Not only are avocados packed with nutrients, but they are SO delicious. If you don't like avocados, maybe you haven't had a good one. They can be tricky to buy. They are ready to eat if the flesh yields slightly when pressed... a hard avocado is not ready, and a real mushy one is bad.
To prepare: Cut lengthwise in half down to the pit, twist, separate the halves, pierce the pit with a knife, then pull to remove.
If you're not going to eat the entire avocado immediately, it will brown. I usually squirt some lime on it to preserve the color, but some people also use vinegar.
A rich source of monounsaturated fat makes avocados really good for your heart and helps lower cholesterol.
High in Vitamin E to boost your immune system!
Contains lutein which helps protect against eye cataracts and other age-related degeneration of the retina.
Avocados are also a really good source of Magnesium!
Magnesium is good for proper growth and maintenance of bones. It's also required for nerve and muscle function. It also helps you have good BOWEL MOVEMENTS!! (:
This right here is my homemade guacamole! It is so creamy and delicious, and here is how you make it!
1 small onion
1 handful of little tomatoes, or whatever kind of tomatoes you like. I've used just about
Salt to taste
Mush the avocados up!
Cut the onion and throw it in, stir that up!
Cut the tomatoes up however you like! Throw them in! Stir it up!
Add some lime to preserve the beautiful lime green color!
And add salt to taste!
You can also eat them plain, which I do. And on salads. Or on hamburgers. They are so creamy. They add a really great texture to foods.
SO EAT YOUR AVOCADOS! and LOVE THEM!!