27 May Avocados And An Amazing Guacamole Recipe
Avocados are actually a fruit – a berry to be precise. They are a high-protein fruit, providing twice as much potassium as a banana, and they are certainly one of the world’s healthiest foods.
Avocados are also an excellent source of good mono-unsaturated fat, which provides many benefits, such as reducing bad cholesterol levels in your blood, thereby lowering your risk of heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association affirms this and Dr. Mark Hyman explains that avocados are a good fat which protect our heart, brain and reduce inflammation.
Did you know that you can also use avocados in baking in place of the butter? It’s true! There are many recipes available for healthier versions of baked goods using avocados.
Avocados are rich in fiber and in magnesium (known as the master mineral), which is involved with over 300 metabolic processes in our bodies. Read more about the importance of magnesium in my two-part post:
Another great reason to eat avocados: they taste great! Whether you use avocados as a spread, a sauce, in salads, in your daily Green Drink, or as a dip, you’ll be eating food that’s good for your health. Good nutrition creates positive epigenetic actions in our bodies that are good for our DNA too!
Here’s a great recipe for delicious and nutritious guacamole.
- 2 avocados (be sure they’re ripe)
- 1-2 TBSP lime juice
- 2-3 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
- 1/4 cup red onion, minced
- 1/2 tomato, chopped
- 1/4 – 1/2 TSP sea salt
- Chopped cilantro (optional)
- Peel avocado, cut into pieces and mash with a fork
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix
Serve with non-GMO blue corn chips or for a healthier option, crudité of jicama or other vegetables. Here’s to your health and vitality!
What are your favorite variations on guacamole or other avocado dishes? Share your ideas and inspirations!
Mary Caire MD empowers the world to create a culture of optimized health guided by DNA and epigenetics.