Tuesday, January 24, 2017

5 Fabulous Reasons to Eat More Avocados

One of my favorite fruits is Haas Avocado. I love everything about it. I love the color and the texture, and the flavor. I also love it because it's so versatile. I can make a healthy dip (guacamole); I can mash it and put it on my hair and face (spa Sunday / also use avocado oil on my skin and have for years). I can eat it for breakfast with an egg, or I can slice it up and toss on my salad.

It's easy to eat your way healthy with Avocados. Here are five great reasons you should add more of this fruit to your diet:

1. contains good fats (good for brain and skin)
2. may help maintain healthy eye sight as we age (contains  lutein and zeaxanthin)
3. contains 8% fiber per 1 oz (we all need more fiber)
4. high in potassium
5. helpful in weight-loss programs (because it makes one feel more satisfied and helps keep you fuller longer)

p.s it's cholesterol free too

Here's an idea for dinner:


1 olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
½ cup water
1 ripe fresh avocado, halved, pitted, and diced
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 large tomato, cored and chopped
1 medium red onion, diced
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
12 butter lettuce leaves, washed and trimmed
Heat oil over medium heat in large non-stick pan. Add onion, chili, cumin and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft. Add turkey; cook stirring occasionally until cooked through. Add tomato paste and water and simmer until liquid evaporates. Remove from heat.
Combine tomato, avocados, lime, onion, cilantro and jalapeno is small bowl.
Fill lettuce leaves with warm turkey mixture and avocado salsa, dividing evenly.
Serve with fresh lime wedges if desired.

Recipe is copied from:  American Heart Association and Healthy For Good are trademarks of the AHA.

Resource:  USDA MyPlate Program and Dietary Guidelines and AvocadoCentral.com

Peace and health to you,

Health Coach Mariluz and Village Herbalist


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