Avocados are believed to have plenty of health benefits – they prevent strokes, breast cancer, and oral cancer. These fruits have the power to lower cholesterol, improve eye health, and they are the best source of vitamin E, a crucial vitamin that repels many diseases.
The only problem you may have with avocados is their taste. Although avocados are a rather popular fruit, not everyone enjoys eating them plain. If you’re one of these people, you may have to resort to adding them to your diet using one of these creative methods.
What’s guacamole without ripe avocados? All you need to do is gently peel the skin off the avocado and remove the brown pit. Cut the soft fruit into cubes the size of your thumb. Add diced tomato, onions and jalapeno along with the cubed avocado into a bowl. Finally, add salt, pepper, and some lime juice and crush everything together using a fork.
Have you noticed the natural bowl shape of an avocado? Just cut the avocado lengthwise in half using a knife and take out the pit. You should have two halves of an avocado, both perfect for stuffing. You can stuff the avocado with your choice of salad, tofu cubes, crab, and anything else that will fit.
Cold avocado juice is a drink that’s perfect for all ages. Peel the skin off, slice the avocado and remove the pit. Mash the avocado into pulp using a spoon or a fork. Add the pulp, honey, vanilla, and rice milk into the blender and blend the mixture for one minute. Cool the beverage by placing it in the refrigerator or by adding a few ice cubes. The result should be a sweet, nutritional beverage that you can drink for desert after dinner.
Avocados are a delicacy when used in sandwiches. Just peel and pit the avocado, and then slice it into many pieces. Get two pieces of spelt or Manna bread and lay the slices on top. Add any foods of your choice, such as beans, hummus, goat cheese, tomatoes and seasoning. You can smash the avocado to use as a spread for your sandwich if you dislike avocado slices.
If you like eating wraps from McDonalds, you’ll likely enjoy making your own using avocados. All you need is a small whole grain tortilla, an avocado, and the vegetables of your choice. Finally, add a small touch of olive oil to enhance the flavor of the tortilla.
You may not like avocados much when eaten plain, but you’ll definitely come to love these fruits if you add them to your diet using the above methods. By eating avocados, you’re decreasing your chance of dying from heart complications and cancer.
About the Author: Miranda is a surgical tech with a passion for health and wellness. She enjoys helping others hunt down and discover healthy food choices – and helping them find ways to incorporate them into their diets!
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