Avocado is a plant from the laurel family, whose native land is Mexico. The fruits of this plant resemble a pear in shape and reach 20 centimeters in length. Above, they are covered with a black, sometimes dark green hard skin. The flesh of the fruit is greenish or with a yellow tinge. To taste the avocado as butter, with a light nutty taste. Widely used in cooking and cosmetology.
- Chemical composition
- For men
- For women
- For diabetics
- When losing weight
- When pregnant
- Caloric value
- How to choose a good fruit
- How to clean
- How to eat
- How to use
- Avocado salad piewith egg
- Mousse from avocado
- Avocado in deep fat
- Spread from avocado
- Cosmetic application
- Mask from avocado
- Mask with honey
- Mask with cottage cheese
- Mask from prboiling
- mask facial wrinkles from
- Folk recipes
- Broth diarrhea
- gingivitis From worms
- Immunoukreplyayuschy jam
- Harm and contraindications
Avocado Chemical composition
100 grams of avocado contains:
- 72 grams of water;
- 2 grams of protein;
- 20 grams of fat;
- 7.4 grams of carbohydrates.
The fruit is rich in mineral substances, such as:
The main vitamins that make up avocados are A, C, K, PP, E, B. It contains monounsaturated fats, which are well absorbed in the body.to the table of contents ^
The use of
Avocado has many useful properties that have a positive effect on the body:
- significantly reduces the risk of heart, blood vessel and blood disease;
- struggles with constipation;
- reduces the activity of the development of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
- interferes with cataract development;
- reduces the risk of diabetes;
- is useful in the postoperative period;
- after severe infectious diseases;
- is useful for athletes who carry daily high physical activity.
- The special substance - mannoheptulose, which is part of the product, has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, reduces irritability, fights fatigue, increases concentration and increases efficiency.
- Vitamins improve the skin condition, reduce inflammation, smooth wrinkles, relieve acne.
This fruit is an aphrodisiac and contains many biologically active substances, microelements and vitamins that can enhance the reproductive function of men.
The use of avocados in small amounts helps to keep the weight in the norm and is often recommended by dietitians for fasting days.
It is known that men are more prone to cardiovascular ailments, and the avocado contains a record amount of potassium, which is an essential trace element for the proper functioning of the heart.
Fruit has a beneficial effect on the female body as a whole. Fruits beneficial effect on the skin, contributes to its smoothness and elasticity, smooth wrinkles.
Biologically active substances that are part of the fruit, can reduce the production of estrogen, which helps delay the menopause.
For nursing mothers, the avocado also has its advantages, as it contains vegetable proteins, which are necessary for infants to develop normally.
This fruit was used in cosmetology.
With diabetes, eating avocados helps stabilize all metabolic processes in the body.
In addition, this fruit is a source of vegetable protein, which is indicated for consumption by people suffering from diabetes.
Most often diabetics are recommended to use this product in various salads.to table of contents ^
When losing weight
Despite their high caloric value, these calories do not cause fat deposits, of course, if you consume the product in reasonable quantities. Avocado neutralizes cholesterol, contains little sugar.
Found in it, L-carnitine and levocarnitine, which are excellent fat-burning substances, contribute to the breakdown of fat and its removal from the body.
Fruits can accelerate metabolic processes in the body.to contents ^
Vitamins and mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which are part of the avocado, are involved in the development of fetal systems and organs: the brain, the nervous system, the organs of vision, and so on.
Folic acid prevents the occurrence of congenital malformations of the fetus, such as, for example, cleft lip.
Regular use of avocado by a pregnant woman can prevent the occurrence of anemia, the development of heart problems, is the prevention of colds.
This exotic fruit helps to avoid such an undesirable phenomenon as stretch marks, because the substances that make up it moisturize, nourish and heal damaged skin.to table of contents ^
Caloric value of
Due to the large amount of fats that are part of the avocado, the caloric content of this product is also quite high. However, you need to know that these are monounsaturated fats that lower cholesterol when consumed in moderate doses. These fats give the body the necessary energy, participate in the assimilation of nutrients.
In 100 grams of fruit contains 208 kilocalories.to contents ^
How to choose a good fruit
The ripeness of the fruit is determined by slightly squeezing it in the palm of your hand. If it is very soft, then it means that it's over, if it's solid, then, on the contrary, it's not enough.
It is necessary to choose a golden mean - an elastic fruit that is slightly squashed when squeezing.
The ripe fruit is well cut, its flesh is juicy, it has a yellow color. Closer to the edge, the color acquires a greenish tinge.to contents ^
How to clean
The fruit is cleaned very easily, provided it is correctly selected. Avocado should be cut with a knife until it stops in the bone, after which the halves turn in different directions and separate from each other. The stone is removed, the skin is cut, it is picked up with a knife and pulled from the fetus.to the table of contents ^
How to eat
The preparation of dishes from avocados usually does not take much time, as most often it is eaten raw, because this is the only way to preserve all its useful properties. Due to the fact that avocados have weak taste qualities, this product is combined with very many food products. Especially good are dishes from avocado and red fish, seafood, poultry, bread and salads.back to contents ^
Modern cooking is full of dishes where the main ingredient is avocado. Here are some of them:to the table of contents ^
A famous Mexican sauce-snack that is prepared from avocado. A universal recipe is classic with lime.
It will require: 4 ripe small avocados, 1 lime, coriander - 50 grams, 2 small cloves of garlic, 50 ml of olive oil, sea or ordinary salt, spices and black pepper to taste.
