Avocados are a delicious and nutritious fruit and very beneficial for your health. But their seed (which tends to be thrown away) can be eaten since it has many more medicinal properties than the rest of the fruit itself. You can also use it topically to treat skin problems and muscle and joint pain.
Below, we will teach you how to use avocado seeds in order to get the most benefits out of them, i.e. to naturally treat many diseases, lose weight, and more much.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF AVOCADO
Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the most abundant nutrients, in a single 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving (3):
- Vitamin K: 26%of the RDA
- Folate: 20% of the RDA
- Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA
- Potassium: 14% of the RDA
- Vitamin B5:14% of the RDA
- Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA
- Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA
Then it contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1, B2 and B3.
1. A Nutrient-Dense Super Food:
Avocados are packed with nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, including potassium (which helps control blood pressure), lutein (good for eyes), and folate (important for cell repair). They’re also a good source of vitamins C and E, as well as B vitamins, which help to strengthen the body’s immune system.
2. Good for Your Heart:
Unlike most fruits (which are mostly made up of carbohydrate), avocadoes are high in monounsaturated fat – the kind that’s good for your heart. Studies have shown that monounsaturated fat helps to protect against heart disease by lowering so-called “bad” cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL), while raising ‘good’ HDL cholesterol.
One study found that overweight or obese people who enjoyed a moderate-fat diet including one avocado a day had significantly less LDL than those who ate the same diet but skipped the avocado. Not only that, but the avocado-eaters had lower total cholesterol and levels of triglycerides (fat in their blood).
3. Good for Arthritis:
Many studies have found a link between diet and arthritis symptoms. Avocadoes are a good source of vitamin E, a micronutrient with anti-inflammatory properties that has been shown to decrease the risk of the joint damage seen in early osteoarthritis. The monounsaturated fats contained in avocadoes are also known to help slow the inflammation that leads to arthritis.
4. Regulates Blood Pressure:
Avocados are particularly rich in potassium, a nutrient important for muscle strength, nerve function and heart health – and a deficiency could lead to fatigue, muscle cramps, heart palpitations and dizziness.The potassium content in avocados regulates blood pressure and helps to protect against strokes, as well as improving digestion and helping the body to eliminate toxins.Most people think of bananas as being a potassium-rich food – but avocadoes are even better, containing more than twice the amount contained in a banana.