Move aside olive oil, Avocado oil is here and it’s healthier than ever! You won’t believe this cooking oil has so many health benefits.
Avocados and their oil are packed with beneficial nutrients, containing vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, E, K as well as beta-carotene, carotenoid lutein, potassium, lecithin, folic acid and beta-sitosterol. They also contain fiber along with some of the highest amounts of protein amongst fruits. They do not contain any trans-saturated fats or cholesterol. Pure Avocado oil is also great for cooking as it has a smoke point of around 450 degrees.
Both the fruit and the oil can be the backbone of a very healthy diet as they bring many health benefits to the table. They help in reducing the levels of unhealthy LDL-cholesterol in the body and increasing levels of healthy HDL-cholesterol, while aiding the body’s digestion of omega-3 fatty acids (obtained from other nutrients) thus helping to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and even cancer.
Avocado oil has an unusually high concentration of beta-sitosterol, a type of cholesterol which our bodies can use to convert less healthy fats into forms which are more usable and less damaging to cells. Because avocado oil is anti-inflammatory, it can help to prevent damage to arterial walls which in turn lowers the risk of heart disease caused by plaque deposits. Furthermore, less inflammation in the arteries means avocado oil can also go a long way toward keeping blood pressure at normal, healthy levels.
Avocado oil is among the top five foods highest in vitamin E. This fat-soluble vitamin is known for improving skin and eye health, bolstering the immune system, providing defense against oxidative damage to cells caused by free-radicals, improving memory and mental acuity, as well as increasing the overall efficiency of the digestive tract.
Our bodies absorb vitamin E (as with most nutrients) much more efficiently from the food we eat than from supplements, you’ll definitely want to add cold-pressed avocado oil to your natural health shopping list!
The high concentration of oleic acid in avocado oil can help you lose weight – especially when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise. However, there’s more to it than that. Avocado oil is thick and full of powerful nutrients, meaning that it will make you feel fuller faster and keep your appetite satisfied longer. Also, because the vitamins and essential fatty acids in avocado oil improve digestion, you’ll get more energy from the other foods you eat with it, making it easier to take part in physical activities that you otherwise might not feel like doing.
Avocado oil is loaded with chlorophyll – a natural source of super-healthy magnesium (the same mineral that makes Epsom salt so popular!) and one of the best-known natural substances for removing heavy metals like mercury and lead from the liver, kidneys, brain, and other organs. Each chlorophyll molecule contains a magnesium ion at its core which is released when it comes into contain with an acidic environment such as the inside of the human body. In the absence of said magnesium, the incomplete chlorophyll molecule attracts other metal ions in order to fill the space. When it comes into contact with one, chlorophyll binds the metal ion to itself, rending the previously toxic element harmless before passing out of the body through the bowels.
The vitamins and minerals in avocado oil are not only nourishing for the inside of your body, they can also feed you from the outside in. Boost your skin’s ability to generate more and stronger cells by moisturizing with avocado oil. The vitamin E, potassium, and lecithin which are the primary skin-feeding nutrients in the oil are all easily absorbed through the epidermis – the outermost layer of the skin – and into the dermis where they provide energy for the growth and health of new skin as well as fortification of existing cells.
The same nutrients in avocado oil which make it ideal for moisturizing and feeding skin are also exceptionally nourishing for your hair. After cleansing your hair, apply avocado oil alone or mixed with your favorite hair- and scalp-friendly essential oils to improve both the appearance and structure of existing hair while at the same time promoting healthier and faster growth of new strands.
Due to its high concentration of anti-inflammatory oleic acid, avocado oil can be applied topically to ease discomfort caused by all manner of skin conditions, including but not limited to: dandruff, cracked heels, keratosis pilaris, insect bites and stings, sunburn, eczema, and psoriasis. Also, because avocado oil is so thick, it won’t soak in as fast as other oils. For chronic ailments like eczema, a thin coating of soothing oil can go a long way toward relieving the persistent itching of a break out.
Some nutrients need fat in order to be absorbed by your body. Among these are the carotenoid antioxidants, which are pigments found in many plant foods. However, fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids are typically low in fat. One small study found that adding avocado oil to a salad with carrots, romaine lettuce and spinach, increased the absorption of carotenoids.The increase was substantial, or 4.3 to 17.4-fold, when compared to a salad without fat.
Antioxidants fight cellular damage caused by free radicals, which are waste products of metabolism. High levels of them can lead to oxidative stress, which may contribute to diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. By giving electrons to free radicals, antioxidants can neutralize them, preventing them from causing harm.
Many types of free radicals exist, but oxygen-derived radicals, known as reactive oxygen species (ROS), are the most concerning. Mitochondria, the cell organs that produce energy, are major sources of ROS. According to one study in diabetic rats, avocado oil can protect against the harmful effects of free radicals by entering the mitochondria. Once there, it’s able to neutralize free radicals and prevent them from damaging this important cell organ.
With anything to do with nutrition and food, keeping it in its most natural form is the best option for absorbing as many nutrients as possible. Any oil that is cold-processed, unrefined, unbleached and deodorized is the better option, but it can be hard to find.
Luckily, at BR Naturals we grow our own avocados on our farms and cold-press them to extract the oil, providing you with the best quality oils available.
BR Natural’s PURE Cold-Pressed Virgin Avocado oil 250ml:
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