Breakfast Ideas: Avocado & Peanut butter Toast🌻
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt
- 1 Tbsp of fresh lime juice
- 1 cloves of garlic (or just a half, depends on your taste)
- a pinch of black pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix until you get a smooth creamy butter.
3 Avocado Benefits
Avocados are considered one of the most nutritious fruits ever and one of the top superfoods that could halt the effects of aging. This jam-packed fruit leaves you with an inconceivable health benefit from your head to toe. Indeed, that’s true and researchers will agree. Let me show you the proofs why avocados are hailed as one of the “proven and tested” super foods since time immemorial.
1. Improved Heart Health
Avocados (and especially avocado oil) promote heart health by balancing blood lipids because of their fatty acid composition. In terms of their chemical make-up, avocados are about 71 percent monounsaturated fatty acids, 13 percent polyunsaturated fatty acids and 16 percent saturated fatty acids.
Diets that are moderately high in healthy fats — especially monounsaturated fat, or MUFAs — are known to block the development of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries that cuts off blood flow) better than diets that are high in insulin-spiking carbohydrates. On top of containing MUFAs, other factors like high levels of fiber, beta-sitosterol compounds, magnesium, and potassium have been shown to help reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure in multiple human studies. (1)
2. Healthy Skin, Eyes, and Hair
So, why is avocado good for your skin? Rich in fat-soluble vitamins and monounsaturated fats, avocado benefits also include glowing skin, bright eyes and shiny hair both when eaten or used topically. Truth be told, avocado benefits for skin include possibly being nature’s best moisturizer, especially considering their price tag and that they’re completely free from added synthetic chemicals.
Avocados are a high-antioxidant food that contains lutein, a type of carotenoid that protects eye health and preserves healthy, youthful looking skin and hair. Carotenoids are the group of antioxidant phytochemicals found in veggies like carrots, squash and sweet potatoes that are known for blocking the effects of environmental toxins like pollution and UV light damage.
To promote a healthy, shining complexion, simply rub the inside of an avocado peel on your skin and use avocado oil as your primary moisturizer. Mix in some therapeutic essential oils and you can easily make a cost-effective lotion instead of pouring out money for that store-bought stuff filled with irritating chemicals! Avocado can also be used to make homemade hair masks to replenish, moisture and add shine.
3. Cancer Prevention
Several studies have surfaced recently touting avocado as a cancer-fighting food. The Journal of Nutrition and Cancer published the results of a study, for instance, claiming that the phytochemicals in avocados are so powerful that they could prevent the use of chemotherapy in people with oral cancer! Another reason that avocados are being linked to reduced risks for both cancer and diabetes is their MUFAs. These have been shown to offer better protection against chronic diseases compared to other types of fatty acids because of their ability to lower inflammation. Beta-sitosterol is also highly protective of the prostate and linked to better immune function and lower prostate cancer risk, while carotenoid antioxidants are beneficial for preventing skin cancer.