Dr. Weeks’ Comment: When we eat avocado, we eat the WHOLE avocado – fruit skin and seed because we only eat organic avocados and we blend up the seed! Here is my recipe!
Grind up the
organic avacado – pit, skin and fruit – in a smoothie or iced nut milk dessert~
The Seed Doctor’s Favorite!
Nut milk (fresh blended)
Entire organic avacado
Fresh ground Nutmeg
Fresh ground Vanilla bean
Ice (organic and non-GMO
– i.e. no fluoride/chlorine)
My new friend Helen edits a wonderful blog on health: Well-Being Secrets.
Check out this article she shared with me just now about the avocado!~
(for the great graphics, see the original here http://www.well-beingsecrets.com/health-benefits-of-avocado/)
19 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Avocado
FEATURED BY HELEN NICHOLS
The avocado is a tree native to Central America and Mexico and classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae. The avocado fruit is also referred to as the fatty fruit of the avocado tree, which is known as Persea americana in the scientific circles. Avocado is rich in monounsaturated fats, which make its texture creamy and smooth.
Compared to most other fruits, avocado is much higher in fat. Avocado can be said to have a unique nutrition profile if you take into consideration the fact that it contains a lot of fiber, vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin C and B-vitamins, potassium, and copper. The consumption of avocado has been linked with numerous health benefits and one of them is the reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Due to its potent nutritional profile, it is very satiating, thus helpful for weight loss. As for eating avocado, it can be eaten raw, but can also be prepared and used in foods such as guacamole. There are various types of avocado that are different in color, shape, and size. On first glance, you may confuse it with pear because of its shape and the fact that it comes in many different tones of green, ranging from light green to black when fully ripe. The most popular type of avocado is Hass avocado, which is round in size and black in color.
The word “avocado” is said to be derived from the Nahuatl word “ahuacatl”, which means “testicle”. Obviously, it describes the fruit shape and likely refers to the potency of avocado, which is believed to be aphrodisiac. The Mesoamericans had discovered this fruit and avocados have been a part of the Mexican diet for a long time. According to some archaeological evidence, avocado consumption goes back almost 10,000 years in central Mexico. Later, the tribes such as Maya and Olmec domesticated this tree and grew their own avocado fruit. The first Europeans ate avocados in the 16th century. It was Spanish explorers who consumed this fruit first among all other Europeans. The Spanish had their own word for the fruit: “aguacate”. Thanks to the Spanish Conquest, avocados became widespread through Mexico, Central America, and parts of South America. Eventually, the Spanish brought avocados to Europe. When people in Europe and North America got to know this fruit, they could describe the three main types of avocados: Guatemalan, Mexican, and West Indian. George Washington once described finding and eating avocados in the West Indies and later wrote that the “agovago pears” were a popular food. The word “avocado” is believed to have originated as a word coinage that was formatted by Sir Hans Sloane, an Irish naturalist, in 1696. Florida was the first place to plant avocado in the U.S.; this occurred in 1833. However, it took almost a century for avocado to become a commercial crop. Even though avocado was popular in California, Florida, and Hawaii, it was avoided in other states. Since the 1950s, avocado has been gaining widespread popularity.
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Hello, my name is Helen Nichols, and I am a passionate health junkie. I love learning and sharing my knowledge about nutrition, well-being, fitness and other topics. I have a degree in Nutritional Science and all my articles are based on meticulous research. If you want to find out how to live a healthier life, keep reading my blog!
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