Avocado oil is a thick, greenish-yellow liquid.
with a rather pleasant mild taste that resembles a nutty
oil, and the original piquant smell. It is received in the cold way
pressing from avocado pulp,
fruit of a tall tree from laurels. It is this technology that gives
the ability to fully preserve all the properties of the oil, its minerals,
vitamins, acids and other biologically active substances.
Avocados were cultivated by the tribes of Central America for about seven more
thousands of years ago, and today this fruit is included in the diet
Avocado oil was exported as an exotic to Spain, England
and other countries and there it was used for cosmetic purposes, because
the natives of Latin America considered it an excellent tool for
skin care that can protect it from harmful effects
wind and sun rays. However, the Native Americans believed the fetus was still
and the strongest aphrodisiac that excites passion, and women used
juicy pulp and as the first complementary food for children.
How to choose
It is better to choose cold-pressed oil, since the high temperature
able to destroy many of the beneficial ingredients that are contained
Cold pressed does not use any chemicals,
therefore the oil remains extremely pure and natural. But the oil is cold
spinning is not suitable for everyone due to a rather thick consistency
and intense smell. In addition, this product due to such a method
processing is quite costly, although the benefits are well worth the investment
Refined oil due to heat treatment using
certain chemicals tend to lose their natural
smell and color, acquiring a mild aroma and a golden yellow hue.
It is generally used in the cosmetics industry for products.
for skin care. Compared to unrefined cold oil
spinning refined costs much less.
How to store
Avocado oil should be refrigerated prior to use
no more than 6-9 months or in a dark place at a temperature not exceeding
Cover the avocado oil tightly after each use.
lid and store only in the refrigerator. It is worth remembering that during storage
in the refrigerator, when the temperature is less than 5 degrees, in oil can
a flocculent light precipitate is formed, which will disappear when
placing the product in a place with room temperature.
Now the light aroma and exquisite taste of the oil squeezed from the avocado,
used in cooking all over the world. So, it is added as
in the traditional dishes of Latin American, Mediterranean, and
kitchens, and for frying seafood, chicken meat, vegetables
and fish. Avocado oil, when heated, has no burnt odor and
does not lose its excellent taste. It harmonizes perfectly
with a variety of salads, soups and serves as an excellent addition to
special mixtures of baby food.
Calorie content of avocado oil
High nutritional value and delicious avocado oil
taste, contains a lot of easily digestible fats, various
essential vitamins, micro- and macroelements and other biologically
active substances, which is why it is considered a useful dietary
In terms of calorie content, which is 885,7 kcal, the oil is not inferior to
and meat, and is also superior to most edible vegetable oils.
Avocado fruit is 2-3 times higher than apples in protein content,
grapes, pears, citrus fruits, bananas, and in terms of healthy fats
it is simply the leader among the famous fruits, second only to coconut.
It should be noted that 30 percent of the fat contained in this oil
fruit falls on unsaturated
fatty acids that are easily absorbed by the body, that is, for a vitamin
F (in terms of its content, this product is 3 times superior to fish oil).
Nutritional value per 100 grams:
Proteins, g Fats, g Carbohydrates, g Ash, g Water, g Calorie content, kcal – 100 – – – 885,7
The health benefits of avocado oil
Composition and presence of nutrients
Avocado oil contains many vitamins, including A, C, E, B
and D. It is known that E in combination with A and C are not only
but also a strong immunostimulant. And there is more vitamin E in this oil
5 times than in olive.
Another valuable substance in avocado oil is squalene, which is
an integral part of the skin and is part of sebum and subcutaneous
fat. This substance takes part in the formation of sex hormones,
has a strong disinfecting and wound healing effect.
The chlorophyll content gives this product its characteristic greenish
shade. This substance is involved in metabolic processes, positively
affecting all systems. Lecithin is needed for normal cardiovascular function,
nervous, reproductive and endocrine systems.
Of course, all these substances can only be present in the oil obtained
method cold pressed with the obligatory observance of all
norms and requirements.
Also in avocado oil there is histidine, phytosterols, phosphoric salts
acids, polyunsaturated as well as saturated
fatty acids (stearic, oleic, palmitic, palmitoleic,
linoleic, linolenic), essential oils, micro- and macroelements (potassium,
phosphorus, magnesium, iron, calcium, sodium, zinc, manganese, copper, iodine,
Useful and healing properties
Avocado oil has wound healing, anti-fungal, anti-viral
and bactericidal properties, which make it possible to use
it for the prevention of various injuries and diseases of the skin.
