Dr. Esser maintains that the avocado is one of the most valuable foods which nature has given to man and is of special value to vegetarians. The protein and fat content is higher than in any other fruit. The fat is of course more digestible than animal fat and the protein is of much higher biological value. The difference between nuts and avocados is that avocados contain about 75% water and nuts usually between 3 to 5 percent. All nuts except perhaps the almond is acid in metabolic reaction, while avocados are alkaline.
It is said that the diet should predominate in foods that are alkaline. Perhaps 80% of the food eaten should be alkaline in metabolic reaction. Fresh fruits and vegetables are alkaline.
The avocado has a high fat content, for this reason the optimal amount at a sitting should be one-half of a medium-sized avocado. The avocado should not be eaten everyday.
An interesting fact about the avocado:
An acre of land will yield a larger amount of food when planted to avocados than it will when planted to any other crop known at present. (per Dr. William L. Esser)
Here is an easy recipe you can make.
Ingredients for two:
1 medium-sized avocado (make sure to get a ripe avocado)
Lettuce (you can choose the amount you wish)
Peel the oranges and separate the individual pieces. Cut the avocado length ways in the middle. Take the seed out. You can take the two halves out using a spoon. Then slice the avocado in strips. Place the lettuce in a salad bowl and then alternate with the avocado strips and orange pieces when putting them on top of the lettuce.
Simple, healthy and tasty! Enjoy 🙂