Doesn’t it sound weird to include avocado with your chocolate pudding?

Well, it may seem weird, but it is incredibly healthy for you. It’s easy to make and so scrumptious!

Avocados Can Balance Hormones, Boost Metabolism, and Fight Disease

Avocados have some plant sterols, like beta-sitosteral, that are found to contain antiestrogenic properties. That makes them able to block off the estrogen receptors within our cells and lower estrogen absorption.

With that, it increases testosterone levels in men and progesterone levels in women. They also are great for anti-aging treatment as it has anti-aging components within its skin and oil.

Even scientists are discovering that avocados are able to inject themselves into body cells, enter mitochondria and turn on its own energy production, which permits cells to be stable and still ward off harmful pathogens. When it comes to fighting bacteria, the mitochondria has the most imperative role. Being the top energy producer from nutrients, it can also have a bad side as they create damaging chemicals that cause harm to the mitochondria and many various cellular parts.

It is that damage that leads to aging, and scientists have worked hard to discover remedies that will erase the damage.

Lead study design author, Dr. Christian Cortez-Rojo, noted that “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 a great source of healthy raw fat, which is missing in many people’s diets today. They contain around 20 essential nutrients which include:

– Fiber
– Potassium (more than twice the amount found in a banana)
– Vitamin E
– B-vitamins
– Folic acid
– Calcium
– Magnesium
– Sodium
– Iron
– Boron

Avocado acts as a nutrient booster that increases the body’s absorption of fat-soluble nutrients from other fruits and veggies, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein. In addition to that, avocado possesses potent antibacterial and antifungal properties that are perfect for strengthening of the immune system.

This tropical fruit is high in amino acid – lecithin that boosts the brain function, but in same time prevents liver overload.

How to prepare the chocolate avocado pudding:

Ingredients:

– 3 large avocados, soft and ripe
– 3 – 6 tablespoons coconut milk
– 2 teaspoons coconut oil
– ¼ cup cacao powder
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 tablespoons raw honey

Preparation:

Put the needed ingredients in a blender and mix on high speed for 1 minute. After that, refrigerate the smoothie for 30 minutes. Enjoy!