Native of Mexico, avocado as a superfruit has managed to sweep the top place in almost all disease areas. High level of fat makes avocado perfect for extracting oil. Surprisingly, avocado oil is one of the few oils in the world that isn’t extracted from the seed but from the fleshy pulp of the fruit
Packed with Vitamins A, B Complex (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 & B9) C, E and K, it is also a rich source of minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. About 75% of an avocado is fat, and which 67% is mono-saturated fat in the form of oleic acid.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF AVOCADO OIL
Here are some health benefits of adding avocado oil to your diet.
1 . Improves Heart Health
-Packed with monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), studies have shown that MUFA rich diets can reduce cholesterol by up to 20%.
-Rich in carotenoids, lutein, vitamin E and phytosterols, they also help reduce heart inflammation, reduces plaque formation in the heart & arteries, protects the good cholesterol and keeps heart healthy.
-Drizzle Avocado oil on salads to reduce risk of heart disease, blood pressure and cholesterol.
2 . Promotes Skin Health
-Amongst the top 5 natural sources of Vitamin E, it helps improve skin by reducing cell damage caused by free radicals.
-The high fat content keeps the skin nourished and hydrated.
-Dab Avocado oil on wounds to accelerate healing and on skin infections like psoriasis & eczema to treat them naturally. It is used externally for skin benefits as well.
3 . Increases Nutrient Absorption
-Rich in oleic oil (a mono saturated Omega–9 fatty acid), it helps increase absorption of nutrients present in fruits and vegetables that are low in fats.
-Studies have shown that avocado oil can increase absorption of carotenoids up to 17 times.
-Add Avocado Oil to grated carrots, season with sea salt and pepper to reduce the risks of cancers and eye diseases.
4 . Keeps Joints and Muscles Healthy
-Unsaponifiable oils present in Avocado oil block a protein IL1B which is responsible for inflammation and damage in muscles and bones.
-The anti-inflammatory properties of avocado also help reduce painful symptoms of arthritis and reduce cartilage damage.
-Mix Avocado oil with Soya bean oil for best results to reduce the effects of arthritis.
5 . Reduces Production Of Free Radicals
-With a high smoke point of about 270º C, which means the process of cooking doesn’t degrade the quality of the oil, avocado oil also helps reduce the production of free radicals in cells.
-With its anti-oxidant nature it neutralize free radicals reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
-Avocado oil is perfect for cooking; use it to make breakfast regularly, to gain its many benefits at the start of the day.
So, go ahead and try avocado oil and reap its countless benefits by including it in your daily use. Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!