These green incredibles are supercharged with good nutrition. Avocados are native to Mexico and belong to the same plant family as cinnamon. Who would have thought? Another name is also alligator pear! Grrrrr. What I particularly love about them is that they nourish you completely, fill you up and reduce (or eliminate cravings)! 

If you are part of the #30days2cLean challenge that just started on Instagram, this could be your fruit for thought! ;) Read on and learn more  about the healing and beautifying effects this glorious fruit has: 

Instant detox
A powerful antioxidant contained in avocados is glutathione. Glutathione helps to cleanse and protect the body by detoxification. It fights free radicals and removes heavy metals, which prevents ageing.

Heart health
Eating avocados prevents heart disease and stroke. Scientific studies have shown that if you add avocado into your diet you slow down your ageing process and boost your immune system. 

The monosaturaed fats in Avocado's are perfect for skin rejuvenation and moisturising from the inside out. The oil in avocados is close in its composition to the oil in our skin. Avocados also contain glutamine, an amino acid that helps to protect our DNA your from environmental damage. 

Lower cholesterol levels 
Avocados are rich in beta-sistorerol, which is a compound shown to be effective in lowering cholesterol levels. 

Polyphenols and flavonoids have anti-inflammmatory properties, thereby reducing the risc of degenerative disorders and inflammation. 

Blood sugar balance 
The monounsaturated fats (the good fats) can reverese insultin resistance, which helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Avocados are also rich in fibre which keep the blood sugar levels at bay. 

Cancer prevention
Many studies have shown that our green alligator pear can prevent breast cancer and prostate cancer. 

Ayurveda 101:  Avocado is great for balancing vata and pitta dosha. 

Avocado on your plate

Design your own creamy green dip (aka guacamole) or use avocado as a spread instead of margarine or butter (hot tip: add a lime & pepper for extra flavour). Avocados are a great addition to salads or even a veggie-quinoa dish. Or how about this 'Avocado Extravaganza': 

Raw Avocado Chocolate Mousse (serves 2)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2-3 tablespoons of water
  • 2 heaped teaspoons of almond butter or tahini 
  • 2 heaped teaspoons of raw cacao powder 

Put all ingredients into a food processor (I usually use the magic bullet - it's my kitchen super star) and blend into a smoothylicious mixture!

Enjoy & let me know how you liked it!  

'Live your change now. Practice and Evolve!' 

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