The avocado is a delicious and very nutritious fruit that should not be lacking in our diet, as its nutritional values are very complete and usually the whole family likes it.
In addition to giving original ideas of how we can consume it, in this article we give you other options to get the most out of it. You can learn to use your skin and even your bone for various beauty remedies such as exfoliate your skin or massage your skin and fight cellulite. Discover them!
The avocado in the kitchen
The creamy texture of the avocado, thanks to its high content of healthy fats, offers us many options in the kitchen. One of them is the famous guacamole , but if we do not have time it will suffice to crush the guacamole and add a bit of finely chopped garlic, olive oil and salt. This vegetable butter is ideal to spread on toast and gives us the possibility of making a very healthy and nutritious breakfast.
The same unctuous texture is what allows us to prepare pâtés , crushing or beating the avocado with other ingredients such as olives, cheese, tuna, prawns, aromatic herbs, etc.
In addition, guacamole is ideal for preparing sweet milkshakes, since it provides the creamy texture that in other cases gives the cream of milk. That’s why we can beat it together with banana and pear, for example, and we’ll have a delicious smoothie.
Finally, we must know that the bone or avocado seed hides many properties. 70% of the amino acids contained in this fruit are precisely in the seed and also contains more soluble fiber than any other food. To use it, we grate and toast it over a low heat, then prepare it in an infusion or add it as a condiment to our dishes. We do not recommend its use to people suffering from constipation, since it has astringent effects.
We must know that the avocado is also a fruit very rich in proteins , so it is essential in the diets of those vegetarians or those who consume little animal protein. Only people who are overweight should avoid eating it in large quantities.
Exfoliating to purify the skin
Once every 10 or 15 days it is advisable to exfoliate the skin to eliminate dead cells and improve their regeneration, thus preventing the appearance of wrinkles and improving the texture and firmness of the skin.
With the inner part of the avocado peel , which is slightly rough, we can exfoliate our skin in the simplest and most natural way. Previously we will wash our faces well with warm water and then we will begin to exfoliate it making circles with the skin on our skin.
As the skin is a very delicate area, we will always do it gently and in the form of circles, avoiding the eye contour and possible wounds or very inflamed granites.
When finished we will let the remains of avocado act a few minutes more and we will wash the face well with water. If we have very dry skin we can then make a nutritious avocado mask.
Mask to give shine to our skin
The avocado is a fruit rich in fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that enrich the texture of our skin, and that’s why, in addition to consuming it, we can prepare a very nutritious that will provide hydration and luminosity to the skin.
To prepare it, mash half an avocado with a fork until you get a very homogeneous texture. Apply directly to the face and let it act until we notice that it has dried, then rinse with water.
If we wish we can also mix the avocado with other ingredients very nutritious for our skin, such as honey, brewer’s yeast, oatmeal powder or yogurt.
The seed to massage the legs
The avocado seed is used in many countries to massage the legs, especially the thighs and buttocks, and thus combat cellulite and orange peel skin by eliminating fat deposits . The seeds release the oils from the avocado while the massage lasts, which helps to moisturize the skin and prevent stretch marks. In this way, the avocado seed is much better and more natural than any device to massage the legs.
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