Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Avocado and Healthy Skin?

A weird combination right?? That is what I thought. As I was reading an article the other day about healthy skin I came across avocado's and how they effect your skin. As we all know, what we eat and drink has alot to do with how our skin looks. So why eat an avocado?

Avocados are high in fat, but most of the fat is mono-unsaturated and thus is considered a healthy fat. An avocado is a good food for skin because, as is the case with omega-3 fatty acids, it keeps skin plump and youthful looking it also helps prevent dry skin.
Avocados contain both vitamin C and vitamin E, which act well together as a powerful skin anti-aging combination. 
So the next time you are wanting to have a healthy appetizer or spice up your meat try this recipe below. 

 Pineapple and Avocado Salsa

This is an interesting mix but would be excellent on Chicken, Pork, or Fish. It would also taste great to add cream cheese and serve with chips or crackers.


  • 1 (14-ounce) can sliced pineapple in juice, drained and juices reserved
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
  • Kosher Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, halved, pitted and flesh cubed
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro leaves


In a medium bowl, make the dressing by mixing 2 tablespoons of pineapple juice with the lime juice, honey, oil and jalapeno. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the pineapple and onion. Gently fold in the avocado and cilantro. Let the flavors blend for at least 15 minutes before serving.



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