Top 10 Avocado Oil Benefits
The Quality and Source of Avocado Oil is very important when using it for health and beauty benefits. Zatural Avocado Oil is cold-pressed, unrefined. We purchase direct from the source to avoid any contamination or additives.
Here are the Top 10 Avocado Oil Benefits
1. Rich Source of Oleic Acid
The majority of essential fatty acids found in avocado oil are monounsaturated oleic acid. Oleic acid is known to have several positive effects throughout the body including lowering risk of some cancers and reducing inflammation inside and out.
Due to its stability, avocado oil can also be used for cooking at higher temperatures (stir fry, sauté, etc) without breaking down and losing some of its health benefits (as other oils are known to do.)
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 keep 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.
Because 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 avocado oil to your natural health shopping list!
Try adding avocado oil to your food to assist with gas, bloating,heartburn and more. The vitamins, minerals, and monounsaturated fatty acids in avocado oil all help the digestive tract to process food more efficiently. While this won’t fix the problem overnight, you might be surprised at how quickly you’ll begin to feel better, have more energy, and even start to lose weight as a result!
Sounds crazy, but it's true! 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.
Avocado oil makes an amazing dressing for salads. Drizzle it on by itself, pair it with your favorite vinegar.
Avocado oil is loaded with chlorophyll – a natural source of super-healthy magnesium. It is one of the best-known natural substances for removing heavy metals like mercury and lead from the liver, kidneys, brain, and other organs. Chlorophyll binds the metal ion to itself, rendering the previously toxic element harmless before passing out of the body through the bowels.
Pair avocado oil dressing with cilantro in salads and other foods for an added boost of detoxifying chlorophyll power!
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. Avocado Oil boosts your skin’s ability to generate stronger cells by moisturizing. 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. Of course, not everyone has the same reactions to every plant oil so you should definitely test a drop or two of avocado oil on a small patch of skin from which the oil may be easily removed before applying to large areas of the body.
Just as avocado oil helps the body to grow healthier and stronger skin, it can also speed up the healing process. Once you’ve thoroughly cleaned the affected area, try treating damaged skin caused by cuts, scrapes, burns, raw skin from blisters or rashes, sunburn, bug bites and stings, and other wounds with a drop or two of avocado oil. Your skin will knit up faster and with less chance of scarring.
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- Becca Norris