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AVOCADO...A WHAT?

Posted by JENIE=) Saturday, June 6, 2009


Distant relatives from our family’s provincial hometown, Batangas, came over last weekend for a visit. A jeepney-full of relatives actually, most of which I know from childhood summer visits to our long-ago rest house there, near Taal Lake.


With them are products of my gramps and his sibs’ trees they take care of on their younger days. And one of my favorites is among them, AVOCADO’S! If you haven’t tried it…you’re missing half of your life! It tastes really good, either being a shake, or a frozen dessert (Mash it and mix with condensed milk or powdered milk and sugar…slurp!).


I know it is rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Potassium and Fiber…still, I believe it to have more than that. And so clicked the google search and within minutes found out that it also contain large amounts of folate pregnant mothers need to reduce incidence of birth defects in infants.

I also came across a study by a professor in the University of Shiznoka Japan imparting that avocado seem to improve liver health and slows down liver damage, “It’s components inhibits galactosamine from interfering with the normal activity of healthy cells in the liver, and are somehow responsible for preventing the toxin from working”.
Please be reminded though that we always bear in mind that AVOCADO IS A FAT! Yes, not a fruit! It is a good fat, but EVERYTHING IN EXCESS IS NOT GOOD. And so--consume in moderation.


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