Everyone knows that Avocado is very healthy and contains a lot of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and good fatty acids.
But what is about avocado seed?
Unfortunately, a lot of people throw avocado seed or call them “useless” part of this fruit.
Avocado seed has amazing health benefits
It is said that avocado seed makes about 70% of the nutritional benefits of this fruit.
But wait, please don`t go straight away to take avocado from the fruit basket and bit it because you can break some of your teeth.
There are ways to prepare avocado seed so it can be ready for consumption.
What is the proper way to use avocado seed?
Cut the avocado seed (be careful, don`t cut your finger because the seed is very slimy, slippery) into 4 pieces or chop the seed into smaller pieces and ground or blend it.
Whenever you are ready add the grounded seed to your drink or food by your wish.
The seed from avocado is very useful and powerful ingredient.
Health benefits of avocado seeds
-1. Antioxidant Powerhouse
More than 70% of the antioxidants are inside the seed.
The antioxidants have the power to neutralize free radicals.
As we know the free radicals are connected with numerous diseases and obesity.
The seed of avocado contains polyphenols that are similar to the ones that you can find in green tea.
-2. Packed With Soluble Fibers
The seed from avocado is packed with more soluble fibers than other foods on the planet.
-3. Soothe Digestive Issues
This seed has been used for a long time (ages) to treat GI tract issues and dysentery in the South America.
It prevents gastric ulcers, reduces inflammation and relieves constipation.
It`s very useful for diarrhea as well and can also help prevent viral and bacterial diseases.
Whenever you have a problem with your digestive issues, you need to do a 10-day veggie and fruit detoxification.
-4. Cancer-Fighting Properties
The avocado seeds contain flavonols that are powerful antioxidant and can help to prevent or decrease tumor growth.
-5. It`s Good For The Heart
Avocado seeds have high levels of useful dietary fiber that lowers cholesterol.
Actually, this dietary fiber links cholesterol before cholesterol has the chance to be connected and absorbed in the blood.
Antioxidant activity of this seed can also prevent cardiovascular problems such as a formation of plaque.
As we know the formation of plaque can lead to heart attack and stroke.
-6. Strengthen Immune System
The avocado seeds can help you through cold and flu season by strengthening the immune system and can keep free radicals at bay.
-7. Maintain Your Weight and Lowers Blood Glucose
Extract from avocado seeds help to maintain your healthy weight and lowers blood glucose.
In addition, these seeds curb your appetite and give a full feeling for a longer period of time.
-8. Slow Down Aging
Thanks to the antioxidants these seeds can slow down the body aging process and the formation of unpleasant wrinkles.
It`s rebuilding a collagen to keep your youthful and skin firm.
As always, it`s good to consult with the doctors whenever you have any peach or nut seed allergies.
Some people can have an allergic reaction to avocado.
The first group is people with a tree-pollen allergy that develop local symptoms in their throat and mouth after eating this fruit.
The second group is people with latex-fruit syndrome – latex allergy.
The symptoms for the second group include generalized urticaria, vomiting, abdominal pain and sometimes can be life-threatening.