Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tomato Avocado Salad

Tomato-2 big ones
Onion-half of a small one
Salt-1/2 tsp.
Black Pepper-1/2 tsp.

1. Cut avocado into half and use a spoon to remove them from the skin. The other side with the seed, you can either use a knife or spoon to get it out. Then, cut it into small pieces.

2. Cut tomato into pieces. Don't cut them too small. So when you mix them together later, it won't be liquidity.

3. Chop onion into small chunks.

4. Put all the chopped ingredients into a big bowl. Squeeze lemon into the bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.

5. Serve.

*Benefit of this dish:
Tomatoes are well known for containing considerable amounts of lycopene, a type of antioxidant which the body doesn't produce. Research suggests that lycopene is useful in preventing and fighting many types of cancer.

Avocado contains is good fat (much healthier than butter and even olive oil!), and it makes you feel fuller for longer. So in fact, avocados can make you lose weight as they satiate your hunger which means you will avoid snacking between meals. Avocados also contain vitamin B6, which plays a key role in creating haemoglobin, maintaining healthy teeth and gums, and keeping up the nervous system. Avocados are rich in copper and iron, key minerals in creating antioxidant enzymes.

Onions help to increase the HDL cholesterol in the blood, especially when they are eaten in their raw state. Onions also help to decrease the bad cholesterol or LDL in the blood and they increase the ability of the blood to dissolve blood clots. Onions are excellent at decreasing the risk inherent in developing diabetes and help to fight off the bacteria that are responsible for causing many infections in the human body. Onions decrease the risk of many different types of cancers. A compound known as quercetin has been discovered in onions and this compound is extremely powerful when it comes to fighting cancer and is an excellent antioxidant

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