Avocados are a amazing creamy fruit (technically a berry) and one that I try to eat daily. I love them spread on toast (see my avocado toast recipe), sliced in a sandwich, diced in a salad or as a topping on chili. And let’s not forget guacamole for an delicious appetizer!
Packed with nutrients, avocados have over 20 vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, potassium, folate and brain-healthy omega-6 fatty acids. According to nutritionfacts.org avocados are anti-inflammatory, can help lower cholesterol and triglycerides, and decrease prostate cancer risk in men.
Some of the healing properties of avocados according to Medical Medium Anthony William include:
- Helping with digestive disorders
- Having an aspirin-like quality without thinning the blood
- Reducing polyps in the intestinal lining
- An anti-aging effect on the skin, reducing dryness and helping to eliminate dark circles under the eyes
- An easily assimilable food with protein ratios that are equal to breast milk
And research from nutritionfacts.org states that eating avocados with other foods such as tomatoes, helps with absorption of nutrients such as lycopene and beta-carotene.
Avocados have a small about of Vitamin K which can interfere with the anticoagulant medication Coumadin, also known as Warfarin. So please avoid avocados if you are on that medication. Otherwise, enjoy this healthy and delicious fruit.