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6 Aug 2020

Amazing the things you learn on the internet.  This is the story of the naming of avocados.  Actually "guacamole" doesn't really translate to "testicle sauce," though the name of the fruit is from the word for testicle.

We are big avocado eaters around here.   Eating an avocado a day is good for your health. Avocados are a fun food to eat, they're nutritious, and they're a good source of monounsaturated fat, which can reduce your risk of heart disease.  Avocados are brimming with essential nutrients, including potassium, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a so-called nutrient booster; when eaten with other foods, avocados enable the body to better absorb cancer-fighting nutrients, such as carotenoids, found in vegetables that include spinach and carrots.

Ned buys lots of avocados and we have avocados in salad every night, plus guacamole with any Mexican food.  We actually have eaten more nutritionally since Ned moved in and I've noticed that I have fewer strange physical symptoms.  I blame the avocados.

In Brasil, avocados are treated as a fruit (which, actually, they are).  One of our Brasilian students used to eat an avocado for lunch.  He would cut it in half and fill the hole where the seed was with sugar.

The internet gives reasons why the avocado is a Super Food...

1. Avocado is a greasy fruit, but most of grease is omega 3 type. Such grease has proven benefits on cholesterol reduction and heart diseases prevention.
2. It helps to stimulate immune system thanks to the actuation of C and E vitamins.
3. It contributes to keep healthy skin by the action of E vitamin.
4. It favours healthy hair as it contains greases and E vitamin.
5. Eyes are protected thanks to the lutein that avocado contains.
6. Avocados are rich in calories, which mean that they offer energy enough to complete different activities, sport activities as an example.
7. As they are rich in fibre, they help us maintain bowel regularity, which is related to toxin expelling in a natural way.
8. Avocado’s consumption is recommended to kids as the presence of folic acid helps bones and muscles growth.
9. Avocados are also good for elder people as lutein is effective in cataract prevention.
10. This tasteful fruit protects teeth and gums by the intervention of D vitamin.
D vitamin helps us keep strong bones.
11. As avocado contains folic acid, it is good for pregnant women.
12. It is considered that the joint of nutrients found on avocado can help absorb other food’s nutrients.
13. Potassium contained on avocado contributes to maintain healthy muscles.
14. Greases and E vitamin help us reduce tissues inflammation.
15. Again greases and vitamins are an effective method to delay signs of aging.
16. Avocado can be a part of well-balanced diet. In this case, some researches have pointed to the benefits to keep a healthy weight.
17. Magnesium is another nutrient that avocado includes, it is related to proper functioning of the nervous system.

So cut yourself an avocado tonight and feel healthy!  And then plant that seed and grow your own tree!



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