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: How to prevent cut avocado from turning brown

Tip: How to prevent cut avocado from turning brown
I always wondered about that. Avocados are one of the best flab-fighting fats, but it's unlikely that you'll eat an entire avocado in one sitting. So how do you keep that leftover avocado from turning brown?

Well, first let's talk about why avocados turn brown. Like apples or potatoes, they oxidize when exposed to air. Once you cut into an avocado, you'll never be able to completely stop the oxidation process, but you can dramatically slow it with a few quick tips and tricks:

1. Cut the avocado with a ceramic or plastic knife. Metal actually accelerates the oxidation process.

2. Try lemon or lime juice. Citric acid is a powerful antioxidant; rub a little juice around the exposed flesh and you'll significantly delay the browning effect.

3. No lemon or lime? Use oil. Oil is another great buffer to oxygen. Use in place of lemon or lime juice when you don't have any handy.

4. Store as air-tight as possible. Again, avocados turn brown due to oxidation and exposure to air, so storing in an air-tight container only makes sense.

5. Water. Huh? That's right! This one works exceptionally well for guacamole. Place your leftover guac in a plastic container and press down to remove any air pockets. Add a half inch of water on top and seal with an air-tight lid. The water creates a barrier between the avocado and the air, keeping your guacamole fresh and 100% green for 24 hours or more! When ready to eat some more, just drain the excess water and enjoy. Works like a charm!

Now, while avocados are AWESOME, there's one particular oil from another fruit that you'll want to avoid at all costs (even though it's touted as being extremely healthful). Simply put, this rogue oil is without a doubt the #1 WORST oil for your heart, brain, and skin, only you'll find it in common foods everywhere including:

Salsa
Mayonnaise
Frozen foods
Crackers
Chips
Bread
Pizza
Tortillas
Salad dressings
Baked goods
Protein bars
Peanut butter

And too many others to count...

If you care about your health, your heart, your memory, and your waistline, you'll never let this oil touch your lips.

The #1 WORST oil that's plaguing our food supply (AVOID)

To your success,

Joel

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