Magnesium and potassium are essential for the functioning of blood vessels and
hearts. Vitamin E helps to lower blood pressure, prevents
the appearance of blood clots, and together with vitamin C reliably strengthens blood vessels.
A complex of unsaturated acids, vitamin E and beta-sitosterol promotes
lowering bad cholesterol.
All of the above allows us to recommend inclusion in the diet
oils for the prevention and in the complex treatment of atherosclerosis,
ischemic disease, strokes,
In addition, avocado oil is able to stimulate the process of hematopoiesis.
Vitamins B, C in combination with copper, iron, cobalt, zinc and
other useful microelements are actively involved in the synthesis of hemoglobin,
what is included in erythrocytes. In this regard, the oil is considered
useful product for anemic sufferers
Avocado oil helps keep your digestive system working.
Its systematic use helps to improve metabolism
and the digestion process. Avocado oil can provide beneficial
effect on the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines, which means it is
an extremely effective remedy for the prevention of gastritis, ulcers
stomach and duodenum 12. The oil also stimulates bile secretion,
improving fat metabolism and the composition of bile, it can be beneficial for
ailments such as cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, hepatitis
etc. Among other things, with regular use, avocado oil
reliably protects the digestive tract from the effects of toxins, free radicals,
as well as radionuclides and various heavy metals.
Avocado oil is also beneficial for those suffering from diabetes.
Low sugar content (1,5%) and very high calorie content
this product can be considered ideal for such people. Fatty acid
help lower sugar levels, and are excellent suppliers
energy for the body.
In addition, the oil can improve the functioning of the nervous system. His
persistent use is an effective remedy used
in the prevention of various neuroses, headaches, insomnia.
Avocado oil in your daily diet will help improve your mood and
also enhance performance and improve mental performance.
In English pediatrics, oil has long been advised as a complementary food.
for toddlers of the earliest age. They also introduce it into the diet.
lactating and pregnant women. After all, it can improve the course of pregnancy.
and childbirth, help enhance lactation, plays a major role in genetic
processes. In addition, consuming oil consistently will help
for women to improve their mood and well-being in menopause or
Vitamins E, B6, B3 and beta-sitosterol help to increase potency,
and are considered highly effective in fertility treatments. Regular
the use of oil is also recommended for men for the prevention and
treating problems such as prostatitis
Avocado oil is also used in the prevention of osteoporosis.
and various diseases of the joints, mouth, thyroid gland
and urinary system.
Use in cosmetology
The use of avocado oil in various fields of cosmetology is especially popular.
to date. Moreover, this oil is recognized as one of the most
effective means for moisturizing, rejuvenating and nourishing the skin of the face.
This oil is considered the base oil. This means that it does not need to be diluted.
other vegetable oils (as is the case with essential oils), and
prepare various masks, creams and other cosmetic products on its basis
funds. However, the oil can be applied by itself, without additives.
Avocado oil is suitable for all skin types. Unlike many
vegetable oils, this oil is quickly absorbed,
without leaving a greasy mark on the face.
Avocado oil moisturizes and softens skin while nourishing it with essential nutrients
substances. It will also help improve blood circulation in the skin by enriching
her tissues with much needed oxygen. And thanks to deep penetration
into the skin, the oil stimulates the production of elastin and collagen,
which are responsible for the elasticity and firmness of the skin.
Avocado oil can also be used to regenerate all damaged
cells of the skin of the face, and to eliminate various irritations and rashes,
rashes, wrinkles, flaking and dryness. It is enough to simply lubricate
face oil, and remove the excess after 30-40 minutes with regular paper
with a napkin. If the problems are severe, such masks are recommended
do twice a day.
Also, the oil is ideal for thin skin around the eyes, as
able to make it tender, well-groomed, moisturized, eliminating small
wrinkles and laxity.
It is especially good to use avocado oil in adverse weather conditions.
conditions. For example, in summer care, oil protects against harmful
ultraviolet radiation, and in winter – from the cold.
Avocado oil can be used in pure form, for masks, applications,
facial massage and enrichment of various cosmetic products (10
drops of oil per 10 grams of cream, tonic or lotion).
Dangerous properties of avocado oil
Except for those who have individual intolerance
this product, it is worth refusing to use it for people with
acute diseases of the liver and gallbladder. Or at least before
the use of oil, consult a doctor.
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