Avocado Benefits – Fantastic For Women Who Are Pregnant!
The avocado has been called the world’s most perfect food and has many health benefits. Many nutritionists claim it is a complete food. It not only contains everything a person needs to survive – but it has also been found to contribute to the prevention and control of Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other conditions.
This is a great fruit to break an extended fast with, as it will quickly rebuild the body with good fats and proteins. Carrie, after 40 days, refused to eat or drink anything else. She only wanted avocados!! It was the greatest experience for all of us to watch her go from, barely being able to walk and talk to not being able to get her to shut up.. JK ;0) She inspired us all on my 7-day juice fast on the sunshine coast with 25+ other people juicing.
So back to avocados…
When it comes to “the doctrine of signatures,” an avocado looks a lot like a pregnant woman. The avocado is shaped like the pregnant uterus and has a big swollen seed inside.
Did you know the avocado can reduce the risk of cervical cancer and also aids in health of the womb and development of the baby?
The essential fats in an avocado help to put on good healthy fat during pregnancy and studies show that if a women eats one ripe avocado per day for a week they will start to shed bad fats as the body is getting the good fat that it needs.
The avocado is a high-fiber, sodium- and cholesterol-free food that provides nearly 20 essential nutrients, it’s rich in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (such as omega-3 fatty acids), vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate) – as well as potassium.
Foods naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as avocados, are widely acknowledged as the secret to a healthy heart, a brilliant brain and eagle eyes.
Here Are Just a Few more Avocado benefits:
The avocado oil is added in many cosmetics because of its ability to nourish the skin and make your skin glow. I recommend using the avocado straight on the skin. (Let it set for at least 20 minutes, then wash). It also aids in treating psoriasis and eczema, skin diseases that cause skin redness and irritation.
Being rich in antioxidants, avocado is beneficial in preventing aging symptoms. The glutathione in avocado may boost immune systems, slows the aging process, and encourages a healthy nervous system.
Cure bad breath
Avocados are one of the best natural mouthwashes and bad breath remedies. It cleanses the intestine, which is the real cause of coated tongue and bad breath.
The good fats in avocados help control triglycerides in the bloodstream, lower blood cholesterol and control diabetes.
According to the National Institute of Health “This is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy. The high amount of folate in avocados is essential in the prevention of birth defects, such as neural tube defect and spina bifida.
This is a carotenoid (a natural pigment) that protects against cataracts and certain types of cancer, and reduces the risk of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in adults 65 years of age and older. Avocados contain 3 or more times as much lutein as found in other common vegetables and fruits.
Oleic acid and Potassium
Both of these nutrients also help in lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of high blood pressure.
A few Tips on how I get the most out of the Avocado :0)
My favorite snack/meal is a slice of essene bread lightly toasted with loads of Avocado, thinly cut tomato, some brags amino’s or salt, and just a drip of extra virgin olive oil. I could live on just this :0)
Guacamole is also one of my favorite dips, and I make raw tacos all the time. Just mash avocados, cut up some tomatoes and onion, or garlic if you like, add a pinch of salt, and a squeeze of lemon, and you’ll be Rockin!!
I wrap this in a big lettuce leaf and I have amazing raw tacos. Add some tempeh if you’re transitioning from meat (for a chicken consistency, and to really fill you up). It’s super high in protein and good fats (important when first becoming more vego…)
Cheers! Tyler Tolman
Thanks for reading,