Health tip!! #avocado benefits!
The avocado is believed to have originated in Puebla, Mexico. The oldest evidence of the avocado was found in a cave in Puebla, Mexico and dates back to around 10,000 BC.
An avocado is botanically, a large berry that grows on a tree that can reach 6 feet tall. Just like a banana, the avocado ripens 1-2 weeks after being picked.
Avocados are often referred to as the healthiest food due to its impressive nutritional value.
An avocado contains these vitamins and minerals:
Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Sodium, Zinc
•An avocado contains more potassium than a banana. Avocados have 14% and a banana contains 10% potassium.
•Folate for your heart’s health. Avocados have 23% folate which lowers incidences of heart disease. Vitamin E, monounsaturated fats and glutathione are also good for the heart. Folate can lower the risks of having a stroke.
•Folate is also essential in the prevention of birth defects such as spina bifida and neural tube defect.
•Eating avocados help our body’s absorb 5 times the amount of carotenoids (lycopene and beta carotene).
•Eye Heath- Avocados contain more carotenoid lutein than any other fruit, protecting against macular degeneration and cataracts.
•High in beta-sitosterol, avocados lower bad cholesterol by 22%, raises good cholesterol by 11% and also lowers blood triglycerides by 20%.
•Studies show high oleic acid prevents breast cancer, inhibits tumor growth in prostate cancer and seeks out precancerous and oral cancer cells and destroys them.
•Avocados are high in fiber and will help you feel fuller longer, potentially helping with weight loss. High fiber helps metabolic health and steadies blood sugar.
•Avocado extract paired with a carrier oil can reduce the symptoms of arthritis.
•Pholyphenols and flavonoids within avocados have anti inflammatory properties.
•Avocados cleanse the intestines, relieving bad breath.
•Avocado oil greatly nourishes the skin and is a beneficial treatment for psoriasis and other skin irritations.
Broccoli Rabe 🌿💚 This very healthy yet bitter veggie is a member of the turnip family and the stalks, leaves AND stems are actually edible. Highly nutritious with lots of pungent flavor this veggie should not to be mistaken for regular broccoli because the two are COMPLETELY different in flavor and style 😋 My favorite way to eat broccoli rabe is to sauté it and eat it with a protein or gluten free pasta ✅ #HealthyAlibi
Because it's almost Friday. 🍎 Apple pie bars (à la mode if you're feeling #fancy ) for healthy-ish fall snacking. ✌🏼Recipe in stories....But (very) serious question about snacks (if you eat them): Do you make your own or buy them? And what are they? Tell me!
It’s winter squash season at Dilmun Hill! The student managers are preparing the farm for winter with the help of cover crop specialists at @cornelluniversity. Check out our blog for updates on our project - link in bio
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Baby dinner win 🙌
Roasted cauliflower pieces with green "hummus" (chick peas, spinach, kale, caramelized onion, little bit of lemon juice, roast garlic and water) big yums and clean bowl (not a clean face 👶)
Last nights meal leftovers! I absolutely adore fall because that means allll of the warm squash and potato dishes 😋 .
Deets: Delicata Squash Pasta with kale, onions, and tomato sauce!
What you’ll need: any veggie based pasta (I used the tri-colored rotini pasta), pasta sauce (I got store-bought but I plan on making my own in the future!), delicata squash, kale, onions, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes!
1) Begin by boiling 3 cups water for every cup of pasta you plan to make.
2) While waiting for water to boil, cut your squash into bite sized pieces. Your choice for this one-you can either cook it stove top on medium/high with some olive oil or throw it in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes on 375 degrees.
3) Small dice onions, and use your hands to pull apart kale into desired pieces. Remember, kale cooks down a lot!
4) Once water comes to a boil, throw pasta in for about 15 minutes.
5A) If cooking on the stove, add squash and cook with salt and pepper until tender. Towards the end, throw the onions and kale into the skillet and continue to cook on low until the kale softens.
5B) If squash is in the oven, throw into skillet on low with onions and kale once done.
6) Season veggies with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes if desired.
7). Drain pasta water and add to skillet.
8) Mix together and add pasta sauce. Top with some shredded vegan parmesan by @followyourheart if you want a little extra yumminess! .
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