Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday is one the most wonderful holidays of the year

Hey! Guess what! Sunday is one the most wonderful holidays of the year! No, not Rosh Hashanah, though that is a pretty sweet one, too.

 No, September 16 is National Guacamole Day (which is not to be confused with National Spicy Guacamole Day on November 14). 

And, as often happens when made up food holidays roll around, Guacamole Day got us thinking about where to get the best guac in town (which, let us be clear, does not necessarily mean the most "authentic" guacamole in town).

Now, the truth about guacamole is that every batch is different and the best way to get the greatest green stuffjust right is to simply make it yourself (it is so easy—hence all the table side preparation around town!)
Now here are 10 Health Benefits of Avocados benefits of avocados
Avocados have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.

Oral Cancer Defense
Research has shown that certain compounds in avocados are able to seek out pre-cancerous and cancerous oral cancer cells and destroy them without harming healthy cells.
Breast Cancer Protection
Avocado, like olive oil, is high in oleic acid, which has been shown to prevent breast cancer in numerous studies.
Eye Health
Avocados have more of the carotenoid lutein than any other commonly consumed fruit. Lutein protects against macular degeneration and cataracts, two disabling age-related eye diseases.

Lower Cholesterol
Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. In one study, 45 volunteers experienced an average drop in cholesterol of 17% after eating avocados for only one week.
Heart Health
One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Studies show that people who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower incidence of heart disease than those who don't. The vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione in avocado are also great for your heart.
Stroke Prevention
The high levels of folate in avocado are also protective against strokes. People who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower risk of stroke than those who don't.
Better Nutrient Absorption Research has found that certain nutrients are absorbed better when eaten with avocado. In one study, when participants ate a salad containing avocados, they absorbed five times the amount of carotenoids (a group of nutrients that includes lycopene and beta carotene) than those who didn't include avocados.
Glutathione Source
Avocados are an excellent source of glutathione, an important antioxidant that researchers say is important in preventing aging, cancer, and heart disease.
Vitamin E Powerhouse
Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintains overall health.

Now the Chips...that is another story so While those 10 reasons are GREAT..remember that healthy fat still has calories and the chips...well they are chips

Make sure you have protein and enjoy....
Now in case you over do it with the Guac or any other foods....I have a SOLUTION:

This will be a 2 hour workout/adventure


September 29th at 7am....

Your fee covers:
*The detailed map of the course
*Bottled Water
*Post workout protein recovery drink

Again $25 gets you in and this is open to everyone

You will only get the net set of instruction after you enroll (part of the adventure ;-)

All the details for this we come next week...right now you need to know the date, the location, the time and that we are kicking it up...We are doing it all..and using it all...NO SWIMMING!

and last that same night we are ALL going bowling...Bootcamp style in Miami at Lucky Strike...more details to come for this as well...


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