Avocado oil: a surprisingly long shortlist of its impressive health benefits
Avoceleon extra virgin avocado oil is is one of the healthiest oils in the world. It is not an accident that there is a large and ever growing amount of research centered around the known as well as the potential health benefits of avocados and especially of avocado oil. But while we are still learning about all the health benefits this gift of nature can offers us, what we already know is too impressive and significant to ignore.
Avocado oil has a high smoke point which makes it stable during high temperature cooking methods such as stir frying, roasting, pan frying and barbequing.
Why do smoke points matter? When an oil reaches its smoke point, it begins to change chemically. This can affect flavor, but more importantly, it can create toxins and free radicals which are harmful to health. Avocado oil has a smoke point of above 225oC (437oF), much higher than its closest healthy equivalent, olive oil.
Avocado oil is simply full of vitamins and nutrients.
One 5ml serving will provide 10% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) of Vitamin E. It is also rich in vitamins A, B1, B2 pantothenic acid, vitamin D, potassium, lecithin and proteins.
Avocado oil is your heart’s best friends, say a large and ever growing number of scientific studies.
Avocados are a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, a type of fat that helps raise the levels of HDL (“good”cholesterol) while lowering levels of LDL (“bad” cholesterol). As if that wasn’t enough, avocados have a very high content of a natural plant compound called Beta-Sitosterol, that reduces the amount of cholesterol absorbed from food. Beta-Sitosterol not only helps prevent absorption of LDL cholesterol into the bloodstream, it also assists in redressing the balance by promoting the good HDL cholesterol.
The positive benefits of avocado oil to the cardiovascular system are amplified by the fact that it is also a source of folic acid and vitamin E, which have been linked to reduced risks of fatal heart diseases.This combination of beta-sitosterol and monounsaturated fat makes, folic acid and Vitamin E make avocado oil an excellent, scientifically approved tool against cholesterol and for the health of your heart.
You may have never heard of carotenoids but you should really learn to love them.
People consuming diets rich in carotenoids from natural foods, such as fruit and vegetables, are healthier and have lower mortality from a number of chronic illnesses. According to scientific studies, avocado oil boosts absorption of carotenoids in your food, Fat-soluble carotenoids rely on dietary fats, but most foods that are high in carotenoids are low in fat. Avocados are unique in containing high quantities of oleic acid (an unsaturated fatty acid) as well as generous amounts of carotenoids.
Here is how it works: The oleic acid in avocado oil helps our digestive tract form transport molecules for fat that can increase our absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like carotenoids. In fact a recent study concluded that avocado oil added to a salad increased the absorption of two key carotenoid antioxidants – lycopene and beta-carotene by as much as 15 percent. So make sure you use Avoceleon on your salads!
And the list of what this super food can do for you goes on and on:
-Avocado oil helps regulate blood sugar levels and is therefore great for diabetics.
-It supplies you with lutein, an antioxidant that improves eye health.
-The vitamins and nutrients in avocado oil provide your skin with long-term benefits.
-The phytosterols and plant hormones (such as beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol) have been proven to help keep inflammation under control, which may explain why newer studies are now investigating the positive effects of avocado oil in managing pain for patients with osteoarthritis.
-According to recent publications the monosaturated fats and valuable carotenoids in avocado oil, as well as the high concentration of the antioxidant vitamin E, besides all their other health benefits, help prevent cancer. Indeed a very recent study has specifically proven avocado oil as being beneficial in preventing prostate cancer cells from developing – and more studies are ongoing.
In order to take full advantage of this super fruit’s benefits in your oil, our avocado oil (one of the few oils extracted from the fleshy pulp rather than the kernel or seed of the fruit) is 100 percent natural and unrefined. The oil is extracted from the fruit through a single extra virgin process, ensuring all the essential nutrients and health properties of this most nutritious wonder fruit are retained in a delicious, versatile oil that can be used as an alternative to olive oil in any recipe.