You’ve probably been throwing away the healthiest part of your avocado. Avocados are one of the greatest foods of all time, they are also extremely beneficial to your health and remarkably versatile in the kitchen. But did you realize that you might be getting rid of the most beneficial part of the avocado every time you eat one?
- Avocado seeds make up around 70% of the avocado’s nutritional benefits. Incorporating avocado seeds or avocado seed oil into your diet is a great way to boost your antioxidant and nutrient intake.
- Avocado seeds have anti-tumor properties due to a condensed flavonol found only in the seeds, in fact studies with rats with cancer given Avocado Seed powder looks promising.
- Avocado seeds are loaded with soluble fiber. They are said to be among the highest sources of naturally occurring soluble fiber. Soluble fiber is extremely important for your digestion and digestive track.
- Because of their high antioxidant content, avocado seeds have the potential to lower cholesterol and decrease your chance of developing heart disease or having a stroke.
- Try chopping it up in a blender or food processor after being dried and mix with either a mashed banana or half of a mashed avocado for a simple, all-natural facial scrub.
- You can also treat various aches and pains by making a tea with the avocado seed. Either place half of the seed in boiling water for 10 minutes, or dry out the seed, blend to a powder, and add 1 tablespoon to 1 cup of boiled water. This is great for a stomach ache, and can alternatively be cooled and applied topically to soothe itchy skin.
- Avocado Seed Oil has been shown in studies to increase collagen in your skin thus helping to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle free. The oil will make your hair shinny and help get rid of dry dead skin.
- Avocado Seeds boost your immune system and keep you from coming down with debilitating diseases. Keeping your immune system high, because antioxidants keep free radicals at bay and slows the aging process.
- Avocado Seeds seems to have a good anti-inflammatory ability and thus helps with arthritis and other joint diseases.