Avocado Health Benefits and Recipe
Avocados are almost like a super food. They are loaded with the heart-healthy monosaturated fat, protein, potassium, magnesium, and an assortment of essential vitamins. David Grotto, author of “101 Foods That Could Save Your Life,” says that “They are loaded with plant chemicals such as beta-sisosterol, a phytochemical that has cholesterol-lowering properties and may aid in reducing the size of the prostate gland and fighting prostate cancer too: lutein, a phytochemical that helps fight macular degeneration and inhibits prostate cancer growth; and carotenoids, which help the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients and protect against cancer, eye problems, and heart disease.”
I believe that avocados may be one of the most ignored health foods because of the simple question: How do you eat them and what foods do they compliment? Some of the simple uses of the avocado can be used in salads, sandwiches, and crackers. But I have found a great healthy recipe for avocado dip that I will share:
1 large ripe avocado.
1 clove of garlic, peeled and chopped.
1 green chili, chopped.
2 ½ oz of unflavored fromage frais. (Fromage frais is a creamy soft cheese made with whole or skimmed milk and cream.)
3 tablespoons of fresh coriander leaves.
1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
½ teaspoon of salt.
¼ teaspoon of ground cumin.
Scoop all of flesh from avocado and add to food processor, along with all ingredients except cumin.
Sprinkle cumin over finished dip and enjoy.
It’s that simple!