Thursday, September 5, 2013

Natural Health - Avocado For Your Liver, Face, and Hair

Avocados are amazing. They are great for your liver (read why below), and can add luster to your hair and a sparkle to your face. They were once a luxury food reserved for the tables of royalty, but now people from all walks of life enjoy California avocados around the world.
Here are some avocado facts:
--They are a fruit not a vegetable
--Sodium and cholesterol free
--Have 5 grams of good fat
--California produces about 90% of the nation's avocado crop
--San Diego County is the Avocado Capital of the U.S., producing 60% of all the avocados grown in California.
--California avocados rank among the lowest of all fruits and vegetables for pesticide use.
Why they are good for your liver: Avocados are a good source of glutathione. Glutathione is made up of amino acids that function as antioxidants and are very supportive to the liver. Glutathione levels decrease with age therefore it is beneficial to get natural sources of glutathione when possible.
Other ways to use avocados and experience its benefits:
Nourish and hydrate your hair with avocados:
--Mash an avocado
--Mix with one-tablespoon lemon juice
--Add one teaspoon of sea salt
--Add one tablespoon of pure aloe until it becomes a paste.
--Comb through hair with your fingertips
--Cover hair with a plastic shower cap or bag, and wrap a towel around it to seal in the treatment.
--Leave in for 20-30 minutes
--Unwrap your newly conditioned hair.
--Rinse, shampoo and rinse again for soft, luxurious hair!
Tighten and moisturize your face with avocados:
--Mash the meat of the avocado into a creamy texture
--Apply it thoroughly on face and-
-Leave for 15 - 20 minutes
--Rinse with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores.
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