Avocados are extremely healthy green fruits which are abundant in vitamins and phytonutrients which are beneficial for the entire body. What’s great about avocados is that everything about them is useful, even their seeds. You probably didn’t know this and you have thrown the seeds away. However, avocado seeds are very nutritious. Actually, their content of antioxidants is bigger than the fresh fruit.
The Seed of Health
Avocado seeds contain more antioxidants than most vegetables and fruits, and even more than most healing teas. There is more soluble fiber in the seeds than in any other food.
There is an antioxidant-rich and nourishing oil in avocado seeds which reduces high cholesterol and prevents heart diseases and strokes.
Eating these seeds is an excellent way to prevent inflammatory diseases in the body. These seeds are especially beneficial for the gastrointestinal tract.
Moreover, they naturally and very effectively relieve constipation and diarrhea.
Phenolic compounds are antioxidants which are found in avocado seeds and which sooth gastric ulcers. They have antiviral and antibacterial properties which make these seeds effective at preventing ulcers.
The Reason You Should Consume Avocado Seeds
- Destroys Cancerous Cells
About 70% of the antioxidant content of avocados is in the seeds. They contain flavonol, which is a potent antioxidant that prevents and reduces tumor growth. According to study from 2013, which was published in Pharmaceutical Biology, avocado extract from its flesh leads to self-destruction of leukemia cells. Additionally, according to e new study, there is an extract known as avocatin B in the avocado seed, and this destroys myeloid leukemia cells.
- Promotes the Immune System
Avocado seeds contain catechins and procyanidins. These have anti-inflammatory properties which reduce diseases, joint pain, swelling and stiffness.
Moreover, flavonol which is present in avocado strengthens the immune system and protects from the flu and cold.
- Cures Digestive Issues
South Americans have been using avocado seeds as a treatment for gastrointestinal tract issues like diarrhea, constipation and gastric ulcers for centuries.
- Protects Cardiovascular Health
Avocados are abundant in monounsaturated fat which is heart-healthy and because of their content of dietary fiber and amino acid, these seeds reduce the cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular issues like plaque build-up, which can cause heart attack and stroke.
The soluble fiber attaches to the excess cholesterol and fat. It is difficult to get soluble fiber, but luckily there is plenty in the avocado seed.
- Live Longer and Feel Better
Apart from making you look younger, avocado seeds make you feel younger as well. Because of certain compounds in the avocado seeds, they can reduce pains and aches, joint discomfort and bone disease.
Free radicals are neutralized by antioxidants. Those free radicals are responsible for premature aging and illness. Avocados and the seeds slow down the aging process, since they are able to synthesize collagen.
Additionally, avocado seeds can reduce the blood glucose levels and can maintain a healthy weight. Because they are rich in good fats, you will feel satiated, and you won’t feel the need to eat snacks.
Prepare Avocado Seeds in This Way
When you decide to eat avocados next time, do not throw away the seeds. Instead, wash them and dry them using a paper towel. Next, put them in an oven to bake them or in a dehydrator. You need to heat the oven to 1200 C (2500F). Bake them for about 2 hours until the outer skin of the seeds cracks. Throw away the outer skin. Then, cut the seeds into pieces and blend them.
You can roast the powder or use in in its moist form. However, they will last longer if dry.
Use the Powder Like This
There are a number of ways to use this powder. Sprinkle it over your salad, soup, oatmeal, smoothie or juice. Or you can put ½ a teaspoon in a cup of hot water and prepare yourself some tea.
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