Why are they good for us?
- They are rich in anti-oxidents, particularly those known as cartenoids. These anti-oxidents help in ridding the body of dangerous free radicals and help in combating eye degradation and disease.
- They are high in fibre
- They contain oleic acid. This is a fat that signals a feeling of fullness to the brain. This means that eating an avocado can help control the size of your food portions and prevent you from over eating.
- Lowers LDL(bad cholestrol).
- High in potassium. They contain more potassium thanfound in a banana.
- Helps regulate blood pressure and prevent circulatory diseases.
- Packed with glutathione - a powerful age preserving anti-oxident.
Here's one easy recipes with avocados
Baked Egg and Avocado
When I was in California my friend Danny cooked this baked avocado with egg and salsa for breakfast. Delicious. I watched him cook this and it was very easy.
2 ripe avocados
4 fresh eggs
1 tablespoon chopped chives
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade.
- Slice the avocados in half, and take out the stone. Scoop out about two tablespoons of flesh from the centre of the avocado, just enough so the egg will fit snugly in the centre.
- Place the avocados in a small baking dish. Do your best to make sure they fit tightly.
- Crack an egg into each avocado half. Try your best to crack the yolk in first, then let the egg whites spill in to fill up the rest of the shell.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the size of your eggs and avocados. Just make sure the egg whites have enough time to set.
- Remove from oven, then season with pepper, chives, and garnish of your choice.
- Serve the avocado flesh that you scooped out on the side.