repurpose previously neglected parts of the plant. Celery leaves, carrot stalks, drumstick...
Blend 3T honey, 1/4c cocoa powder, 1.5T yogurt, 2T oats until smooth. Apply the mix to your face, neck, and decollete; let it sit for 20-30 mins before rinsing it off with warm water. Equally beneficial will be a blend of 1 avocado, 1T ACV, 1/4t argan oil, 1 egg white. For an acne prone skin, try applying a thick paste of 3T melted coconut oil and 1t turmeric.
Old Man Winter has arrived. Your once soft, sun-kissed skin is dull and dry. What are you to do? It's face mask time, people! Curl up...
With the ongoing, popular, even fanatic fad over the health benefits of avocados, stores selling them are definitely reaping huge profits. What's relieving is...
Stress can take a toll on your health, both mental and physical. But, eating the right foods (not junk!) including the ones rich in omega 3s and vitamin C can really make a positive during stressful times. Best picks include - wild salmon, guacamole with carrots, chickpeas, grapefruit, toasted walnuts, dark chocolate, kale chips, skim milk, and a relaxing cup of chamomile tea.
Feeding yourself the right foods during pregnancy is not only crucial to your well-being, but for your baby's growth too. Best nutritional picks that are a must-have in every pregnancy diet include - eggs, avocados, and legumes. Thanks to their promising potential to prevent gestational diabetes, birth defects and protect the baby from developing asthma.
Follow the Mediterranean diet plan that is naturally rich in fiber and low in cholesterol. Cut back on sugar, salt and replace butter with healthy fats such as olive oil. Enjoy artery-friendly foods and herbs like chickpeas, pomegranates, oats, avocado, garlic, saffron, turmeric, calamus. Rev up your metabolism with aerobic exercises and resistance training. Quit smoking!
Those who eat avocados snack less and are more physically active – two sure-fire ways to lose weight. The monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) in the fruit boost your metabolism, keep belly fat away, and lower the LDL cholesterol levels in the body. And just half an avocado can keep you full for 5 hours. Eat the fruit daily.
More nutritious than an apple or a banana, even 1/4 of an avocado can give a 7- to 12-month baby a healthy bowel. A half can meet 100% of her folate and 86% of vitamin B6 requirement. Being a complete source of protein, it has the 10 essential amino acids a baby needs from food and also has minerals like potassium and magnesium. But give your baby avocado puree only after she crosses 6 months.
Blend 1 cup mango and 1 avocado, both peeled, deseeded, and chopped up, 1/4 cup milk, 2 tbsps honey, and 2 tsps lime juice into a smoothie to lower harmful LDL cholesterol levels. For good health, drink an antioxidant-rich juice of 1/4 avocado, peeled, deseeded, and chopped up, 1 grated carrot, 1/2 cup orange juice, and 1/4 cup water. Retain the green part of the avocado flesh. Don't add sugar; use a sweet fruit or honey.
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 peel also has more phenols and flavonoids, which have a number of health benefits, including preventing nerve degeneration. Scrape out the fruit flesh close to the skin.
To grow the tree from a sapling, plant it in an elevated mound of soil with a pH of 6, in a non-lawn area. Water it 2–3 times a week. Mulch with cocoa bean husk. To grow it from a seed, half submerge the bottom part of the seed in water and keep it in the sun. Change the water every 4 days till the seed sprouts in 8 weeks. Keeping its top half exposed, pot the seed in a 10" diameter terracotta pot. Water enough, and control pests.
An avocado (130 g) a day meets 30% of your folate need for a stronger spine, skull, and brain of the fetus. This high-potassium, low-sodium fruit prevents leg cramps. It also packs in good doses of phosphorus, calcium, iron, and magnesium. As it helps absorb carotenoids better, by 15.3 times, even, toss it into salads and add its oil to salsa to keep your carotenoid levels high. Avocado oleic acid also enriches breast milk.
Avocado leaf has more protein, fiber, minerals, and phytochemicals like flavonoids and phenols than the fruit. It can prevent convulsions, lower the blood glucose level, fight ulcer with its antioxidants, and lower body weight by burning fat stored in adipose tissues. The leaf has a licorice or anise-like flavor but can be bitter. So start with one raw or freshly toasted leaf of the Mexican variety to flavor soups, as salad dressing, and as tea.
Mother nature seems to have made sure some foods look like the body part they’re good for. For example, if you’re looking to improve...