What Is Guacamole?
Guacamole is a creamy, avocado-based dip that’s most commonly associated with Mexican food. It’s typically eaten with chips or as a topping on tacos or various other delicious meals. Written records of guacamole actually date back to the 1500s. The Aztecs created this dip and called it ahuaca-mulli. When the Spaniards conquered the Aztecs, they found this dip delicious (duh) and wanted to bring it home.
Guacamole packs impressive health benefits. From heart-healthy monounsaturated fats to gut-friendly fiber, avocados make guacamole into nutrient-dense condiment. Potassium is an essential nutrient for regulating blood pressure and balancing the fluids in our body. The Adequate Intake (AI) of potassium for adults is 4,700 milligrams per day. Guacamole is high in potassium with a 100-gram (3.5 ounces) serving of avocados containing 485 milligrams of potassium. Also, one hundred grams of tomatoes contain 237 milligrams of potassium.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Americans who eat a diet high in sodium and low in potassium have a 50 percent increased risk of death from any cause, and about twice the risk of death from heart attacks. Luckily, evidence suggests that African Americans and individuals with high blood pressure particularly benefit from increasing their intake of potassium.
What will Happen if I Inject Guacamole into My Bloodstream?
You should never inject Guacamole because it is an unsterile fluid. When injected, it goes to the lungs and causes clotting and essentially a pulmonary embolus. No blood gets through the lungs and you quickly and painfully die. Even when small amounts have been injected, it can create other problems like sepsis, breathing trouble, etc.
Vein health is important because veins are responsible for the circulation of your blood. The main role of the veins is to return blood to your heart once it has been pumped through the body. If veins become damaged they will give way to the forces of gravity and not return blood back to your heart. Just because the Guacamole might have some nutrients inside them, doesn’t mean you inject the juice into your veins.
A woman known only as Zeng, from the Hunan province in the south of China, blended a smoothie of 20 different kinds of fruit and chucked the mixture into an intravenous drip.
According to South China Morning Post, the 51-year-old was into ‘unconventional health treatments’, and this seems to be one of the more unusual ones she decided to follow.
While she didn’t immediately suffer any adverse reactions, it didn’t take long for her arm to get itchy and she also developed a fever. Zeng tried to keep it a secret but her husband could see that she was in distress and eventually convinced her to go to hospital.
Once she was admitted, doctors were shocked at her condition.
Doctor Liu Jianxiu told the Xiaoxiang Morning Herald that she had developed an infection in her liver, kidney and heart and was at risk of multiple organ failure.
Thankfully the team at the hospital nursed the 51-year-old back to health after putting her on dialysis, and giving her antibiotics and anti-clotting medicine.