Benefits and Uses of Avocado for Health and Skin
We see avocado everywhere, in our skin products, in our kitchens and on our plates when we go out to eat. Shockingly enough, it’s actually considered a fruit! Not to mention it is the fruit with the most amount of fat and potassium, but we will get to that later. Because of this, avocado has a various amount of health and skin benefits; check them out!
1. Eating avocado can lower cholesterol levels
An increased cholesterol level can lead to various heart diseases and many other health problems such as strokes or obesity. No one is sure exactly how it helps, but avocado has been proven to unclog arteries and lower cholesterol levels significantly.
2. More Potassium than a banana
According to multiple researches, avocados have more potassium in them than bananas, and potassium is a nutrient a lot of us seem to be lacking. It maintains electrical gradients in the body's cells and reduces high blood pressure, which can result in swelling.
3. Avocados are filled with Fiber
Fiber can aid in weight loss and reducing blood sugar levels. Avocados are rich in this nutrient which helps with moving food through the system and in general improves metabolic health.
4. Avocados can be used for face/skin masks
Not just healthy fats, but avocado also has chlorophyll to reduce inflammation, and Vitamin E to promote softness and prevent wrinkles. These masks can be used on the face or even in the hair to aid in softness and strengthening the roots.
5. Avocados are high in fatty acids
77% of the calories in an avocado come from fat. Oleic acid has been linked to reduced inflammation and redness as well as protecting skin from UV rays. This is another reason that avocados are used for face masks, especially in the summer.
6. Avocados have strong antioxidants!
Avocados are high in antioxidants such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin that cleanse the skin as well as fight bacteria underneath the outer layer. These nutrients also benefit for eye and mouth health.
So to conclude, avocados have many various benefits to using them on the skin or eating them.
- Alice Kazakov