Ever since I found out that there is a delicious dessert which contains avocado, I cannot resist more than a few days without enjoying its taste. Believe me, you will feel the same after trying this Chocolate Avocado Pudding. It is super easy to make and besides its delicious taste, it also has numerous health-boosting properties.
Avocados Can Improve Your Health in Many Ways:
Avocados are full of plant sterols like beta-sitosterol, which are well known for their powerful antiestrogenic properties. They have the ability to block the estrogen receptors in our cells and reduce estrogen absorption rates. As a result of that, avocados help increase the testosterone levels in men and progesterone levels in women.
Also, some recent studies have shown that avocados (in both the flesh and the oil) have strong anti-aging properties which protect against free radical damage. They are able to penetrate inside our cell structures, enter the mitochondria, and activate its energy production. In this way, avocados help the cells to function properly, even when there are frequent attacks by free radicals.
The mitochondria has a crucial role in the fight against free radicals. They are central components of our cells that produce the majority of a cells energy from nutrients. The only downside of mitochondria is their ability to generate unstable chemicals that can cause damage to both the mitochondria itself and other cellular components.
This damage can speed up the aging process, which is why many scientists around the world have been trying to find a way that will reverse this damage. After many years of research, it seems that they have found the solution to this big problem in avocado oil. The scientists say that this new discovery will completely change our view about avocados. According to Dr. Christian Cortez-Rojo, avocado oil causes accelerated respiration in mitochondria, which indicates that the use of nutrients for producing energy for cell functions remains effective even in cells attacked by free radicals and that mitochondria can produce little amounts of damaging free radicals.”
Other Health Benefits of Avocados:
Avocados are rich in many essential nutrients, such as fiber, B-vitamins, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Folic Acid etc.
They can also improve the body’s ability to absorb fat-soluble nutrients from other fruits and veggies, like alpha and beta-carotene, and lutein. In addition to this, avocados can also boost the immune system due to their powerful antifungal and antibacterial properties. Moreover, avocados are also a great source of the amino acid lecithin, which is known for its ability to prevent liver overload and improve brain function.
The Recipe for Chocolate Avocado Pudding (2 Serves)
You will need:
- 3 large avocado, soft and ripe
- 3-6 tablespoons coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of raw honey
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.