January 20th, 2019
Guest writer for Wake Up World
Avocados are native to Central and South America and have been cultivated since approximately 8,000 B.C. By the mid-1800s, they had been introduced to Asia and Jamaica, but they did not arrive in the United States until the early 20th century. California and Florida produce most of the avocados grown in the USA with other commercial producers existing in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.
Guacamole is a popular way to enjoy avocados, and this delicious food contains other ingredients besides avocados that offer some surprising health benefits.
Ingredients in Organic Guacamole and Their Health Benefits:
Organic Avocado — Contains Lutein (a carotenoid along with Vitamin E), Magnesium, and monounsaturated (healthy) fats. Avocado helps fight cancer of the mouth, breast, and prostate, and improves skin tone. It also improves absorption of nutrients in other foods.
Himalayan Salt — Stabilizes blood sugar levels and regulates heartbeat. Himalayan salt also improves absorption and cell communication and relieves the sinuses and lungs.
Organic Lime Juice — Contains potassium and supports the immune system. It also helps to cleanse the blood and liver.
Organic Cilantro — Contains several antioxidants, and is a natural deodorizer. It relieves nausea, bloating, urinary tract infections, and indigestion. Consumption of cilantro also helps to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and it has properties that make it beneficial against harmful organisms.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil — Helps balance systemic redness and swelling, also promotes healthy blood pressure. It helps to increase metabolism and supports health of the ovaries and breasts.
Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar — Once lauded by Hippocrates, apple cider vinegar (raw and unfiltered) helps countless health ailments. It strengthens the immune system, improves metabolism and stamina, and provides relief for sore throats.
Organic Cumin — A natural antioxidant that supports the liver, promotes digestion, and vitalizes the immune system.
Organic Garlic — An antioxidant that may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and helps to cleanse the liver. Garlic has unique benefits whether consumed raw, cooked, or aged. It also contains unique properties that make it an excellent fighter against stomach cancer.
Organic Lemon Juice (fresh) — May aid the body in removing gallstones when mixed with olive oil, relieves stomach discomfort and may help reduce the risk of developing arthritis, atherosclerosis, diabetes, and kidney stones.
Organic Onion — Onions contain an antioxidant called Quercetin, which is a flavonoid. They also contain vitamin E, potassium, folic acid, vitamin C, and fiber. Onions are known to relieve congestion and allergy symptoms and help to reduce cholesterol. They also promote detoxification of toxic metals and help fight cancer of the lungs, bladder, ovaries, and breasts.
Organic Peppers — Peppers contain an antioxidant called capsaicin, which relieves congestion, headaches, allergies, colitis, ulcers, and discomfort. Eating peppers can aid with blood clotting, cholesterol reduction, and the rate of stroke. Peppers also increase metabolism.
Tips for Buying Organic Avocados
Look for avocados that are slightly soft, but without dark sunken spots or cracks. Tree ripened avocados generally have a better flavor and can be identified by their slight neck. California avocados usually have a richer taste than avocados grown in Florida. Be sure that you only purchase avocados that have dark green skin, light and bright skin is a sign the avocado is not ripe.
Organic Guacamole Recipe
- 2 ripe, medium organic avocados
- Juice from 1 organic lime (to taste)
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh organic cilantro
- ½ tsp organic olive oil
- ½ tsp raw organic apple cider vinegar
- Juice from 1 organic lemon
- ½ tsp organic cumin
- 2 cloves organic garlic
- ¼ cup finely chopped organic onion
- ¼ tsp freshly ground organic pepper
- ¼-½ tsp finely ground Himalayan salt (to taste)
- Peel avocados and remove the pit.
- Dice the avocados, mince the garlic cloves, and chop the onion and cilantro.
- Squeeze your lemon and lime and grind your pepper as needed.
- Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
- Instead of mixing, toss well to maintain the chunky consistency.
About the author:
Dr. Edward F. Group III (DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM) founded Global Healing Center in 1998 with the goal of providing the highest quality natural health information and products. He is world-renowned for his research on the root cause of disease. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center earned recognition as one of the largest natural and organic health resources in the world. Dr. Group is a veteran of the United States Army and has attended both Harvard and MIT business schools. He is a best-selling author and a frequent guest on radio and television programs, documentary films, and in major publications.
Dr. Group centers his philosophy around the understanding that the root cause of disease stems from the accumulation of toxins in the body and is exacerbated by daily exposure to a toxic living environment. He believes it is his personal mission to teach and promote philosophies that produce good health, a clean environment, and positive thinking. This, he believes, can restore happiness and love to the world.
For more, please visit Global Healing Center.
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