(NaturalHealth365) If you suffer with arthritis – I suggest you look at the many health benefits of avocado. The truth is our joints are built to last – all the days of our life – without giving us pain. Obviously, a healthy diet is essential to live pain free.
Avocados contain antioxidant-rich monounsaturated oils; essential fatty acids and vitamin E – which can promote the repair of cartilage. In addition, avocados have potassium; vitamins B and E; and fiber – plus they’re delicious!
Change your diet and eliminate physical pain – forever
Many (natural) health experts recommend the consumption of avocados as part of a healthy diet. Just one avocado per day provides phytosterols – which inhibit the absorption of cholesterol; lutein for healthy eyes and skin; and, of course, vitamin C, manganese, selenium, zinc plus many other life-supportive nutrients. Isn’t it great to see how nature provides everything we really need?
The interesting way avocado prevents both osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is by preventing pro-inflammatory prostaglandin E2 synthesis within the connective tissue. French studies found that avocado oil can relieve OA pain; stimulate cartilage repair; and lower a patient’s need for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. On your next medical appointment – you may want to talk to your doctor about reducing pain with healthy foods.
Health tip – if your physician gives you a blank stare or nasty comment about its validity – find another doctor!
Patients are demanding more from their doctors
More and more health-conscious consumers are demanding a greater selection of natural solutions for their health concerns. Physicians must remember that part of the (original) Hippocratic oath said, “first, do no harm”. Today, too many conventional medications are toxic and life threatening.
A basic guide to picking the best avocado
Ripe, read-to-eat fruit will be firm yet will yield to gentle pressure. Look for fruits with even skin color and without blemishes or bruises. The Hass variety of avocado will turn darker as they ripen, but other varieties do not change from the bright green color.
One of the most versatile fruits on the market – avocado offers many great ways to get them into your diet such as, salads, smoothies or puddings.
Want a great pudding recipe? Take one soft ripe avocado; 1 teaspoon of vanilla; ¼ cup of organic cocoa power; about 6 tablespoons of coconut oil; almond or rice milk and a sweetener of your choice like, maple syrup or stevia.
Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the inside. Place the avocado in a blender along with the other ingredients; process until smooth and serve or refrigerate. I, personally use the Blendtec blender – but Vitamix is a good blender as well. It can’t get any easier than that and the best part is you don’t have to be an avocado lover to enjoy this tasty treat.
Have you got a favorite avocado recipe? Share your delicious creations with the world – in our comment box below.
About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She has the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in natural healing including Naturopaths, scientist and energy healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.
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