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Avocado Benefits for Women

avocado-benefits-for-womenAvocado's are an amazing way to look younger, stave off cancer and simply enjoy their yumminess.

Sometimes, as women, we get in "ruts" when it comes to picking out fruits and vegetables. And, I don't know about you, but food prices alone in the produce section can make us want to go the unhealthy way in the name of saving money. But, we shouldn't compromise our health.

There are ways to research health benefits of the less expensive fruits and veggies. I have found it is paramount to check out those grocery store sales. Truth be told, with our busy lives at times, we do go the easy route and buy that already-made avocado dip or guacamole. But seriously, girls, we are wasting money when that dip is so expensive.

Here are benefits of eating avocados and an easy, delicious recipe.

Benefits of Eating Avocados

First of all, you should know that the little green buggers are loaded with vitamin C, potassium, B6 and an excellent source of fiber to boot. We tend to think avocados are fattening, yet one half of an avocado is only 160 calories. Furthermore, the fruit tends to keep the stomach full, keeping your appetite at bay.

Avocados and Breast Cancer Protection: This climactic fruit grows on trees that contain oleic, which has been proven to prevent breast cancer, in many studies.

Avocados and Lower Cholesterol: The fruit is loaded with what is called a beta-sitosterol, a compound that has lowered cholesterol by a whopping 17 percent after eating them for only one week.

Avocados and Heart Health:  A mere cup of the fruit has folate, which adds up to 23% of the recommended daily allowance. The folate reduces heart disease, vitamin E, glutathione and monounsaturated fats. other fruit because it has the carotenoid lutein, which guards against cataracts and macular degeneration.

Avocados and Oral Cancer: Studies have revealed that avocado compounds seem to hunt down pre-cancerous cells and kill them, all the while keeping the good cells in check.

Avocados and Stroke Prevention: Once again, the magical ingredient is the folate that prevents stroke and people who eat diets with folate have a much lower risk.

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Avocado Burrito Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Two avocados
  • One large tomato
  • Burrito Flats
  • Cooked onion pieces (optional)

Directions:

  1. Clean out the insides of the avocado, then stir or smash them to a guacamole consistency.
  2. Add diced tomatoes and cooked onions.
  3. Heat up the burrito flat (or tortilla) in a pan by watching for a slight bubbling effect, then flip it over and do the same.
  4. Fill burrito with avocado ingredients, roll and eat!
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Shannon Walker

Shannon Walker

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