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Transcript of Superfoods: Avocado
Avocados in the past were avoided as they were sex stimulants and people that wanted to protect their image didn't purchase avocados. But everything changed after people found out about the health benefits of avocados.
Avocados got their name from the Spanish explorers because they couldn't pronounce the Aztec word- ahuacatl so the Spanish called it the aguacate,leading to the guacamole we know today.Avocados were first introduced to Indonesia in 1750,Brazil in 1809, Levant in 1908 and South Africa and Australia in the late 19th century. Background history Avocados have no cholesterol and they are also very low in sodium and sugar.
Avocados provide about 20 essential nutrients that include dietary fiber,Vitamin A, Iron, Calcium, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. Nutrition facts: High intake of avocado helps lower blood cholesterol levels.
Avocados contain lutein that works as antioxidant and helps protect against eye disease.
Avocados contain oleic acid, a fat that makes you feel full that helps you lose weight.
Eating avocados can reduce the risk of birth defects.
Avocados also help to stabilize blood sugar.
Avocados are best anti-aging super foods
as they prevent wrinkles and skin aging Health benefits Recipe to riches Made by: Avinash Kewalramani Avocado was first used
in Puebla, Mexico in 10,000
BC and since then have
been commonly grown in the
biggest numbers in Mexico, Indonesia & USA.
Avocados usually cost $0.50 in the summer and $1.00 in the winter in Canada and the United States. Sources One avocado contains 322 calories,
25 grams of healthy unsaturated fat,
and only 4 grams of saturated fat. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avocado
http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111117233116AApqYkj Avocado also known as alligator
pear contains 20 essential nutrients needed by the body.Avocados also act as nutrient boosters because they help the body absorb more nutrients from foods eaten with the fruit. How does Avocado fit into the Healthy Living Plan? How much of these nutrients do we need? Why Avocado? Prep. time:5 minutes Avocado Smoothie Servings : 2 Ingredients:
1 ripe avocado, halved & pitted
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
3 tablespoons honey
8 ice cubes Directions:
Combine the avocado,milk, yogurt, honey and ice cubes in a blender, blend until smooth. Avocado is a fruit that belongs to the berry family therefore
falls under the fruits and vegetables category.1 avocado is one serving and we need 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables daily according to Canada's food guide. Guacamole Prep. time: 10 mins
Servings: 4 Ingredients:
3 avocados peeled, pitted and mashed
1 lime juiced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup diced onion
3 tablespoons shopped fresh cilantro
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper Directions: In a bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir in cayenne pepper. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately. Total Fat 65g
Saturated Fatty Acids 20g
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25 g
Protein 50g Daily recommended dietary allowances
Vitamin A 900μg
Vitamin C 90mg
Iron 18mg Amount per one serving
Vitamin A 14ug
Vitamin C 35mg
Iron 1.3mg Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fatty Acids 4g
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary Fiber 13 g