5 health benefits of avocado pears

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avocado superfoodAvocado pears are a versatile fruit which are more commonly eaten in savoury dishes such as with salads, turned into a dip (guacamole) or in Mexican cooking.

I used avocados as a weaning food for Little Miss Green. They mash up to a creamy consistency and are so easy to digest. When she was particularly hungry, I would mash them with some banana and mix into live yogurt for a nourishing breakfast.

Avocados are a superfood; portable, easy to prepare and eat, comes with its own packaging and are delicious!

Here’s 5 more reasons why avocados could make a useful addition to your diet.

Complete food

Avocados are a complete food, proving fat, protein and carbohydrate – every vegetarian’s dream!

Potassium

Avocados are high in potassium. Potassium deficiency can cause fatigue, depression and poor digestion.

Antioxidants

Avocados are rich in antioxidants; vitamins A, C and E. They also contain some of the B complex so are great for those suffering from stress or convalescing.

Monosaturated fat

Avocados are high fat, but the fat is GOOD fat; in the form of monosaturated. We all need good fats, even slimmers, so give yourself a treat!

Smooth skin

Avocados are excellent for the skin. Research shows that substances in the pulp of avocados appear to trigger DNA to produce more embryonal collagen – the soluble kind we start our lives with, producing smooth and supple skins.

All in all, avocados are a true superfood. They harmonise the liver, are soothing for the nervous system and are particularly useful in times of overwork. They are also valuable in periods of physical growth as in young children & adolescents.

Go ahead and find a fancy avocado recipe, but the best thing, is to get yourself a perfectly ripe, organic avocado, slice it open, cut out the stone, dig in with a teaspoon and enjoy!

What is your favourite way to eat avocado pears?

6 Comments

  1. Andrea on July 24, 2009 at 12:39 am

    By far nothing beats just getting in there with a spoon and enjoying every spoonful!

    And as you said Mrs. Green, they are perfect for the little ones. My daughter can’t get enough, which is great since they are so nutritious.

    Thanks for the great post and I’ll be sure to keep following your blog!

    Andrea.



  2. Mrs Green on July 26, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    @Andrea: Hi Andrea; good to see you 🙂 I agree with you; just tuck into a perfectly ripe avocado and enjoy!

    Glad your daughter loves them and keep up the great work with your site too; it seems you are embarking on an interesting journey as a family with Tristan’s recent diagnosis of autism – I wish you well and have a feeling you are going to do just fine and be an inspiration to others facing the same 🙂



  3. Wilson Pon on July 31, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Mrs. Green, did you know that Avocado pears also good to prevent stroke and diabetes as well? It considered as one of the “Superfruits”!



  4. Mrs Green on August 7, 2009 at 7:01 am

    @Wilson Pon: Hi Wilson, thank you for adding that to our information. Avocados really are a superfood!



  5. Atemuda on September 24, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Avocados are just best for the i love enjoying them.Thanks for the education



  6. Mrs Green on September 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    @Atemuda: Hello Atemuda – I’m glad you enjoyed the article; and will continue to enjoy eating avocados!



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