Avocado Oil Benefits and Uses
Avocado’s is one of the top five healthy foods in the world; it can help in preventing diseases like Diabetes, cardiovascular issues, and aging of the skin. It has anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
The avocado tree, Persea Americana, a native from Mexico to Central America; produce the avocado fruit. Its fruit is very nutrient rich, high in antioxidants and healthy fats. The oil of avocado comes from the fruit pulp, and is one of the few edible oils not from a seed.
Nutrient Information on the Avocado
Avocado oil is full of the healthy fats, oleic acid and monounsaturated essential fatty acids.
Avocado oil contains the vitamins A, C, E, D, and K along with vitamin B5, and B6. It also has the minerals, folate, magnesium, potassium and is high in the polyphenols, carotenoid and lutein.
Actually, studies have found it has more potassium than bananas!
A research study in 2019, in Antioxidant Journal, reported the potential for prevention in several diseases and possible treatment for cancer. It helps that avocado oil has a higher absorption rate for antioxidants, which helps fight disease.
Key Benefits of Avocado Oil
It is suggested to use organic, extra virgin, pure, unrefined and cold pressed oil. Store oil in cool area.
- Oleic acid is a heart healthy fat, mono-saturated Omega 3 and 9 fats. Reduces cholesterol by increasing the HDL, your good ratio of cholesterol; but at the same time decreases LDL bad cholesterol ratio.
- Reduces symptoms of arthritis, both pain and stiffness of joints. In France it is used as a prescription drug called ASU, extracts of avocado and soybean oil, very effective for pain and inflammation of joints.
- High in Lutein, and carotenoid antioxidants, good for the eyes and decreasing chances of cataracts and macular degeneration.
- Hydrates and improves skin, fights aging wrinkles, soothes psoriasis and other skin issues, even improves hair texture.
- It is easily digested and soothing to the digestive tract. Avocado oil is recommended for people on special diets for digestive problems like the FODMAP and GAPS diet and Autoimmune protocols with no side effects.(Fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols, FODMAP) (Gut and Psychology Syndrome, GAPS)
How to Use Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is similar to olive oil, but is better to use in cooking versus olive oil.
- Great tasting oil for salad dressing.
- Avocado oil has a high smoke point of 400 degrees Fahrenheit, so it can be used with cooking at higher heat without breaking down. (Ghee is also good for high heat)
- This is a great substitute for butter or vegetable oil in baking, for stir fries and grilling meats.
- Helps dry skin, use as moisturizer, to soften skin and it penetrates better than many other oils; it can be used to remove eye makeup.
- Avocado oil is an effective sunscreen; due to its mono-saturated fats it is a rich sun protective factor.
- Avocado is helpful for hair growth, moisturizes, repairs and strengthens hair follicles. Mix avocado oil with lavender or peppermint essential oil, both good for promoting hair growth.
- Good for Oral health and gums, with potential in reversing periodontal disease.
Possible Negative Side Effects
There have been a few reported allergies to avocado oil. Anyone with a latex allergy could react to this oil.
If you are on any type of warfarin prescription drug, you may have a reaction to avocado oil.
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