Avocado Health Benefits: The World's Most Perfect Food? Did you know that the avocado has been called the world's most perfect food and has many health benefits? It has achieved this distinction because many nutritionists claim it not only contains everything a person needs to survive — but it has also been found to contribute to the prevention and control of Alzheimer's, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions. The avocado (Persea gratissima or P. americana) originated in Puebla, Mexico and its earliest use dates back to 10,000 years B.C. Since AD 900, the avocado tree has been cultivated and grown in Central and South America. In the 19th century, the avocado made its entry into California, and has since become a very successful commercial crop.
Recipe: Lindsey Bareham’s tomato, avocado and mozzarella In the days before the River Café, there were a clutch of fashionable Italian restaurants in London and they all served insalata tricolore. I don’t know who invented this edible Italian flag, but it spread like wildfire through the dinner party circuit, every interpretation different depending on the artistry and shopping skills of the cook. Buffalo mozzarella, firm but ripe avocados, peppery Tuscan olive oil and decent tomatoes are all vital, but exactly how you fashion it is up to you.
Recipes: Barbeque Skewers with Couscous Salad Prepare Ahead If using wooden skewers, soak ahead of time in water for at least 20 minutes to avoid burning. Instructions 1 To make the marinade, combine the garlic, paprika, brown sugar, syrup, vinegar, olive oil and barbecue sauce. 2 Mix together well and marinade the sausages in the barbecue sauce mix for 30 minutes. 3 Whilst soaking wooden skewers in water (to prevent burning), slice the sausages. 4 Once the skewers have soaked for at least 20 minutes, thread the sausages onto the skewers. 5 Grill the sausages on the barbecue, turning and basting continuously with the remaining marinade for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside. 6 Cook the couscous as per instructions on pack. 7 Next, add cucumber, rosa tomatoes, red onion and basil to the couscous. 8 Then, add the lemon juice, orange juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and mix the ingredients lightly until combined. 9 Serve the skewers with couscous salad and lemon wedges.
IMMEDIATELY IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION BY TAKING 2.7 TABLESPOONS OF COCONUT OIL. HERE’S HOW Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), the primary type of fat found within coconut oil, have been found to boost cognitive performance in older adults suffering from memory disorders as serious as Alzheimer’s — and not after months or even days of treatment, but after a single 40 ml dose! A groundbreaking 2004 study published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging found that the administration of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), the primary fat type found in coconut oil, almost immediately improved cognitive function in older adults with memory disorders. The study involved 20 subjects with Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment who, on separate days, were given either emulsified MCTs or a placebo. The details of the study procedure was described as follows: The study was conducted with a double-blind placebo controlled design with two study visits. How Medium Chain Triglycerides Work
Prawn, prosciutto and rosemary skewers recipe - BBC Food For the salsa, toss the avocado slices gently in a bowl with the lime juice. Add the tomatoes, spring onions, chillies, ginger and olive oil. Reserve a small handful of coriander (or basil) leaves for garnishing, tear up the remainder and add to the bowl with salt and pepper to taste. Sweet Spicy Chicken Cobb Salad It’s easy to eat the rainbow with this colorful, hearty, composed salad. The dressing, a zesty riff on homemade French dressing, gets a little spice from salt-free chili powder and honey. Feel free to use a hot chili blend if you’d like to turn up the heat. Ingredients 2 small (6-ounce/170g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts3 tablespoons (45 ml) safflower oil, divided3 teaspoons (15 ml) salt-free chili powder, divided1 pinch salt3 tablespoons (45 ml) apple cider vinegar3 tablespoons (45 ml) ketchup4 teaspoons (20 ml) honey9 cups (2160 ml) romaine lettuce, chopped and lightly packed1 slice thick-cut bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled1/2 medium avocado, diced (1 cup/240 ml)1 cup (240 ml) canned, low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed1 cup (240 ml) frozen corn, defrosted1 cup (240 ml) chopped tomatoes Directions
Apple Cider Vinegar & Greens Detox Salad You are here: Home / Healthy Eating / Recipes / Sides and Salads / Apple Cider Vinegar & Greens Detox Salad by: Yuri Elkaim Does your body need to reboot? If you constantly crave carbs and sugar, it probably means it’s time to clean yourself out, and this detox salad recipe will help you do just that. That doesn’t mean starving yourself! Bacon,egg,avocado & tomato salad Welcome! If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, increase energy levels or just generally look and feel healthier you've come to the right place. Here's where to start: Visit the Start Here and Primal Blueprint 101 pages to learn more about the Primal lifestyle. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter to receive an eBook called Primal Blueprint Fitness and more - all for free.
Vietnamese Shrimp Salad with Mint-Chili Dressing This recipe from Clean Eating features shrimp and mint-chili dressing in starring roles. This staple Vietnamese sauce is a simple yet flavorful addition to the kitchen table — the contrasting heating-and-cooling effects of the chili and mint leave your tastebuds wanting more. Vietnamese Shrimp Salad with Mint-Chili Dressing Ingredients Dressing 1/3 cup fresh mint1/4 cup olive oil3 tablespoons red onion, diced2 tablespoons fresh lime juice1 tablespoon rice vinegar1 teaspoon fish sauce1 small clove garlic, peeled1/4 teaspoon raw honey1/8 teaspoon chili paste
Mouth-Watering Crispy Brussels Sprouts (plus 7 ways to flavour them!) Four words you don’t often see together: mouth-watering Brussels sprouts. I can see it now, you’re raising an eyebrow and giving me the stink eye because your “b.s.” detector is going off. In fact, you probably didn’t even click on this post!? How to Stop an Avocado Going Brown Updated April 03, 2015. Avocado has to be one of the most popular - and particularly healthy fruits - in the kitchen, its uses are endless. Unfortunately, using an avocado means leaving it until the last minute because once cut, the surface of the fruit quickly turns brown.
Huevos Rancheros-Inspired Chopped Salad All the great flavors the classic Huevos Rancheros dish is known for have been combined to create this chopped salad that’s packed full of protein and fiber. Substitute queso fresco for pepitas or extra avocado, if desired. Ingredients