A Few months ago my good friend told me about how she incorporates avocado seeds into her food and beauty routine. I was like, "What? Please don't tell me that. For years I have been throwing all my avocado seeds in the garbage." She specifically told me about an avocado face mask that she's been applying and how it makes her face look super young and very soft. She also told me that her boyfriend is on blood thinner medication and in the short time he's been consuming the avocado seeds he has seen a big difference in the amount of the blood thinner that he takes.
So I had to do a bit of research before I would starting consuming the seed and putting it on my body...
Most people are aware of the health benefits of avocado like that they are loaded with heart healthy fatty acids. Or that they are packed with fiber and can help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Those are just a few of the many benefits found inside of Mother Nature's wonder fruit. Apparently, they have some hidden benefits found inside the avocado. These hidden benefits have been known for many years but have not been widely used up until now. Most of you are probably totally unaware of how you can use the avocado seed or pit. You may only know the pit to be used for keeping the unused portion of the avocado from spoiling. Other than that you most likely just discard the pit in the trash when you are finished with the avocado.
Well I want to tell you that when next time you're ready to throw the avocado pit away, you may think of not discarding it. There is a super food locked within that avocado seed that is just dying to get out and help you. Once you find out about all of these super fantastic health benefits you will be kicking yourself for throwing out all of those seeds over the years.
New York nutritionist Amy Shapiro, of Real Nutrition NYC, told Daily Mail that avocado seeds are, indeed, packed full of antioxidants and fiber.
Among all the goodness within each seed is said to be:
- 70% of the antioxidants found in the whole avocado, which help to regulate intestinal function. Antioxidants fight free radicals – which means they can help the immune system prevent disease. And, antioxidants can even help prevent wrinkles from developing in a person’s skin.
On top of the antioxidants, avocado seeds are also full of fiber, ‘The fiber creates a really healthy environment for the healthy bacteria in your gut to thrive on and stay alive – it’s kind of a prebiotic.’
- More soluble fiber than most other rich sources
- Oils that increase the collagen in our skin, assisting with wrinkles and keeps our hair shiny
To sum it up avocado seed is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, according to the experts. These are just few of the lot more benefits.
The revelation has left many wondering if avocado seeds are actually healthy – or if the claim is just another viral hoax. The truth is 50/50.
Disclaimer: I’m not a professional nutritionist, chef or biologist. I am just a gal who's passionate about natural health and beauty, and whenever I read about a food, idea or recipe or hear about it from my friend that makes sense to me and inspires me, I will share it!
So I want to tell you that after all research I did and after consuming the avocado seed powder for a month, I feel great! The powder tastes actually OK if consumed as is, not bitter at all (like some sources claim). It is rather nutty flavor. For best results, I add it to my smoothies. I also used the powder to brush my teeth (if you're trying to avoid the fluoride, it may be good) and I discovered the best facial mask for my skin that I really love and will be sharing the recipe shortly (Thanks to my friend that hooked me up!)
So instead of purchasing Avocado seed powder online you can make your own - easy-peasy in few simple steps in about 2 minutes.
All you need is avocado seed, rinsed and dried, knife and a blender. See the short video as it explains how to make the powder and how to store it. Let me know what you think? In my next post I will share my best anti-aging face mask and body scrub. It is so awesome! I'm very excited! 🙂