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Tortilla Casserole[Click for the recipe]
PREPARATIONIn the 5 Qrt bowl mash the ripe avocados, add the chopped cilantro, chopped chilies, lime and sea salt to taste, fluff with a fork or pastry cutter until desired consistency.
Health Benefits of AvocadoesProstate Cancer Prevention
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 cancerous 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.
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.
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.
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.