STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Health and wellness professionals at The Villas of Manalapan, N.J., enjoy sharing tips that help improve the lives of others. One such piece of advice from experts at the luxurious senior apartment community is to acknowledge avocado as a superfood.
To acquaint you with the benefits of the avocado, The Villas, which is just a short drive from Staten Island, is sharing the following 10 things you should know about the fruit:
Store unripe avocados at room temperature and to quicken ripening you can store them in a paper bag with a banana. Bananas release ethylene which speeds up ripening. If you refrigerate an unripe avocado it will never ripen, but if you refrigerate a ripe avocado it will pause its ripening for a few days.
8. AKA. Avocado is also known as alligator pear, avocado pear, or butter fruit.
9. Different ways to try avocado. Try an avocado pear smoothie, pineapple guacamole, spread on toast instead of butter, topped with lemon and a sprinkle of salt, substitute mashed avocado for mayonnaise in tuna or chicken salad, or even add avocado slices to a fresh baked pizza!
10. Avocado peeling trick. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, remove the pit, then slice each half again lengthwise so you end up with four pieces. Using your fingers, peel away the skin from the flesh. This way, the avocado is peeled neatly and retains most of the flesh closest to the skin, which is the part with the most antioxidants.
Situated on seven wooded acres in Manalapan, N.J., a short distance from Staten Island, N.Y., The Villas of Manalapan is a luxurious senior apartment community reflecting the ambiance and accommodations of a world-class resort. Offering a range of amenities and services sensitive to the lifestyle, health and daily needs of its residents, the complex – orchestrated by Hackensack Meridian Health – is uniquely focused on wellness and prevention, and ideal for singles and couples alike. The upscale 100,000-square-foot community offers a unique arrangement of supervision and increased healthcare with onsite physician services. Providing for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care on specialized floors, the Villas eliminates the need to relocate elsewhere due to health issues, allowing couples to remain together in a comforting, well-managed, posh environment. The Villas is located at 289 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726. For information, the Villas may be reached at 732-847-3920, contacted via www.villashmh.com/contact, and visited online at www.villashmh.com.
This article provides general information and discussion about medicine, health and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this article, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician or other health care worker.
Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
The views expressed in this article have no relation to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other institution with which the author, or authors, are affiliated.
Media Contact: Barton Horowitz