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« on: August 13, 2012, 12:54:32 PM »

There's tons of health benefits but the one which I just learned of today was #13  below regarding increased nutrient absorption.  Plus they taste damn good!

"1.Maintain a healthy heart
 Avocado contains vitamin B6 and folic acid, which help regulate homocysteine levels. High level of homocysteine is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Besides that, avocado also contains vitamin E, Glutathione and monounsaturated fat which help in maintaining a healthy heart.

2.Lower cholesterol levels
 Avocados are rich in a compound called beta-sitosterol which has been shown to be effective in lowering blood cholesterol levels. According to a study, patients with mild hypercholesterolemia who included avocados in their diet for 7 days had 17 percent decrease in total blood cholesterol levels, a 22 percent decrease in both LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels, and a 11 percent increase in HDL (good cholesterol) levels.

3.Control blood pressure
 Avocados are also a great source of potassium, which helps in controlling blood pressure levels.

4.Anti-Inflammatory properties
 Phytonutrient compound found in avocados, such as polyphenols and flavonoids have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties, thereby reducing the risk of inflammatory and degenerative disorders.

5.Promote eye health
 Avocado is an excellent source of carotenoid lutein, which known to help protect against age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

6.Regulate the blood sugar levels
 The monounsaturated (good) fats in avocados can reverse insulin resistance, which helping to regulate the blood sugar levels. Avocados also contain more soluble fiber, which keep a steady blood sugar levels.

7.Prevent birth defects
 Avocados are rich in folate, a B vitamin commonly known as folic acid. One cup of avocado provides you about 23% of the Daily Value for folate. The high amount of folate in avocado is essential in the prevention of birth defects, such as neural tube defect and spina bifida.

8.Reduce strokes risk
 The high levels of folate in avocados also protect against stroke. A study has shown individuals who ate a diet rich in folate had a lower risk of stroke than those who do not

9.Protect against cancer
 Many studies have shown that avocado can inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. The oleic acid in avocado is also effective in preventing breast cancer.

10.Fight free radicals
 Avocados contain glutathione, a powerful antioxidants to helps fight free radicals in the body.

11.Anti-aging properties
 Being rich in antioxidants, avocado is beneficial in preventing aging symptoms. The glutathione in avocado may boosts immune systems, slows the aging process, and encourages a healthy nervous system.

12.Cure bad breath
 Avocados are one of the best natural mouth wash and bad breath remedies. It is cleanses intestine which is the real cause of coated tongue and this unpleasant condition.

13.Increase nutrient absorption
 Avocado intake is linked with increased nutrient absorption. A study suggests that, when participants ate salad included avocados, they absorbed five times the amount of carotenoids (a group of nutrients that includes beta carotene and lycopene) than those who do not include avocados.

14.Skin Care
 The avocado oil is added in many cosmetics because of its ability to nourish the skin and make your skin glow. It also aids in treating psoriasis, a skin disease that causes skin redness and irritation.

15.Weight gain
 The avocado has 200 calories for 100 grams. Typically, fruits has approximately 60-80 calories for 100 grams. Due to the high amounts of calories, avocado is a best diet for people who want to gain weight. Avocado is a healthy source of calories, unlike many other calorie-dense foods that may contain excess saturated fats and sugar."


http://www.healthonlinezine.info/health-benefits-of-avocados.html


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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 04:29:04 PM »

For a while, I was able to buy avocados for $0.49/ea. at our Aldi.

I love letting them get nice and ripe. Then, I clean them, mash them, and doctor them up with olive oil and sea salt.
Deeeeelish...
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 04:32:00 PM »

For a while, I was able to buy avocados for $0.49/ea. at our Aldi.

I love letting them get nice and ripe. Then, I clean them, mash them, and doctor them up with olive oil and sea salt.
Deeeeelish...

This is something I learned when I was dating that loser married Brazilian chick- mash them us and add splenda.  It's really good!
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 06:18:47 PM »

This is something I learned when I was dating that loser married Brazilian chick- mash them us and add splenda.  It's really good!


Ah, then it wasn't a total waste; although still far from worth it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 05:51:19 PM »

you need fat to absorb most nutrients...

avocado, butter, lard, whatever...

lard is king of course
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012, 03:00:29 PM »

you need fat to absorb most nutrients...

avocado, butter, lard, whatever...

lard is king of course

true, but there are so many benefits to avacado that may not be present in other fat sources, tru?
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 03:20:26 PM »

you need fat to absorb most nutrients...


Gironda and Blair knew this, which is one of the main reasons they had their trainees mix their protein drinks with whole milk, heavy cream and whole raw eggs. That was over fifty years ago.
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 06:20:17 AM »

true, but there are so many benefits to avacado that may not be present in other fat sources, tru?

not to my knowledge... read up on the current vitamin d deficiency and how it aligns with the drop in lard consumption... many other micronutrients like zinc and magnesium are also impacted as the loss of critical nutrients from animal fat creates a chain reaction further impacted by high complex carb consumption (excess fiber strips vitamins during digestion)

lard, especially from pasture raised, grass fed pigs is king
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2012, 01:11:14 PM »

Mmmmm, salt, pepper,heat, and lime mashed in mine
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2013, 02:14:34 PM »

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5.Promote eye health
 Avocado is an excellent source of carotenoid lutein, which known to help protect against age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.


I recently learned that the Omega 3 content of avocados (and other foods) is beneficial for people who suffer from dry eye. The fat source aids in supporting healthy eye moisture.
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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 05:02:40 PM »


I recently learned that the Omega 3 content of avocados (and other foods) is beneficial for people who suffer from dry eye. The fat source aids in supporting healthy eye moisture.


boom!!!

i love avocados...

i wonder how good an avocado would be if i dipped it in melted butter?... might be too much perfection... like that seinfeld episode where george eats while having sex

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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 05:09:13 PM »


boom!!!

i love avocados...

i wonder how good an avocado would be if i dipped it in melted butter?... might be too much perfection... like that seinfeld episode where george eats while having sex


I just ate two this evening that were aged perfectly. They had a natural creamy, buttery flavor. I usually drizzle olive oil on them, but these were too good to add anything.
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013, 05:29:54 PM »


I just ate two this evening that were aged perfectly. They had a natural creamy, buttery flavor. I usually drizzle olive oil on them, but these were too good to add anything.


avocados are awesome


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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 07:05:50 PM »

The only negative thing about Avacado's is that their Omega 3-6 ratio is pretty darn high.   I still eat them a few times a month when I can get them on sale. 
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