TAG: Avocados

Amazing Avocado

Amazing Avocado

Avocados are one of the most nutrient-dense foods. They are high in fiber and top the charts among all fruits for folate, potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium. This amazing fruit is high in oleic acid. Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fat that helps increase fat metabolism. They are also rich in powerful carotenoid anti-oxidants lutein and zeaxanthin as well. Avocados also contain D-manno-heptulose sugar that has been shown to improve the skin epidermis by boosting collagen formation. This is the perfect reason to use avocados as a facial mask rather than those over the counter facial masks that contain toxins… read more

Growing Your Own Stone Fruit Is Easy

Avocado

Fruits with pits are also known as drupes or stone fruits. A drupe is a fruit with a hard stone or pit inside and contains a “fleshy” outer skin. This includes cherries, plums, peaches, dates, mangoes and apricots. Some berries are also drupes, such as raspberries and blackberries. You  needn’t perform acupuncture, poking and prodding the pits of fruit to encourage new plants to grow. Instead, embed them in a nutrient-dense bed of compost or humus. Not the dip that you find smeared on pita bread. Rather the rich, outermost layer of healthy soil. Results may vary depending on which… read more

3 Strange Dark Chocolate Combinations

3 Strange Dark Chocolate Combinations

Dark chocolate is renowned for its health factors, providing chocolate lovers with a sense of sweet contentment. Though favorite recipes may include desserts or dipped fruits, the following are some dark chocolate pairings that may not make the popular list, but they sure spark some culinary curiosity. Believe it or not, chocolate and avocado are a pair appearing in several recipes. One to check out is from two peas & their pod. Their vegan chocolate avocado cookies may sound odd but they look delicious. Avocados are rich in natural good fats and have many healthy properties. When paired with antioxidant rich dark chocolate it… read more

Natural Energy Foods

Natural Energy Foods

As power smart people we are always looking for sustainable energy sources, but do we think enough about what sustains us? We need fuel, too. Forget power bars and electrolyte replacement drinks. Check out these three nutrient dense foods that will keep your own energy at a steady and renewable pace. And they come in their own completely natural packaging, too. Bananas Bananas are one of the more popular fruits and are a staple in many households. They are known for their high potassium and manganese levels, and are also high in vitamins B6 and C. Bananas that appear greener… read more