Avocado oil benefits your health in 3 main ways — because of its superior fatty acid profile, high in monounsaturated fats; through its phytosterols, particularly the good levels of beta-sitosterol; and with its strong antioxidant content.
Ahead is a look at these 3 main health benefits of avocado oil and how it affects your body when you use it regularly, particularly as a replacement for harmful polyunsaturated cooking oils.
1. Fatty Acid Profile
Avocado oil has a fatty acid profile weighted heavily towards monounsaturated fats. Typically, testing shows approximately 76% of the fat in avocado oil is monounsaturated, in the form of oleic and palmitoleic fatty acids.
The remainder is around 12% linoleic and alpha linolenic acids fatty acids (polyunsaturated and omega-3) and 12% palmitic and stearic saturated fats. Research studies suggest that monounsaturated fats are some of the healthiest to have in our diet.
These benefits of pumpkin seeds also include high levels of nutrition and the end of this article has the best Styrian and USA grown, raw and organic pumpkin seeds I’ve found if you’d like to start including them in your diet.
Pumpkin Seeds for Hair Loss
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an important male hormone but excessive amounts circulating in the body can cause problems, particularly later in life for men. High levels of DHT are implicated in both hair loss, resulting in male pattern baldness, and an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The effects of peppermint tea are generally lighter and gentler than peppermint oil capsules. The tea is very refreshing, doesn’t need to be sweetened and has a real ‘pick me up’ effect whenever you drink it.
More importantly, peppermint tea can be very beneficial for your digestive system and help alleviate problems like bloating, stomach gas and flatulence.
While there are many health benefits from eating parsley regularly, pregnant women, people taking blood thinning medications, and those suffering from kidney or gallbladder diseases are not advised to have large amounts of parsley in their diet. Here’s why.
Parsley Pregnancy Concerns
Amongst its many other properties, parsley is considered a emmenagogue in herbal medicine, meaning it can stimulate the uterus and potentially lead to uterine contractions.
Carrots are a very healthy food but they have a big problem if they are conventionally grown carrots and not organic. This page explains why organic carrots are the best kind of carrots if you value your health.
The very same reason that makes carrots so nutritious – their ability to absorb up so many nutrients from the soil – is also the reason why they are so good at absorbing up pesticides and even heavy metals from the ground they’re in.
A farmer who was a friend of the family once told me that when they are having trouble growing vegetables in a field, they put carrots in for a season and they’ll absorb up all the ‘crap’ from the ground so other vegetables can grow again.
He said these carrots went for stock feed, but I doubt that’s always the case. Ever since then I’ve always bought organic carrots.
I also choose organic supplements wherever possible too. My latest favorite is this Organifi Gold powder, with 9 superfoods for stress relief, inflammation reduction and better sleep.
There are many benefits in drinking carrot juice regularly. This page will explain how you can use carrot juice to improve both your skin and eye health.
Vitamin A Skin Benefits
While a good basic moisturizer is important, it’s the nutrition you provide internally, through your diet, that make the biggest difference to your skin tone.
Even a mild vitamin A deficiency can cause dry, rough skin, blemishes and poor wound healing. Low vitamin A intake has also been associated with many skin problems, including acne, rashes, eczema and psoriasis.
Vitamin A is involved in tissue growth throughout the body and helps promote healthy skin renewal. Carrots are rich in both pro-vitamin A beta-carotene and alpha-carotene and are an excellent vegetarian source of this important nutrient.
Vitamin A has many benefits and it plays a part in keeping you alive and functioning each day. Healthy skin and eyes, strong immunity and a whole range of important processes within your body rely on vitamin A.
Ahead is how getting the right amount of vitamin A can improve your skin, protect your eyes, boost your immunity, maintain cellular integrity and protect you from both internal and external infections.