Thursday, November 26, 2009
addicted to avocados!
"About 75% of an avocado's calories come from fat, most of which is monounsaturated fat. Avocados also have 60% more potassium than bananas. They are rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin E and vitamin K. They have the highest fiber content of any fruit - including 75% insoluble and 25% soluble fiber." Also, "High avocado intake has been shown to have an effect on blood serum cholesterol levels. Specifically, after a seven day diet rich in avocados, hypercholesterolemia patients showed a 17% decrease in total serum cholesterol levels. These subjects also showed a 22% decrease in both LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels and 11% increase in HDL (good cholesterol) levels" (Wikipedia, 2009). So hearing all these benefits I ran out to my local grocery store to buy a bag of avocados! Im sure my skin can use some of those yummi vitamins! So after that Ive been addicted! I cut some avocados and tomtatoes, add some salt and pepper and i have it for a snack! Its soooo goood! :D Then i use the skin for a face mask! or hand mask! Super moisturizing! I leave it on for about 5-10 mins! Feels really good!