The Cherry on Top
Modern lifestyle advice with a Traditional Chinese Medicine twist
Avocado, thought to write about something green that wasn't a brussel sprout before Christmas. Avocado is a fruit with many benefits. Firstly, high in potassium which is hard to find in most fruits, they contain good fat containing oleic acid much like olive oil. The fibre of an ava is soluble vs. in-soluble. Soluble fibre supports good gut flora. They increase good fat 'HDL' which helps lower cholesterol which has been shown to lower risk of heart disease. Due to being high in anti oxidants they support eye health which lowers risk of cataracts & macular degeneration. Oh so many benefits!
From a chinese med view they are cool in nature and sweet in flavour. Supporting liver, lungs and intestines. They support blood and yin. One other interesting point; if someone struggles with fats being reactive with liver and gall bladder avocado is a great healthy fat source.
One cant think of ava without thinking guacamole!
Here's my recipe:
2 large ripe avacadoes
Juice of one lime or two
Handful of coriander
1/2 a red onion finely chopped
6 to 10 vine tomatoes cut in quarters
Dig out the avocado with a spoon into a bowl, mash with fork. Squeeze lime juice in, add 5 drops of tobacco, add red onion, tomatoes and coriander. Taste! add more tobacco or lime depending on your preference. Complete by adding some salt & pepper.
If you don't eat all the guacamole, reserve the large pit from the fruit and put it into the bowl and cover tightly in the fridge.