Showing posts with label Avocados. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Avocados. Show all posts

Monday, December 4, 2017

Add Avocados to Your Diet

Add Avocados to Your Diet

Avocados need lots of warm weather in order to grow, and therefore they are mainly grown in the tropical regions of the world. However, due to the fact that they are picked while they are still unripe, the shelf life is prolonged so that they can be shipped all over the world. They are available year round in the produce section of your local grocery store.

How to Buy

When purchasing avocados make sure to buy them while they are still green and allow them to ripen in your kitchen. This helps to ensure that they will not be bruised as a result of over-handling, as people like to squeeze the avocados to see how ripe they are. More tips on how to buy avocados.

How to Prepare

To prepare your avocados for consumption simply wash them in warm water to remove any chemicals or debris which may have settled on the skin. Then take a knife and cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Discard the pit, and scoop out the flesh from the skin with a spoon.

How to Add to Your Diet

Avocados are fairly easy to add to your daily diet, as you can add them to just about any food. They contain essential oils that will help you to absorb fat soluble vitamins from other foods.

Add to Your Salads

Avocados can be added to your salads in several different ways. One way is to cube or slice the avocado and toss with the rest of the vegetables. Another way that you can add it is by using it as a dressing.

To use as a dressing mash the avocado and mix with your favorite healthy oil, fresh lemon juice, unrefined sea salt, and your favorite chopped herbs. This dressing goes well on green salads as well as garden salads.


Avocado also makes for a great dip, whether you need something for your corn chips or vegetables such as carrots, celery, broccoli and cauliflower. Simply mash, and mix it with finely chopped cilantro, tomato, pepper, garlic, fresh lemon juice and unrefined sea salt.

Baby Food

Why deprive your precious little one from this nutrient rich food? Mashed avocados are a great first solid food for infants, as it is a whole food that will provide excellent nutrition for them.

Wraps and Sandwiches

Mashed avocado also works well as a spread on a sprout or veggie sandwich, as well in your veggie wraps. Simply mash and add a dash of sea salt and fresh lemon juice, and enjoy!

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