Avocado oil is one of the few cooking oils that isn’t made directly from seeds. Instead, it’s made by pressing the green, fleshy part of the fruit that surrounds the pit.
This difference is what allows the oil to retain so much of the goodness associated with the fruit. The result is all those natural vitamins and minerals survive the process and end up in your food.
Here are five ways in which Avocado oil is good for you.
Hair and skin
When it comes to hair, Avocado oil helps strengthen and moisturise the hair shaft and helps to prevent breakage. The reason is that the oil is extremely rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, making it one of few oils that can actually penetrate the hair shaft and nourish your hair.
It’s also rich in vitamin E, which helps to promote circulation to the scalp, fights environmental damage, and maintains healthy hair.
This high percentage of vitamin E, along with potassium, lecithin, and many other nutrients, all help to nourish and moisturise your skin. On top of that, the fatty acids in avocado oil help the skin retain its elasticity, which in turn slows the formation of wrinkles.
The anti-inflammatory effects of avocado oil may be able to treat and possibly even prevent acne, while the oleic acid also promotes collagen production, which accelerates the healing process.
Great for your heart
Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats, which are known as “healthy fats”. These have the double effect of not only lowering bad cholesterol but also raising the good type of cholesterol.
In fact, avocado oil has been proven to have the same effect in lowering cholesterol as olive oil, a much-lauded healthier option.
Evidence from controlled clinical studies has shown that monounsaturated fatty acids favourably affect a number of risk factors for coronary heart disease. One study showed that avocado oil supplements helped lower the risk of cardiovascular change.
Lowers blood pressure
Avocado oil might be the smart way to lower or maintain your blood pressure.
Avocados are an excellent source of potassium, which not only helps lower blood pressure but also keeps muscles and nerves working and helps to regulate your heartbeat.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found evidence that taking monounsaturated fat instead of carbohydrates can further lower blood pressure, improve lipid levels and reduce cardiovascular risk.
Helps fight diabetes
If you have type 2 diabetes, adding avocados to your diet may help you lose weight, lower cholesterol, and increase insulin sensitivity.
They are low in carbohydrates, which means they have little effect on blood sugar, so people with diabetes can eat them without causing a spike in sugar levels.
The American Diabetes Association found that a high monounsaturated fat diet enriched with avocado can help people use insulin more effectively and regulate blood sugar levels.
Rich in antioxidants
Avocados are packed with antioxidants – such as vitamin E, carotenoids and tannins – substances that protect your cells against free radicals.
Free radicals are dangerous atoms in the body that have a spare electron.
This spare electron wants to attach onto something, namely you, and once they do, they can corrupt your DNA, playing a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
The best Avocado oil on the market
Many companies claim to be the best at what they do, but as the first and largest global producer of Extra Virgin Avocado Oil, we’re quite happy to back ourselves on this.
We literally wrote the book on how to make Extra Virgin Avocado Oil.
We invented the cold-pressed extraction method that is now used all over the world, something we’re immensely proud of.
If you’re serious about cooking, then you’ll know the importance of high-quality cooking oils, and our Avocado oil is quite simply the best available on the market.
Avocado oil is incredibly healthy for you, and the best part is, it’s so versatile. Start using it by adding to salads, as part of a dip or marinade, or as a replacement for most other plant oils.
Our avocados are ethically sourced using sustainable practices, processed using a ground-breaking cold-pressed technique that we invented, and then bottled without the use of harmful chemicals or dangerous GMOs.
When it comes to cooking oils, you simply can’t get any better.
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