Ok, we might be a little biased when it comes to avocados – after all, we do make the world’s best Extra Virgin Avocado Oil – but this remarkable fruit doesn’t need our help to sell itself.
Here are three reasons why we love avocados, and why you should too!
The King of the Kitchen
As a fruit, avocados go with pretty much anything and everything.
Sweet and savoury dishes alike, hot or cold, blended in a smoothie… avocados do it all.
For vegans, avocados are a great substitute for milk, giving a dairy-free richness and plush texture to many recipes.
They can be used as a mayo alternative, an emulsifier in salad dressing, and in all manner of baked goods.
Mashed it becomes guacamole, perfect as a dip or as a spread on bread or toast.
Sliced avocado can be added to fish, as a side, or simply as is!
It really is a superfood, with a variety of uses in the kitchen no other fruit can compare to.
As an oil, avocado once again outshines many of its rivals.
Avocado oil has a very high smoking point making it ideal for cooking and baking at high temperatures, offering versatility for the budding chef!
Innumerable health benefits
Where do we even start with avocado’s health benefits?
Avocados are high in fat, which is why they’ve got such a beautiful, buttery taste and texture. Now this may sound unhealthy, but it’s monounsaturated fat, which experts agree is the “good” type of fat.
Monounsaturated fats help lower cholesterol, giving them the title of “heart healthy”, and in fact, avocado oil has been proven to have the same effect in lowering cholesterol as olive oil, a much-lauded healthier option.
They are not only good for your heart, but according to the American Diabetes Association, a high monounsaturated fat diet can help people use insulin more effectively and regulate blood sugar levels. So if you’re diabetic, then avocados should be part of your diet.
Avocados are also a fantastic source of potassium, which helps regulate your heartbeat, keeps nerves working, and helps lower blood pressure.
The Journal of Rheumatology even reported that avocados help relieve arthritis. The study concluded that the oils blocked the production of pro-inflammatory chemicals, preventing any damage caused to the synovial cells in the joints.
Lose weight, look great
Avocados may be high in fat, but as we mentioned before, they’re the good type of fat.
In fact, recent research shows that avocados might actually act as a natural appetite suppressant, helping people lose weight by curbing their hunger pangs.
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York discovered that oleic acid is converted into oleoylethanolamide (OEA), which in turn activates the part of your brain which increases fullness.
It’s also believed that the high amount of Omega-9 contained in avocados encourages blood flow to your muscles as you exercise, which in turn helps turn your fat cells into energy for your muscles.
Avocados are also rich in vitamin E, an essential antioxidant for maintaining healthy, vibrant hair. It helps make hair thicker and shinier by promoting circulation to the scalp and helping hair follicles to retain moisture.
Lutein is a carotenoid, typically found in vegetables like spinach and carrots. Unusually for a fruit, avocados are high in lutein, which acts as a natural anti-aging nutrient, improving moisture, elasticity, and being generally awesome for your skin!
Only use the best avocado oil on the shelf
So there you have it, three reasons why avocados are simply the best!
They are one of the most versatile foods around, they offer a myriad of health benefits, and they can even help you lose weight while making you look great!
When it comes to avocado oil, it’s important to remember quality counts. The best avocado oil you can buy is cold pressed extra virgin avocado oil.
We honestly believe that our cold pressed extra virgin avocado oil is the best in the world, after all we pioneered the industry being the first in the world to make it so we know a bit about these things.
From the trees our avocados are grown on, to the bottles our oil is served in, every step of our procedure is maintained to the highest standards.
Our avocados are of the highest quality, both rich in nutrients and taste, and our cold-pressed extraction method (which we invented), keeps all the natural goodness in our oil, so you can add it to your cooking.
If you would like to know more about Olivado, avocados, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help in any way they can.
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