Research studies have shown numerous health benefits of avocado oil. Following is a list of key health benefits of consuming avocado oil.
Avocado oil has been called liquid gold for the heart. The high level of ‘good’ fatty acids found in avocado oil (more than 70% monounsaturated fat and 15% polyunsaturated fat) is known to have a beneficial impact on blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health. Cold-pressed avocado oil is rich in phytosterols like beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol. Research has shown that phytosterols can block cholesterol absorption in the intestine and lower the LDL cholesterol levels (the so-called “bad cholesterol”) in the body.
Avocado oil is also packed with strong antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E, alpha and beta-carotene and lutein. Antioxidants are known to protect the body from free radicals and a wide range of diseases. In particular, lutein can improve eye health by reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Skin Benefits and Anti-Aging Properties
Avocado oil is well known for its skin benefits and anti-aging properties. The high-level of monounsaturated fatty acids in avocado oil moisturizes the skin from inside and keep it soft, while antioxidant fights free radicals to stave off signs of aging such as wrinkles.
Certain nutrients found in fruits and vegetables such as vitamins and carotenoids require fat in order to be absorbed into the body. By combining avocado oil when consuming fruits and vegetables can substantially (up to 4.3 to 17.4-fold) increase the absorption of the vital nutrients found in that food.
Weight Loss and Appetite Reduction
Research has shown evidence that high-level of monounsaturated and oleic fatty acids found in avocado oil can spot-reduce abdominal fat and support weight loss by suppressing hunger.
Recent studies have shown that Avocating B and carotenoids found in avocados can reduce the risk of cancer. In particular, Avocating B has been found to combat acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a rare and deadly form of cancer.