January 3, 2019| 203 views

Over the past years, there has been a lifestyle shift towards healthy living.

Why?

For the simple reason that no one wishes to be a slave of medicines when the power to switch from bad fats to good fats is within one’s hands.

More and more people today are choosing natural ways of preventing and treating diseases through diet.

In the wake of this shift, the unrivaled benefits of avocado oil have sparked a growing interest that has taken the food and cosmetic industries by storm.

The presence of nutritional compounds such as the Monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) and Polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) found in avocado oil makes it a healthy oil.

The oleic acid in it prevents the oil from oxidation hence it does not go rancid quickly.

Did you know an avocado fruit contains about

60% oil?

Although there many methods of extracting avocado oil, Cold pressed avocado oil has emerged the best in terms of preservation of the oils’ raw and stable nature.

In this guide, we will take a look at some of the benefits of this super oil so you can make an informed decision to walk a prosperous healthy journey.

  • Nutrient booster

The lipid content in avocado oil, mainly of monounsaturated fatty acids, offers immense benefits to the cardiovascular system and anti-inflammatory effects thus preventing damage to the arterial wall.

The monosaturated fats also assist in absorbing fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients.

  • Lower cholesterol and blood pressure

Avocado oil is cholesterol free, high in monosaturated fats and low in saturated fats.

Vitamin E and beta sistosterol found in this oil helps in lowering bad cholesterol and keeping the blood vessels healthy.

  • Improve eye vision

How about, Eyes like a hawk?

Lutein is a component found in avocado oil that helps regenerate the eye macula (part of the retina at the back of the eye).

The macula is responsible for central vision and color vision hence a critical aspect of overall sight.

A degenerated macula can be reversed by introducing avocado oil to your diet.

  • Meal preparation and cooking

Kitchen lovers, what informs your decision of which oil to use to prepare your favorite meals? Is it a ‘healthy’ oil?

Avocado oil is undoubtedly a nutrient rich healthy oil and a must have.

It makes a great salad dressing for your garden-fresh vegetables because of its unique nutty and buttery flavour.

It is also highly preferred for grilling, stir and deep frying, sautéing because of its higher smoke point at 450° F, compared to other vegetable oils such as olive oil. This makes it a perfect choice for high heat cooking without losing its’ health benefits.

So turn that knob, regulate the heat and cook with confidence.

  • Natural detox

Carotenoids and chlorophylls are the main pigments found in virgin avocado oils.

Chlorophyll has magnesium which helps remove lead and mercury from the kidneys, liver, brain and other body organs.

Remember, you are what you eat!

  • Face and Skin rejuvenation

Avocado oil is a natural skin moisturizer that easily penetrates deep into the skin where other moisturizers cannot reach. The Vitamin E and Omega 3 fatty acids has been hailed for increasing collagen synthesis and tissue regeneration hence slowing skin ageing, soothing irritations, repairing dry and damaged skin, treating sunburns ultimately leaving the skin healthy and glowing. When the oil is added to vitamin B12 skin cream, it has a higher potential for long-term topical therapy of psoriasis.

  • Hair and scalp benefits

The rich antioxidants found in avocado oil nourish the hair follicles, deeply moisturizes and repair damaged or dry scalp while the oil’s fatty acid promote hair growth. The lecithin found in avocado oil forms a protective layer to the hair against harsh climatic conditions. This protective cover prevents moisture loss leaving the hair with a smooth texture and looking healthy.

  • Renewable carbon source

Avocado oil has also been used in the production of biodegradable polymers. The scientific term Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are linear polyesters, produced through a fermentative process where avocado oil and fructose are a carbon source.

 

In summary, avocado oil is a healthy, stable and versatile oil with many purposes.

Next time you are shopping, reach out avocado oil bottle or avocado based products and experience their amazing benefits.

You will not look back.

 

 

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