I love avocados as a regular dose of the fruit always gives me an immediate testosterone rush!
For this reason, avocados are always on the top of my food list; one that I’d recommend on a whim to those who are looking to lose fat and gain muscle the easy way.
The thing is, the fruit may not have that love-at-first-taste effect on you.
That’s especially true if you’re like the Spanish conquistadors who, upon seeing how the Aztecs loved avocados so much, tasted the fruit and ended up bantering about its apparent tastelessness.
The Spaniards nevertheless brought the fruit back with them to Europe, thereby introducing the avocado to the rest of the world.
Since then, the avocado has evolved from being tasteless to taste-worthy, thanks to the Europeans who creatively enjoyed the fruit by making them a part of salads.
And while these salads were initially made to cover up for avocado’s seeming lack in flavor, an even better effect was taking place behind the scenes: avocado’s synergistic effects with other foods maximized nutrient absorption which made the salads all the more healthier.
Simply put, you get more nutrients out of a certain meal just by adding avocado in it.
This effect is due to the high amount of monounsaturated fats in avocados that cause significant improvement in the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients such as carotenoids, lutein, and lycopene
That said, I’d like to make sure that you get the most out of your avocado experience.
So here’s a simple salad recipe that I prepare every once in a while all for the love of avocado. You’d really love this superfood salad for its wonderful flavor and range of health benefits.
2 Avocados, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks
3-4 Fresh large tomatoes, sliced
½ Red onion, sliced
½ Cucumber, cut into small cubes
¼ cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 Garlic clove, minced/grated
2 tsp. Dried Oregano
2 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, whisk together red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and dried oregano. Season with salt and pepper.
- Mix together tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, and avocados in a salad bowl.
- Drizzle the dressing over everything and top with chopped parsley.
Now for the best part, here’s what you get from eating this avocado salad recipe on a regular basis:
- Massive Testosterone Boost
Avocados contain a good amount of monounsaturated fats (MUFA) which in turn raises the level of HDL (good) cholesterol. Good cholesterol is vital for the production of testosterone, which is why you instantly feel a “testosterone rush” after feasting on a serving of avocado.
Selenium compounds in onions meanwhile, neutralize free radicals in the testes. This maximizes the production of testosterone in your body.
And reservatrol, a natural phenol found in Red Wine vinegar, is found to have positive effects on male virility by improving blood testosterone levels, enhancing penile erection, and increasing testicular sperm count as well as sperm motility.
- Optimized Fat Metabolism
Oregano contains an active ingredient named Beta-caryophyllin (E-BCP). E-BCP safeguards you from the metabolic syndrome, a condition that is highly associated with obesity and high blood pressure.
From a greater perspective, the high fat, fiber, mineral, and vitamin content this salad keeps you full for hours. The high nutrient density of this salad also helps you avoid monster cravings caused by mineral and vitamin deficiencies.
And while this salad may look carb-heavy, what you get are complex carbohydrates that don’t spike your insulin levels. A healthy insulin response is vital in deterring fat storage and preventing disease such as diabetes II.
- Optimized Muscle Growth
The testosterone boost alone maximizes your body’s ability to form muscles, but this recipe also helps you build muscle in other ways.
For instance, garlic’s ability to bring about potent activation of nitric oxide synthase means that you have more efficient energy use, better endurance, reduced fatigue, and faster recovery during workouts. Onions contain allicin-like compounds, which also give you the same effects.
Parsley meanwhile contains a number of vital vitamins and minerals for fat-burning while at the same time keeping your bones strong and joints healthy.
You need to have strong bones in order to allow for muscle growth, which means that parsley works great in laying the important foundation for a manly physique.
- Improved overall cardiovascular health.
Apart from increasing testosterone and inhibiting the release of the stress hormone cortisol, garlic contains allicin, which eases arterial tension, improves blood flow, and lowers blood pressure.
Your cardiovascular health will also benefit a lot from lycopene, a phytochemical found in tomatoes. There’s no shortage of literature that tells us the ability of lycopene to attack free radicals.
But did you know, lycopene also reduces inflammation, lowers bad cholesterol levels, improves immune function, and prevents blood from clotting?
And then there’s cucumber, a rich source of a compound named sterol as well as potassium, magnesium and fiber. All these make cucumber effective for treating hypertension and boosting your overall cardiovascular health.
There you go!
Although we only covered four main health benefits in this article, remember that everything we’ve thrown in this salad mix are superfoods.
That means there are even more positive health effects in store for you if you munch on this salad regularly.
Plus the great thing about this salad is that you don’t need to heat anything up to make it work.
Heat breaks down much of the important compounds in this recipe – like the allicin from garlic or the monounsaturated fat from the avocados – so by eating everything raw, you are able to maximize every health benefit from this recipe.
Don’t forget, avocados hold everything together like glue!
That means better nutrient absorption, maximizing all the health benefits you can achieve from this healthy mix-and-match of fruits, vegetables, spices, and condiments.
This is a great recipe and you will definitely love it. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Better yet, tell us how you like your salads and let’s see how different combinations of fruits and veggies together with avocado top the flavor charts, while at the same time giving you amazing health benefits.