My Favorite Guacamole Dip

pic53I love creamy, delicious guacamole made with fresh avocados, tomatoes, and tangy lime juice. It is the perfect dip served with fresh vegetables or corn chips!

Luckily, avocados are readily available in supermarkets throughout the country and are 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 guacamole recipes that I created. I have served it many times to friends and family at dinners and backyard parties! Love, Dr. Susan

My Favorite Guacamole Dip

Serves 4

Serve with low-fat corn chips, sliced vegetables, and entrees such as burritos. Delicious!

2 ripe avocados

1 teaspoon lime juice

1 green onion, diced

1 garlic clove, minced (optional)

½ small tomato, chopped

Pinch of salt (optional)

Peel avocados. Place them in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add lime juice, green onion, garlic, tomato, and salt stirring well.

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