What’s so healthy about Avocado Oil?

Avocado Oil Health BenefitsAvocado is not just a fruit!

Little did I know when I was enjoying the nourishing taste of the Avocado flesh as a child that I might ever encounter its goodness as packed into one single bottle of Avocado oil. So, while digging deep searching for the mysteries within this amazing product, I found that the health benefits avocado oil can offer are no match to any other oil found in the market. That’s amazing, right?

Avocado oil is extracted from the flesh of Avocado fruit, giving the same amount of nutrition and goodness to your everyday dish just as an Avocado fruit would do. With regard to cooking, there’s no oil like Avocado Oil. Light in taste and high in sound monounsaturated fats, it’s stuffed with vitamins and minerals (1), and a great degree of flexibility in everyday usage.

Here are SEVEN great reasons why YOU should give it a try too.

  • An artery cleansing oil

Most of my friends used to say NO to this nutrient rich avocado oil because of their high fat content, and thinking that they have more fat than whatever other organic product. But little did they knew it’s for the most part monounsaturated fat, a healthy kind of fat that increases your HDL (2, 3) levels, or “GOOD” cholesterol levels to enhance the artery & heart well being. The American Heart Association says that, “Monounsaturated fats help diminish “BAD” cholesterol (LDL) levels in your blood and lower your danger of heart disease and stroke”, while discarding all those misconceptions we had in the past about Avocado fats. Avocado oil is said to have the same nutritional value of olive oil thus being called the “Olive oil of Americans”.

So, let’s say YES to Avocado oil!

  • Avocado oil Health BenefitsA perfect natural Anti-ager

Why look for expensive anti-aging cosmetics, when you have this amazing anti-aging formula at hand in your kitchen cupboard? Megan Faletra, an integrative registered dietitian (4) says that avocado oil is loaded with the antioxidants like vitamin E more than olive oil, giving a vast range of skin benefits. Vitamin E will battle against the free radical harm caused by sun rays and exposure to environmental pollutants and help in fighting off wrinkles and reducing the risk of skin cancers. Also, its thick oily texture helps to keep the skin more hydrated and smooth eventually giving you a flawless healthy skin.

  • Boosts the nutritional value of other foods in your diet

You can pair your everyday veggies and fruits with avocado oil to uplift their nutritional value by several folds. To be specific, ones that contain carotenoids (5) (a red or orange pigment present in most plants, with antioxidant properties to increase eye, heart and skin health) like lycopene and lutein, which are found in carrots, spinach, and tomatoes. Since these plant sources are lacking in fat content, combining them with healthy fatty acid rich avocado oil has proven to increase the carotenoid absorption by as high as 15 times (6), reported by one Journal of Nutrition. What’s more, since it’s contains fat; it’ll also enhance the absorption of other fat-dissolvable vitamins like vitamins A, D, and K (mostly found in leafy greens).

Is anyone up for a steamed veggie salad with Avocado oil dressing?

Think smart and eat healthy! Combine our Avocado oil with your everyday meals and extract the maximum nutrition out of what you eat.

  • Avocado Oil Health BenefitsGreat for a silky smooth hair

Both ingesting and massaging your scalp with Avocado oil has proven to give you a long shiny undamaged hair. It can not only enhance the growth of hair, but also increases the shine and texture as well, in addition to repairing and strengthening it, which makes it claim the credit of a natural hair protector (7).

It’s not just about eating the stuff; avocado oil can significantly enhance the appearance and well-being of hair essentially through direct application. Applications of avocado oil as a hair care product are abundant. It can be used as a lotion, to untangle hair, to remove dandruff, as a hair oil and the sky is the limit from there.

  • A belt-shrinker

Never underestimate your belly fat! It’s a far more of a nuisance than just being a belt fastener and it’s one of the major risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. When I heard that Avocado can reduce belly fat, I was quite confused how a fruit with high fat content could even be considered under the topic of weight loss?

But it seems that researchers have found that supplanting conventional oils that are rich in oleic unsaturated fats (8), with avocado oil can help diminish belly fat. A Penn State research group found that people who expended 40 grams of oils that were rich in oleic acids, for example, avocado oil, brought down belly fat by a normal of 1.6 percent contrasted with the individuals who ingested oleic acid free oil. Moreover, avocado is known to control calorie intake; reported by an investigation published in Nutrition Journal found that people who ate avocado had a 40 percent diminished level of calorie intake in between the meals contrasted with those that did not eat avocado. Combine your daily exercise routing with Avocado oil to boost the results for a flat belly.

  • Natural remedy for arthritis

Did you know that Avocado oil when consolidated with soybean oil, is a potent remedy which has achieved the drug prescription status in France, with the capability of fighting against osteoarthritis? Three studies have proven that an avocado oil-soybean oil mix can help to enhance the side effects related with joint inflammation, particularly in the hips and knees (9, 10, 11).

This is my favorite feature of Avocado oil, though it’s not directly under health benefits. Avocado oil has an unbiased flavor and a super high smoke point of around 500°F (12) (Normal olive oil’s smoke point is around 460°F. EVOO will hit the smoking point at 320°F.). That makes it an incredible go-to for any cooking method, from sautéing to flame broiling. Cold pressed avocado oil has a nutty, rich taste that is a pleasant replacement option to the standard EVOO (13). Despite being a little pricier, delicious taste plus packed nutrient value pays the price off. Try adding a spoonful to your smoothie, showering it over plates of mixed greens or simmered vegetables, or using it instead of olive oil in tahini sauce.

Wow! That’s a lot right? Although these were my favorite ones, Health benefits of Avocado oil are endless.

Till we meet again for another yummy healthy post, boost your health by adding a bottle of Avocado oil to your kitchen cupboard.

