Avocado and Tomato Salad

photo12Sometimes the simplest pleasures in life are the best! I love adding rich and creamy avocados to my salads to give them an extra special flavor and texture.

Avocados are one of my favorite foods. I also love using them in homemade dips, sandwiches and even shakes and smoothies.

They can be a great addition to your diet, given their many health benefits!

Like olive oil, avocados are a great source of heart healthy monounsaturated oils. These beneficial oils help to lower your total cholesterol level while creating a healthier balance. They lower LDL, or bad, cholesterol while raising your HDL, or good cholesterol.

They are also high in potassium and low in salt which helps to lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart attacks and strokes. Their folate and alpha-linolenic acid content also helps to reduce your risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the main cause of death and illness in women once their reach midlife.

Monounsaturated oils are also beneficial for your skin and help to keep your skin moist, soft and beautiful! Their oils and biotin content also help to prevent dry skin and brittle hair and nails.

Another great benefit of avocados for women is their high content of carotenoids, especially beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein. These are great nutrients for your female health. They help to reduce heavy menstruation, prevent ovarian cysts and promote healthy progesterone production to help keep your hormones in balance.

Lutein also supports healthy vision by preventing cataracts and loss of vision from cataracts as well as macular degeneration. Further benefits include protection from heart disease and cancer.

Avocados also contain vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, niacin, riboflavin and vitamin C. Besides being a rich source of potassium, it also contain other essential minerals including magnesium, copper, zinc and manganese as well as fiber.

I want to share with you one of my favorite simple salad recipes that takes only a few minutes to prepare! Love, Dr. Susan

Avocado and Tomato Salad
Serves 2-4 

1 head butter lettuce, coarsely chopped

1 tomato, sliced

1 ripe avocado, sliced

1/4 cup red onion, sliced very thinly

Vinaigrette dressing

In a large bowl, combine butter lettuce, tomato and red onion. Add your favorite vinaigrette dressing and toss to mix well. Top with sliced avocado.

About the Author

Best selling author and national speaker Dr. Susan has sold over 2 million books on health & wellness. She has appeared on numerous national and regional radio and television shows and has been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. She has Served on the clinical faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine and taught in their Division of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Richards became an ordained Christian minister in 2009 and, within a year, she began doing hospital ministry in the ICU's, critical care and rehabilitation units in the San Francisco area community three times a week. Her ministry is based on the supernatural healing power of God and Jesus Christ and she has seen many miraculous healings of seriously ill patients. The ministry receives over 20,000 prayer requests for healing each week which are answered by their faithful and devoted prayer team. She is currently developing the first Medical and Health Ministry Training Program of Supernatural Healing in the United States. Her medical ministry is at medschoolhealing.com

  • I love avocados. Im going to try this one out, it looks delicious

  • Peggy says:

    Avocado is one of Gods great creations amount the many. I love it

  • Marjorie Hale says:

    I’m going to try it too!

  • Noreen getty says:

    I love avocados! Most definitely going to try it!

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