The Good Foods: Lutein, Leafy-Green Nutrient and Avocolado Smoothie
Being healthy an d staying young is not just about getting up to date treatment such as stem cells injection or stem cells therapy, but also about how you take care of your diet daily. Because whatever consume will effect our body and health, hence we need to be mindful on the amount and what we eat everyday.
The Leafy-Green Nutrient
Hope you’ve been stocking on up the greens and been consuming them. Because tons of researches nowadays have shown these green plants contain fiber and compound that will greatly be beneficial to our health. Such as reducing heart diseases and lower the chance of obesity.
Now a new one has added; lutein, a type of antioxidant carotenoid a recently discovered property within green veggies from a new study conducted by University of Illinois. During the study, scientists looked at neural activity of 60 adults ranging from 25 years old to 45 years old, and ran tests on their lutein levels, which is the antioxidant carotenoid, known to support vision.
Through the obtained readings from neuro-electrical signature of older participants with high lutein levels looked very much like their younger counterparts if compared to their peers with lower lutein levels. From the obtained data, suggests that people with higher lutein levels were able to tap more into cognitive resources than those with low level of luteins.
To fully benefit the carotenoid when you hit the middle age, stock up on lutein rich foods in your home. Take at least three cups of the dark leafy-green like collards, chards, green mustard and kale every week, and include eggs, peas, broccoli, zucchini and avocados as part of your diet plan.
We all have that one day in the gym where we worked really hard and by the end of our routines immense hunger, and drought-like thirst greeted us. Scurried out of the gym at lightning speed to look for some drinks to quench the thirst and foods to fill our drumming stomach. You see smoothie joints here and there, but none of healthy enough, and same goes for the foods none of them were really healthy.
This is where the Avocolado Smoothie comes in. It both filling and thirst quenching with one serving only. But, how does a simple drink does so? It is because the avocado pumps out hunger-fighting fat and the coconut water in it provides hydrating potassium.
It’ll only take about 5 minutes to prep and 3 minutes to cook.
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
- 3 cups of diced pineapples
- 2 cups of coconut water
- 3 tablespoon of lime juice
- 1 tablespoon of coconut butter (this optional)
- 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- A pinch of sea salt
After you’ve done prepping it just blend all of it until it becomes smooth like a smoothie. Easy, no? And delish.
Who would’ve thought, you can turn this fruit into a delicious smoothie. I often thought it only works well in cooking or facial mask (silly me). Include this as complement your lutein meal, it should work well together.