Fruits,vegetables and nuts like avocados,pomegranates,apples,beet root,carrots, pumkin seeds, walnuts, almonds etc have not only great nutritional value but also anti-ageing properties say researchers. Lets look into the health benefits and anti-ageing properties of some fruits, vegetables and nuts.
Avocados are the perfect solution for a tired lack lustre skin besides being a cancer fighter; Avocados lowers cholesterol & also regulates blood pressure;
The healthy plant fats in Avocados promote smooth, healthy skin. It is also loaded with skin conditioning Vitamin E and anti-oxidants.
Avocado Raita tastes yummy and is the best bet for Diwali.You can also make it spicy and hot by adding red chilli powder and chopped green chillies!
2 ripe avocados
1 medium sized onion finely chopped
1 or 2 medium sized tomatoes(according to taste) finely chopped
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 green chilli chopped very fine
1 cup fresh, unsweetened yogurt - turned till smooth in the mixer
Salt to taste
Remove the seed and flesh from the avocados and put into a mixing bowl and mash till smooth.
Add the chopped tomato,onion,green chilli, all the spices and the lemon juice and finally the chopped coriander. Mix till all ingredients are well blend.
Finally add the yogurt & salt to taste. Stir to blend with avocado mixture.
AVOCADO CHICK PEA SALAD
Avocado - 1
Boiled Chickpeas - 1/4 cup
Onion ( small ) - 2
Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp or 2 small green chillies
Lemon juice - 1tbs cup
Coriander leaves - 1/4 bunch
Salt - as needed
Olive oil - as needed
1. Cut avocado into cubes. Soak chickpeas in water overnight.
2. Pressure cook chickpeas till cooker whistles twice.When pressure subsides, drain excess water and set aside.
3. Finely chop the onions.
4. Beat olive oil & lemon juice in a bowl.
5. Add chilli powder or finely cut green chillies, salt, finely chopped coriander leaves & mix well.
6. Mix chickpeas, avocado, onion, in another bowl, add the dressing, toss well and serve.
FINALLY YOU WILL SURELY SAY 'THIS DIWALI MY HEALTH IS GLOWING'!