Avocado is more than a ingredient in guacamole - it makes a hearty satisfying meal when eaten alone, in salads, and in other dishes. most people who transition from standard American diet to a vegan diet with avocado, nuts and seeds don´t miss the animal foods because raw vegan plant fat is so satisfying as well as more nutritious than cooked fatty animal foods! In hundreads of thousands of cases, people who have adopted a vegan diet of predominantly raw foods with minimal or no cooked starches as part of a healthful lifestyle (including regular exercise and adequate sleep), have lost excess weight, overcome illness, gained new vitality, and avoided the killer diseases which now plague our meat, bread, dairy, and junk-food eating society.
If your goal is to reduce your consumption or transition completely off of meat and dairy, avocado may be the perfect way to satisfy your natural cravings for creamy nourishment.
Avocado is also known as "alligator pear" because of the rough skin and some varieties. In the 17-18th centuries the fruit was also commonly known as "butter pear". In tropical Central America, avocado trees have been growing wild for thousands of years.
According to the Little Green Avocado Book, there is strong evidence that avocado trees flourished 50 million years ago in wah is now California, and avocados might have provided food for dinosaurs.
Avocado growing is relatively new in the United States. They are available year round. the harvest time depends on the variety. the Hass, the best known commercial variety, is a hybrid of the Mexican and the Guatemalan types and is picked from January into fall depending on where is it grown.
Avocados are bursting vith nutrients - vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, H, K, and folic acid, plus the mineral magnesium, copper, iron, calcium, potassium and many other trace elements. Avocados provide all of the essential amino acids (those that must be provided by our diet), with 18 amino acids in all, plus 7 fatty acids, including Omega 3 and 6. Avocados contain more protein than cow´s milk, about 2% per edible portion. Since rapidly growing nursing infants obtain no more than 2% protein from mother´s milk, we can safely assume that children and adults do not regularly require foods icher in protein than avocado. Our bodies recycle approximately 80% of our protein; cooked protein is denatured and largely unusable, thus our protein need is far lower than what is taught by conventional dietetics. A small avocado will provide more usable protein than a huge steak because cooked protein in meat is deranged and mostly unavailable to our liver, the organ which makes all of our body´s protein. There is a clear evidence from many sources that cooked fatty and high-protein foods are the prime culprit in our country´s high rate of cancer, as well as colitis, Chron´s disease nd many other diseases. (I instantly healed up from long illness, ulcerative colitis, seventeen years ago after stopped eating meat and adopted a properly combined low-fat vegan diet of mostly raw fruits and vegetables, and i have since helped over 1,000 people recover from similar illnesses).
the water content of avocado by weight averages 74%. Becauseavocado is ripe, watery, enzymatically-alive fruit, it ranks as the most easily digested rich source of fats and proteins in whole food form. The ripening action of the sun "predigests" complex proteins into siple, easily digested amino acids. the fat content (by weight) varies from 7-26% according to the variety, averaging 15%. Approximately 63% of the fat in avocados is monounsaturated, 20% is polyunsaturated and 17% is saturated.
Avocado is an alkalizing food, i.e., the mineral end products of metabolism have an alkalizing effect in the blood and other bodily fluids. Meat, dairy and most raw nuts create acidity in the body - excess eating of these causes the leaching of alkalizing calcium from our bones to buffer the acidity, leading to osteoporosis.
dr Douglas Graham states: "Current bone density testing has verified loss of calcium from the bones after the consumption of just one meat meal. A similar meal containing the same amount of protein from plants results in no calcium loss. Fruit and vegetables proteins, which supply the complete spectrum of human nutrients, must be considered superior to animal protein which are deficient or missing many of our essential nutrients such as fibre, vitamin C and host of others.
Avocado generally requires approximately 1,5-2 hours in the stomach to be digested. It digests well if the eater is relaxed, hungry, energeti, has an empty stomach and follows proper food combining guidelines. If you eat avocado when you are tired, you may fall asleep.
For optimal digestion eat avocado alone or with any non-sweet-not-starchy fruit or any non-starchy vegetable food. Eating avocado with leafy greens, celery, cucumber will enhance the digestive process as additional digestive enzymes are secreted. People with weak digestion will generally experience ebhanced digestion when eating avocado with non-starchy salads as opposed to eating avocado alone.
Avoid eating avocado with or within 20 minutes of eating sweet fruit or drinking sweet fruit juice. Wait at least 3 hours after eating avocado before eating sweet fruit. Do not eat avocado with other fats like oils, nuts, seeds and wait several hours before eating these. Overeating avocados can lead to sluggishness, hyper-acid stomach, and skin outbreaks. Gnerally one avocado a day, 3-6 days per week is a good baseline, it depends on your digestion.
Avocado eaters who eat a healthful vegan diet typically experience more lustrious hair, softer, smoother skin, stronger nails, fewer joint problems, slimmer belly, less body odor, improved mental function and enhanced libido. Upon giving up animal meat and dairy, switching to a diet of 75-100% raw vegan foods with enzymatically-alive "plant meat, " and adopting a healthful lifestyle, a multitude of people have reaped amazing health benefits and joyous vitality.