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    • Jan on August 17, 2017 at 6:08 pm
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    Yes, Primo, Avocado is GOOD for everyone.

    I have been using avocados in my cooking for years. My favourite recipe is still ‘avocado on toast’. It beats egg on toast every time. Far more nutritious.

    I live in Britain, so avocados aren’t as cheap as eggs. But they sure pack a punch with their superior health benefits – as mentioned in this truly honest article.

    Just be careful with the big stone inside the fruit though, when you start to cut open an avocado. It’s hard!

    As for avocado oil – well, that’s new to me. I might as well give it a try. It sounds interesting. I will explore this more.

    Thanks, Primo.

    Janice.

    1. Hi Janice: Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment. Yes the avocado is one of the healthiest fruits around and the oil will bring all that nutritional value and health benefits to your cupboard.  Please feel free to try a bottle today.

    • Michelle on August 17, 2017 at 8:26 pm
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    Primo thank you so much for this inspirational article. I have never know about the value of of avacado and avacado oil.This has been a real eye opener for me. My daughter is thinking about doing some modeling and we are always open to new beauty tips. This sounds revolutionary! Thank you again Primo. And we look forward to more amazing articles from you!

    1. Hi Michelle: Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment. I am very glad you found value in my post. Best wishes to your daughter in her career.

    • Kavinah on August 17, 2017 at 11:16 pm
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    Thanks for a very informative article. I have never heard of avocado oil and would never have imagined that the oil is extracted from the flesh. I think you need to write about the extraction process too. It would be of great interest for people to know how this can be done at home maybe. I will look more into this as I visit countries where this grows in abundance and I’m sure they may not realise it’s many benefits as you’ve enumerated beautifully on your site. I’m really happy to have learnt something new and useful from your site.

    1. Hi Kavinah:  Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment. I will most defiantly consider doing an article on how the extraction process works.  Thank you for your kind words.

    • Lane Wesley on August 17, 2017 at 11:51 pm
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    What a great article. I did not like avocado when I was young but have developed a whole new appreciation for it now. I have found when it is fresh it tastes completely different. I was willing to try it again because of all the great benefits it has for the body.

    1. Hi Lane: Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment. I’m very pleased to know that this article has motivated you to try this amazing fruit once again. I hope you can also try and add the avocado oil to your cupboard as well.

    • Marc on August 18, 2017 at 5:47 am
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    I’m a huge fan of the avocado and all of its healthy benefits, but I have yet to try Avocado oil. I’m going to start incorporating Avocado oil into some of my recipes and see how they taste. I’m probably not quite ready to use it for a scalp massage but i’ll definitely start eating it! Thanks for the great tips!

    1. Hi Marc: Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment.  Avocado Oil is so powerful that is good to use both in your body and out as a full body massage oil.

    • Bryan on August 18, 2017 at 5:58 am
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    A very informative article and one that more people should pay attention to.

    I have always been a fan of the Avocado. I eat them by the bucket full when they are in season. We even Freeze them for out of season. We have a little trick to accomplish this. We can basically eat Avocado all year round. It is unprocessed and has no synthetic or chemical preservatives. Avocados are a really healthy food.

    1. Hi Bryan: Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment.  I’m so glad that you enjoy the avocado fruit so much. So pamper yourself a bit and give the Avocado Oil a try.

    • Maria on August 18, 2017 at 11:07 am
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    I have never considered using avocado in my hair to get a shiny appearance, but it’s something I’m going to certainly try in the future!

    Thank you for sharing this information. I love eating avocado, and knew it is good for the skin; but never knew that it had so many other wonderful benefits.

    1. Hi Maria: Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment. Hope you try and enjoy the avocado oil as much as you do the fruit.

    • Dave on August 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm
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    Hey there,

    I like the idea of using avocado as anti aging cream. But the problem is, how do you make it ready for applying on your skin.

    Do you just scoop a piece of it with a spoon and then you rub it in your hands to smear on your face?

    Or is there a better more decent way to use it?

    1. Hi Dave: Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment.  Here is a very good and easy to make recipe for an avocado mask.

      This is a hydrating face mask, perfect for cleaning and moisturizing. Honey is gentle astringent and extremely moisturizing. The combination of avocado and honey in this will refine the pores, tighten the skin, and smooth over wrinkles and reduce aging spots.

      Simply mash a ripe avocado and mix it with one tablespoon of honey.Spread a thin layer on your skin, and let it be for 20 minutes. NWash it off with lukewarm water.

      Hope you Enjoy it.  You can also massage avocado oil on your face and it will work wonders all on it’s own.

    • Rich Hoffman on August 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm
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    What a brilliant website. I knew that avocados were healthy because of their fat but I didn’t know they were so versatile. I love the references that you have included. It’s medical facts, not just something you made up. Is the oil as healthy as the real thing or does is just have similar health benefits?

    1. Hi Rich: Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment.  Fortunately the avocado oil has exactly the same healthy benefits as the fruit.

    • lilchefchic on August 18, 2017 at 11:57 pm
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    I knew Avocado oil was a healthy oil to have in my cupboard but I forgot just how versatile it can be. The fact that it is a monounsaturated fat makes it a much better option for anyone’s diet rather than using vegetable oil. I did forget that it has such a high smoke point (500 degrees)-that’s amazing! I didn’t realize that there was a cold pressed option of avocado oil as well, just like with olive oil. I’ll have to give that a go! The fact that it’s not only good for ingestion but great for our skin is super cool. I wouldn’t even think that it could be used to help with dandruff or just combed through the hair to add sheen. What an amazing little fruit!

    1. Hi Lilchefchic: Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment. I most certainly agree with you in that avocado is indeed an “amazing little fruit”

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