It is a habit we all have, when eating avocado, to throw away its seeds. After reading the following texts, you may change your mind, because you will learn how healthy these seeds are.
It is a common belief seeds are toxic, such as cherry seeds, plums or apricots, since they contain cyanide, which can be harmful and very dangerous if taken in large amounts. Avocado seeds, however, are not toxic at all, as the 2013 research published in the Scientific World Journal determined.
Avocados are rich in numerous vitamins and healthy fats. They contain folate, vitamin B, bioactive phytochemicals, fatty acids, glucosides and triterpenes, and contain 70% of the antioxidants of the avocado. The best source of soluble fibers are avocado seeds.
Recently we learned avocado seeds have multiple health benefits: antifungal, antimicrobial, antibiotic, insecticidal, larvicidal, amoebicidal, giardicidal, hypolipidemic, and antihypertensive properties.
Avocado can help fighting many diseases and conditions.
Helps fight cancer
Avocado seeds have anti-cancer properties. Studies have proven eating avocado seeds and fruit can cause leukemia cells to destroy themselves.
Avocados are good in lowering high blood pressure. They can also help in lowering bad cholesterol, fight diabetes, and inflammation.
South Americans use avocados for treating gastritis ulcers, acute diarrhea and many other conditions. They contain fibers and antioxidants, that’s why they are so helpful.
Immune system benefits
Avocados boost immune system which is our main gate for preventing diseases. Avocado seeds and skins are great immune system boosters because they are rich in antioxidants like procyandis and catehchins which have anti-inflammatory properties.
Wrinkle reduction benefits
Avocado oil is excellent for skin and the collagen, which we tend to lose over the years. It can increase the collagen in our skin and reduce the wrinkle appearance.
If you want to improve your whole well-being, we advise you to eat avocados as much as you can and afford. Also, follow this recipe for the perfect avocado smoothie:
- ½ avocado seed
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup of almond milk/water
- 1 ripe pear
- ½ apple
- 1 cup organic spinach
- 1 small piece of ginger (grated)
Smash the avocado and mix all the ingredients together.
There are many other ways you can use avocado seeds, for example to exfoliate skin (prepare a mask).