A Simple secret to beautiful skin located inside these….
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California Avocados are a fresh, natural, wholesome part of a healthful diet. They’re irresistibly rich in flavor and, avocados also provide vital nutrients and phytochemicals. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases.
There are 13 vitamins that the body absolutely needs: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). Avocados naturally contain many of these vitamins.
I have some favorite recipes that I love to use during the summer that give you regular Vitamin B’s onthat are not absorbed by the body. I love the buttery texture when I sink a bite of these in my mouth. You don’t even need dressing with these. Eat them alone or marry them with some lovely red tomatoes that are rich in Licopene.
- VITAMIN K (6.3 mcg/8% DV per serving) – Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in blood clotting. It is known as the clotting vitamin, because without it blood would not clot. Some studies indicate that it helps in maintaining strong bones in the elderly. Did you know that we can now add Vitamin K to our skin care treatments to help infuse your skin topically to help you achieve more of a skin balance?
- VITAMIN E (.590 mg/4% DV per serving) – A fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant that protects the body tissue from damage caused by unstable substances called free radicals. Free radicals can harm cells, tissues, and organs. They are believed to play a role in certain conditions associated with aging. Vitamin E is important in the formation of red blood cells and helps the body use vitamin K. At lower levels, vitamin E may help protect the heart. Vitamin E also plays a role in healthy skin and hair.
- LUTEIN (81 mcg) – A carotenoid (a natural pigment) that may be associated with a lower risk of eye diseases. Lutein is an important antioxidant that may help your eyes stay healthy while maintaining the health of your skin. It provides nutritional support to your eyes and skin and has been linked to promoting healthy eyes through reducing the risk of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in adults 65 years of age and older.
Here is a quick recipe from Chef Curtis Cooke of The Original Golden Door, an executive spa. Chef Curtis is originally from Texas and when he discovered these Avocados he fell in love and created all types of foods that are healthy and delicious.
Chilled Avocado Soup with Sweet Corn Salad
3 Avocados, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups vegetable stock
- 1 tbsp. Tabasco sauce
- sea salt to taste
- In a blender, puree all ingredients, adjusting the consistency with vegetable stock, as needed.
1 cup sweet corn, grilled and cut from cob
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. cilanatro, finely chopped ‘
Grill the corn to blister the kernels, shuck and cool. Combine with remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Spoon over soup. Certainly feel free to add cilantro, peppers, crab, pink peppercorns or pickled red onions. Thanks Chef Curtis!
I thought this was a great recipe to try. As you may know, my son has to have all of his foods pureed in order to help his brain process the intake of food. This type of food goes in at a slower pace that tells the brain “hey, something is coming!” therefore he can manage the food going into his mouth, on the tongue and can manage to swallow without choking. I’m always searching out recipes that will engage the full senses of vitamins and minerals plus the absolute pleasure of taste. This is one of those recipes that is a keeper.
If you don’t like the texture of Avocado’s, feel free to have your infusion of vitamins into your skin to keep your skin rejuvenating with our newest facial treatment that includes a healthy dose of Vitamin K. We started carrying a newer skin care line that is loaded with enzymes that will infuse the skin with customized minerals to help your specific skin’s needs. No need to overload with unnecessary nutrients. It’s always best to give your skin what it needs from the inside out but we all need a little help from our friends.
Contact Indulge Salon, York PA at 717.846.4424 for more information.
Source: DaySpa/March 2012