Category Archives for "Avocado"

6 Ways Eating Avocado Prevents Heart Disease

Avocado cardiovascular benefitsAvocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat to protect yourself against cardiovascular disease, by far the most common cause of death worldwide.

For decades people were told by doctors and nutritionists to avoid avocado because it is a high-fat food. We now know this advice was dead wrong. Avocados are not fattening, do not raise LDL cholesterol and are in fact an excellent food to eat for a healthy heart.

Here are 6 important reasons why eating avocados can help you maintain your cardiovascular health, and quite possibly live a much longer life.

1. Monounsaturated Fats

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Avocado Salad Recipe with Salmon and Pumpkin Seeds

Avocado for saladThis recipe is one of my favorite meals for lunch or dinner. It combines avocado with wild salmon, pumpkin seeds and several other healthy foods into an extremely nutritious meal.

Due to the low carbohydrates, high protein and healthy fats in this avocado salad, it tends to satisfy your hunger for much longer than a sandwich, pasta or rice dish. Eating meals like this can really help avoid that afternoon slump that leads to unhealthy snacking, or late night cravings on the couch.

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An Avocado Hair Mask for Soft and Shiny Hair

Avocado for hairHere is a simple homemade avocado hair mask recipe for naturally soft and shiny locks. When applied to your hair the omega-9 oils found in avocado penetrate deeply into the hair shaft, improving its texture and appearance.

Other nutritional elements in avocado are also believed to have a positive effect on your hair follicles with many reports of topical application of the fruit promoting hair growth.

Avocado Hair Mask Ingredients

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The Top 4 Avocado Skin Benefits

Skin Benefits of AvocadoIs avocado good for your skin and if so what makes it so beneficial?

While using avocado directly on the face is a popular natural beauty treatment, many people have found that just eating avocado regularly can do wonders for their complexion.

Avocados are rich in healthy fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that can improve your skin from the inside. Here are four of the best avocado benefits for your skin and even more reasons to eat one of nature’s healthiest foods.

1. Antioxidant Carotenoids for Healthy Skin

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Avocados for Weight Loss

Avocado to Lose WeightA long disproven, yet still persistent dietary fallacy is the simplistic belief that we get fat just by eating fat.

The way that the fatty acids we consume in our diet affect whether we gain or lose weight is much more complex than that. Lumping them all together, as many dietitians and doctors are still doing, is almost certainly contributing to the obesity epidemic around the world.

The fact is some dietary fats, like those found in avocado, can actually help with weight loss. Ahead is why avocados are not fattening and why they really should be eaten as part of any healthy diet plan.

Does Fat Make You Fat?

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