Avocado cut into 2 parts, remove the stone. Flesh is spread out with a spoon in a bowl, and garlic and lime juice are squeezed out there. The pulp is carefully kneaded with a fork( you can use a blender) to the consistency of the cream. Finely chop the coriander and add it to the pulp along with the black pepper and salt. Refuel with oil and mix.to contents ^
Avocado salad pie with egg
It will take: 1 avocado, 2 eggs, 3 cloves of garlic, 6 tablespoons of yogurt( natural and not sweet), one pinch of salt and black pepper, greens for decorating the dish.
The egg is boiled, the protein is separated, then finely ground on a fine grater. Avocado must be cleaned and kneaded to the state of the gruel with a fork. After that, add the yolk and thoroughly crumble to a homogeneous consistency. Then add crushed garlic and protein, yogurt, pepper, salt and mix well into the mixture. Garnish with greenery before serving.to the table of contents ^
Mousse from avocado
For preparation: 1 piece avocado, 30 grams cheese, 6 tablespoons cream, dill - 2 tablespoons, salt and pepper.
Purify from the peel of avocado and mix all the ingredients in the blenders.to the table of contents ^
It will take: 1/4 cup of flour, vegetable oil, salt, beaten eggs - 2 pieces, bread crumbs 1/4 cup, peeled avocado - 2 pieces.
Up to 100 degrees, we heat the oven, and oil up to 180. You need to prepare 3 plates: one pour a mixture of flour with salt, another beaten eggs, and the third breadcrumbs. Slices sliced avocado, first put them into flour, then into egg and breaded.
Fry the preheated oil until golden brown. Then we put it on a baking tray and put it in the oven until it is ready. Finished dish sprinkled with salt.to table of contents ^
Spread from avocado
For a dish you will need: 2 large avocados, 2 limes juice, 2 garlic cloves, chili powder - 1 teaspoon, salt and pepper to taste.
Purified avocados must be cut into cubes and placed in a chopper, lime juice, garlic and chili are added there. All the ingredients must be ground to a consistency of puree, salt and pepper to taste. Before use, it is recommended to put on a plate and sprinkle with chili. Serve immediately.to contents ^
Cosmetic application of
The following tools are popular:to the table of contents ^
Mask from avocado
To make this mask one fruit of avocado will be needed. Preparation: it is necessary to prepare the fruit: cut it and remove the stone. After that, the pulp is thoroughly kneaded with a fork and applied to the skin( face, neck, décolleté).Keep the mask should not be more than 20 minutes. To remove it from the skin, it is enough to wash yourself with water, wipe the area with a dry napkin, then apply a nourishing cream. Typically, the mask is done 2 times a week. It perfectly moisturizes, cleanses and nourishes.to the table of contents ^
Mask with honey
Ingredients: 1 avocado, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Preparation: first, it is necessary to melt the honey to a liquid state, and the avocado must be thoroughly kneaded with a fork. We connect these two components and add the yolk and olive oil there, again mix well until a homogeneous consistency, then leave the mixture infused for 2 minutes. Apply the resulting mask to the skin of the face and neck, stand for 30 minutes, then rinse with running water, and wipe dry the skin. After the procedure, you need to apply a nourishing cream. Do not recommend to apply more often 1 time per week.to contents ^
Mask with curd
Ingredients: 1 avocado and 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese. Preparation: Avocado thoroughly kneaded and mixed with low-fat cottage cheese. It is recommended to apply on the skin in a circular, without pressure, movement, leave it for 20 minutes. Remove it with running water. You can apply 3-4 times a week.to the table of contents ^
Mask from acne
Ingredients: half avocado, 1 tablespoon green clay and kefir, 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Preparation: Avocado kneaded with a fork until mashed, add clay, diluted with kefir, and lemon juice. Stir the mixture thoroughly, then apply to the face and neck skin for 15 minutes. Removes the mask also with water. Suitable for frequent use( 2-3 times a week).to the table of contents ^
Facial mask against wrinkles
Ingredients: half avocado and banana, 3 tablespoons cream. Preparation: Avocado and banana are crushed to a gruel-like condition, added to cream and put on the face for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water. Apply 2-3 times a week.to table of contents ^
Fruits are used as a dietary product for such ailments as cataracts of the stomach, dyspepsia, hypertension, anemia. For this, the product is eaten raw, several times a day.to contents ^
Decoction from diarrhea
With diarrhea, make a decoction of the leaves and seeds of the plant. To do this, take 15 grams and pour one glass of boiling water, cover and let it brew. After that, filter and take 1/3 cup three times a day.to table of contents ^
From gum disease
To combat gingival inflammations, mix a tablespoon of avocado oil with two drops of lavender and tea tree. The mixture is applied to a cotton swab and applied to problem areas for 20 minutes. The procedure is repeated 2 times a day.to contents ^
To get rid of worms take the skin from one fruit and pour boiling water overnight. In the morning, the drug is taken on an empty stomach. Term of treatment is 3 days.to contents ^
Wellness jam is made from avocado, dried apricots, figs and honey. All ingredients are mixed in equal amounts and twisted in a meat grinder, honey is added, after which the mixture is stirred again. Take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day after eating.to contents ^
Ripe fruit is better to store in an uncut form on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator or in a dark and dry cabinet far from heat sources.to table of contents ^
Harm and contraindications to avocado
Despite the harmlessness and availability of this fruit, it has a number of contraindications:
- can not eat fruit for allergies to citrus;
- is contraindicated fruit and with individual intolerance;Do not use
- in people with latex allergy;
- bones of avocado are unfit for food.