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Avocados - A Superfood Worth Keeping in Your Diet

by Michael King November 05, 2016 2 min read

And the Best Ways to Eat Them 

1. Avocado as a superfood - 7 reasons to eat more avocados in your daily diet:

a. High in potassium - one and a half times the potassium in a banana, and among the top three sources known. (Bananas are not even in the top 10.)
b. Also contains good amounts of:
1. Magnesium,
2. Phosphorus,
3. Vitamin K, C, E, B6,
4. Niacin,
5. Pantothenic Acid,
6. Copper,
7. Manganese,
8. Zinc.
c. High in Omega 3 & 6 Oils.
1. Contains 5 other fatty acids and 3 other beneficial oils.
2. Avocados have no cholesterol.
d. High in fiber (40% of Daily Requirement).
e. 240 Calories per cup.
f. High in Folate (the natural form of the chemical Folic Acid).
1. Folate helps replicate healthy DNA reducing birth defects.
2. Why Ormalite and Avocados may be a perfect match for improving DNA.
g. Contains 18 of the standard 20 Amino Acids (the building blocks of proteins).
1. The protein-enzyme connection.
2. Over 4,000 reactions in the body are catalyzed by enzymes including DNA replication.
 

2. Best way to eat avocados:

a. Alone or in a salad, spiced with Fire and salt.
b. Over brown basmati rice and veggies and shiitake mushrooms - very satisfying!
c. In soups
d. With eggs or protein/meat dishes
  

3. How many can be eaten per day?

a. 1-2 seems to work just fine
 

4. How to know when an avocado is ripe:

a. When both ends are slightly soft
 

5. Avocados make an excellent replacement for meat proteins.

a. Both proteins and oils in the avocado are easier to digest than the same in meat
b. Only 2% protein but more available to the body than cooked meat protein
c. The body recycles raw proteins but not cooked proteins (the cause of many health complaints)
d. The body makes its own proteins from amino acids in avocados
e. While meats acidify the body, avocados alkalinize the body
 

6. Avocado benefits to human health:

a. softer, smoother skin with less wrinkles
b. more lustrous hair and more pliable nails
c. helps burn the fat, balanced weight loss
d. improved joint lubrication
e. improved mental focus
f. better moods
g. enhanced libido


Michael King

Michael King is a Life Enrichment Consultant, a natural intuitive, a researcher of Nature's most powerful healing resources the world over, the author of "Detoxify, Nourish & Build - Three Essentials for Vibrant Health" and the Vital Health News Updates - a periodic newsletter documenting the most life-building natural resources on the planet. Michael is also an advocate of sustainable gardening, environmental responsibility, and an architect of ways to increase global food production.



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