Ah, Avocado.  How Do I Love Thee?  Let Me Count the Ways

I love that your decadence tastes sinfully delicious, yet it’s the “healthiest” of fats.

I love that you make my skin beautiful. The antioxidants in avocados help to get rid of toxins that promote premature aging and wrinkling of the skin.

You are an excellent source of glutathione, which helps to boost the immune system, strengthen the heart, support the nervous system, and slow the aging process. Glutathione is considered a master detoxifier/antioxidant and key to anti aging and good health.

I love to snack on you with a sprinkle of pink Himalayan sea salt, and squeeze of lemon.

I love to use you in my salads.  And guacamole on a salad, OMG!

I love that you help me with my ABCs.  While avocados have a high caloric count (one avocado is 320 calories), the various nutrients and “healthy” fats make it a must-eat. They are an alphabet of vitamins. One avocado provides your body with vitamins A, C, E, K and B6, along with an enormous amount of potassium and “healthy” fat. Perhaps the biggest health benefit of avocados is that by adding avocado to certain foods, you can improve your absorption of nutrients. This means that when you combine other fat burning foods with avocado, you can improve your nutrient absorption up to 400%!

I love to use you on my sandwiches in place of mayonnaise.

I love that you complete me-with all 18 essential amino acids necessary for the body to form a complete protein. Unlike the protein in steak, which is difficult for most people to digest, avocado protein is readily absorbed by the body, because avocados also contain fiber. If you are trying to cut down on animal sources of protein in your diet, or if you are a vegetarian or vegan seeking more protein, avocados are a great nutritional ally to include not merely as an occasional treat, but as a regular part of your diet. Highest protein content of any fruit (yes, it’s a fruit).

I love to use you in my smoothies to add some creamy richness.
I love to scramble you in my omelet or slice you on top with cilantro.

Oh, yes, I truly do love you.

A Holistic Approach to Wellness