APPRECIATING THE AMAZING AVOCADO
I'm Doctor Angela with the She Optimal Community. I'm passionate
about pursuing a life of optimal vitality, and excited about partnering
with women who have the desire to achieve their optimal potential.
Today I'm going to talk about one of the 8 O's of the She Optimal
process - which is Optimal Longevity. In particular, I'm going to
discuss the avocado. "Yuck!" is what I used to think about avocados -
which is likely what some of you currently think about them. I know
the options for healthy fats are not too tasty. However, I now love
the amazing avocado, which besides nuts, is my choice for an optimal
An acquired taste, maybe so… But these wonderful treasures are bursting
with nutrients, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and "good" fats that our
body needs for optimal health. Among the many benefits, these "good"
fats improve energy levels, immune functioning, cardiovascular health,
"good" cholesterol while lowering "bad" cholesterol, skin and hair
condition, inflammation, and brain performance. Also, they may even slow
down the aging process…
Did you know that the amazing avocado is a fruit? I enjoy cutting through
the hard and bumpy outside skin, in a north to south circle, and into the
ovely smooth flesh. What a beautiful green color... such a creamy texture
and fresh smell - fabulous! My favorite part is removing the pit, as it is
quite an art, you know… I get a kick out of the challenge of using just the
right amount of wrist action to embed the knife into the pit at just the right
depth, so you can give it a quick twist to remove the pit, but not struggle
with knife removal - ok, such simple pleasures.
You know the avocado is ripe and ready to eat when you can press down at the
top and bottom with your fingers and it gives way a bit. I refrigerate the
ripe ones that I'm not ready to use yet and they are fine for a few days.
I incorporate avocados in various ways into my family's diet, without receiving
one groan, complaint, or funny face from my kids. I use them in salads, soups,
dips, sandwiches (sliced or as a spread), guacamole, and even just plain.
I can't keep enough guacamole (affectionately called "guac" in my family) in our
home. Here is a tip to keep it from turning that ugly unappetizing brown color -
make it fresh, add enough lime, and cover the leftovers in plastic wrap that is
actually touching the surface, to reduce oxidation from air exposure.
To enjoy optimal vitality, consider incorporating avocados into your diet,
preferably on a daily basis. It is a fallacy that eating avocados will cause you
to gain weight, as long as you eat them in moderation. Your body will thank you
for every delicious bite and provide you healthy rewards! So, start appreciating
the amazing avocado tomorrow by:
1 - Adding cut up avocados to your daily salad (you do have one daily, don't you?) - Yum!
2 - Concocting your own delicious guacamole recipes that satisfy your taste buds - Yummy!
3 - Making it a game to create other limitless ways to incorporate avocados into your diet -
Even More Yummy!
Let's BE OPTIMAL together! It'll be an adventure… I know I am worth it, and you are too!
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