Ripe For The Picking: It’s National Avocado Day

When someone asks, “Would you like to add avocado to your meal?” the answer should always be, “Absolutely!” You never regret adding avocado to your meal! Avocados have become incredibly popular in the American diet in recent years. In fact, avocado consumption in the U.S. has quadrupled since the year 2000.

 

Avocados should be celebrated every day, not just on July 31st. They help to provide the body with heart-healthy fats, omega-3s, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins C, E, and K. One of the best qualities of avocados is that they contain oleic acid, which helps to hydrate your skin and support the regeneration of damaged skin cells.

But Wait….There’s More!

Avocados can help to lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels, which is a big deal considering that heart disease is the number one killer in the world. Several studies have indicated that regular avocado consumption can help to lower LDL cholesterol levels, reduce blood triglycerides, and increase HDL cholesterol levels. Which helps to decrease the risk of atherosclerosis. The potassium content in avocados also helps to fight against hypertension by relaxing blood vessels and arteries. Remember, eating avocados as part of a healthy plant-based diet will yield the best results.

 

Avocado Fact: The ancient Aztecs used to apply avocados to their skin to make their skin more beautiful. It wasn’t until the 20th century that the cosmetic industry began including avocado oil in creams, lotions, cleansers, and other products for healthier skin.

 

The best way to enjoy National Avocado Day is by eating avocados! We have some delicious recipes in this article and we encourage you to try at least one of them. Let us know how they turn out for you in the comments below. By the way…all of these recipes are Full Body Cleanse approved.

 

Tropical Smoothie With Avocado:

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Looking to get an extra dose of heart-healthy fats and omega-3s? Make this avocado smoothie for breakfast to boost your energy levels.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Avocado Caprese Salad:

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Not only is this recipe filled with magnesium, potassium, and omega-3s, but it also is a unique, raw, & delicious take on an Italian classic!

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Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette:

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Are you ready to taste one of the best dressings we’ve every published? Ready the blender because it’s time to blend some deliciousness.

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Raw Avocado Chocolate Mousse:

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Avocado for dessert? You bet your sweet tooth you’re having avocado for dessert because you can’t even taste it. All you are going to taste is sweet chocolaty heaven.

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Raw Avocado-Based Lime Ice Cream:

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Yes, avocados do make a great base for ice cream because they are creamy and don’t have the strongest flavor. You can play around with the measurements a little, depending on how you want your ice cream to taste.

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Sources:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-avocado.html

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-proven-benefits-of-avocado#section5

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-avocado-day-july-31/

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