Before we start with this article, I would like to ask you a simple question – how often do you eat avocado? Well, I sure hope that your answer is few times a week. You should consume avocados more often, because they are loaded with healthy nutrients and can provide many health benefits.
An avocado is a creamy, delicious, nutrient-bomb and it can do amazing things for your long-term health. We all know that in the last few years, avocados have been popping up everywhere in healthy recipes, food blogs and on health websites. You can use this delicious fruit to make guacamole, add it in your favorite salad or just eat it, but, the only downside of the fruit is that it tends to get mushy, brown, and unappealing shortly after being cut.
But, you shouldn’t be worried, because it’s your lucky day. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy trick to keep your avocados fresh to use in future recipes. Just read the article below and you will find out.
Why Eat More Avocado?
As we said, avocados are delicious and packed with healthy nutrients:
- Vitamin E
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin A
How Avocadoes Fight Cancer?
Avocado contains high amounts of the glutathione compound. What is glutathione? Well, glutathione is a master antioxidant found in avocados that effectively detoxify the body and protect the cells from oxidative stress. And you should also know that avocados contain high amounts of oleic acid, which fight unhealthy plaque-forming cholesterol. According to Michelle Smekens, N.D, FABNO, Naturopathic oncology provider at Cancer treatment centers of America’s Midwestern Regional Medical Center, this means that if you consume foods that contain high amounts of oleic acid, it can even lower your risk of developing breast cancer.
A recent study has discovered that the molecules found in avocados could actually hold the power to treat specific forms of Leukemia. The medical experts in this study have even filed a patent application for use of avocation B, a compound found in avocados, to develop drugs that combats acute myeloid leukemia. You should also know that the healthy fats found in avocados also aid in keeping neurological cell membranes flexible.
Another study, published in the October 2012 edition of The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, has discovered that monounsaturated fatty acids actually protect nerve cells in the brain known as astrocytes, which support information-carrying cells.
How to Keep Them Fresh
As we said, we all know that when avocados are cut, they quickly brown due to oxidization. Now you probably ask yourself – why? Well, the enzyme known as polyphenol oxidase is the cause of this phenomenon that makes avocados difficult to store.
Here’s what you need to do – you will need the following ingredients: fresh cut avocado, a red onion and an air tight container. First, you need to slice the red onion into large pieces and place at the bottom of your container. Then, you need to add half an avocado, cut lengthwise, skin-side down over the onion. This will prevent your avocado from absorbing the onion flavor. The gasses released by the onion will prevent the avocado from oxidizing for 5-7 days. You should definitely try this simple trick, and share your thoughts in the comment sections below. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.