The avocado is a super-healthy green fruit, native to South Central Mexico. It is packed with vitamins and phytonutrients, beneficial for your entire body. But, there is one fact that you did not know about this incredible fruit: Its seeds are highly nutritious – in fact, an avocado seed has more antioxidants than the fruit.
So, the next time you eat avocados, try not to throw the seeds because they can provide a number of benefits and improve your overall health!
The Seed of Health
Most people are not familiar with the fact that avocado seeds have more antioxidants than most vegetables and fruits. They contain more soluble fiber than any other food on the planet!
Avocado seeds can provide numerous benefits. They can lower high cholesterol and prevent stroke and heart disease. Eating avocado seeds is a great way to reduce inflammatory diseases and to ease swelling in the gastrointestinal tract. Moreover, they can relieve diarrhea and constipation effectively and naturally.
Avocado seeds contain phenolic compounds, antioxidants which can soothe gastric ulcers. They contain powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties and can prevent ulcers.
Benefits of Avocado Seeds
- Kills Cancer Cells
The avocado seeds contain 70% of the antioxidants found in the entire fruit. They contain flavonol, a powerful antioxidant that has the ability to prevent and reduce tumor growth. According to a study published in Pharmaceutical Biology, avocado extract caused leukemia cells to self-destruct. There was another study published in Cancer Research, which proved that a compound found in avocado seed extract known as avocatin B, is extremely effective against myeloid leukemia cells.
- Strengthens The Immune System
Avocado seeds contain catechins and procyanidins known for their powerful anti-inflammatory properties. They can reduce swelling, joint pain and stiffness, swelling, and prevent many diseases. Avocado can boost the immune system and prevent cold and flu due to its active compound flavonol.
- Heals Digestive Issues
For many years, avocado seeds have been used in South America for treating gastrointestinal tract issues, including diarrhea, constipation, and gastric ulcers. These seeds contain more soluble fibers than any other food on the planet!
- Protects Heart Health
Avocados are abundant with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Due to their rich content of amino acid and dietary fiber, the seeds can lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular problems such as formation of plaque, which can cause stroke and heart attack.
- Live Longer, Feel Better
Avocado seeds contain compounds which can reduce bone disease, joint discomfort, and pains. Antioxidants have the ability to neutralize free radicals, the main cause of illness and premature aging. Avocado seeds can synthesize collagen, thus slowing down the aging process. They can lower blood glucose levels and help you maintain a healthy weight.
How to prepare your avocado seeds
So now, probably you are asking yourself how you can obtain the benefits of this amazing seeds.
Watch the video and find out more!
Wash the seeds. Dry them with a paper towel and put them in a dehydrator or oven to bake it. You should heat the oven to 250oF (120oC) and bake the seeds for 2 hours, until the outer skin of the seed cracks. Eliminate the outer skin and use a knife to cut the seeds into smaller pieces. You should put them into a blender and blend them into powder form.
How to use your avocado seeds powder
You can sprinkle the powder into your smoothies, oatmeals, salads, soups, and juices. You can also put half a teaspoon of the powder into a cup, pour hot water, and make a tea infusion. Let it steep for 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Sources: Healthy Food House ; Natural Cures and Home Remedies