Making guacamole healthier
The traditional guacamole is made using the flesh of avocado fruit infused with diced veggies, salt and certain herbs. It is a condiment, dip and can also be used in salads. But there are many ingredients which make the tasty dip, even more healthier boasting a ton of benefits, adding to the nutritional values of this simple recipe.
Here are some of the health benefits of your homemade guacamole.
Folate and vitamin E, both are helpful in reducing the risk of heart disease. Guacamole is loaded with these nutrients and more healthy fats which also control blood pressure.
Vitamins C and E help in preventing oxidative damage which essentially affects your skin and hair. These vitamins in your guacamole boost overall health of many blood connectivity tissues and your skin, hair, tendons, ligaments.
Healthy fats and high fiber content in your guacamole helps with weight loss problems. Fiber is known to discourage appetite which results in reduced intake of carbs, fats, calories in general to promote a healthy body. Fiber also aids in digestion and certain bodily functions like bowel movements.
The key ingredients in your guacamole ranging from avocados tomatoes and lemon juice are rich in Vitamins especially vitamin C. Vitamin C is known to boost immunity and keep your overall health in check.
Carotenoid is an essential compound which is necessary for maintaining overall eye health and ensuring old age problems like cataract and macular degeneration are kept in check. Avocados are rich in carotenoid which help protect your eyes from such problems.
Avocados also contain important compounds that destroy cancer cells, at the same time taking care of the healthier cells. The oleic acid found in avocados helps prevent cancer related ailments.
Avocados are also rich in a compound called beta sitosterol, which helps in controlling and reducing cholesterol levels immensely. The results can be seen in just a couple of days when avocados are consumed regularly.
Blood sugar levels are also controlled due to the high fiber content in guacamole which helps protect from sudden spikes or crashing in your blood sugar levels. The lime in the recipe is also effective in controlling blood sugar levels through a compound called pectin.
Guacamole is very easy to make and does not require an elaborate preparation. It can be made with these simple ingredients, avocado fruit bearing the flesh which is the main component combined with finely chopped tomatoes, onions and chillies (red or green) mixed with fresh lemon juice and a dash of salt.
Coriander leaves finely chopped to top it all off after mixing thoroughly, to be covered and stored in a cool place. A mix of many spices like cayenne pepper, spice mix can also be incorporated in the recipe to give it that extra hot flavor served as a perfect dip.