Whole grains vs. Refined grains.
~ William Arthur Ward
Avocados were eaten in Central America thousands of years ago.
When you mash them, they are silky and smooth like a creamy dairy product that grows on trees. Mashed avocado works well as a substitute for mayonnaise on a sandwich.
Avocados contain a large amount of fat, but fortunately almost all of the fat is the good kind, monounsaturated fat (the same kind found in olive oil) that is thought to be good for the heart.
According to http://caloriecount.about.com the breakdown for 1 medium avocado is 26 percent fat, of which only 5 percent is saturated.
They’re also loaded with potassium, fiber and disease-fighting phytochemicals, natural plant nutrients that help protect against a variety of cancers and diseases.
Many people are surprised to learn that avocados are a fruit. They love the taste of avocados but do not realize they are so rich in nutrients and phytochemicals. The avocado’s unique nutrient profile makes them a stand out among commonly eaten fruits.
** information taken from — www.Diabetic-diet-Secrets.com
Additionally, kale is high in sulforaphane, which stimulates the body to produce cancer-fighting enzymes. Sulfur compounds called glucosinolates, which are found in generous amounts in cruciferous vegetables like kale, are broken down into compounds called isothiocyanates and indoles when the vegetable is chewed or cut. The presence of vitamin C makes this process even more effective, as the compounds are more readily available for the body’s use.
Researchers believe kale’s cancer-lessening ability stems from these and many population compounds found in kale. Some surveys, experimental testing, and several animal trials studies have found that eating kale on a regular basis lowers the risk of different cancers.
Kale is also among the highest vegetable sources of chlorophyll, an immune system stimulant.
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