Along with avocados, avocado oil is getting very popular. As it should, because avocados are packed with good fats and nutrients! I’ve teamed up with Avocare, a fantastic company that makes cold pressed, unrefined avocado oil in its pure state and also naturally flavored with fresh herbs. Wait till you taste it!
Health Benefits of Avocado Oil
Heart Healthy Monounsaturated Fat
Avocado oil is high in monounsaturated fats which has been shown to be heart healthy.
Avocado oil has a good omega 3 to 6 ratio. These essential fatty acids, along with the vitamin E content in the oil, protects against free radical damage to the blood vessels.These nutrients also makes your vessel wall stronger and more flexible so that they respond better to sudden changes of blood pressure. Researchers have recently found that avocado oil protects against free radical damage.
Great for Skin and Hair
Avocado oil has been used to improve skin and hair both by ingestion and by typical use. Studies have shown that both intake and topical application of avocado oil can reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A and D can promote collage production and binding–the intake or application of which can effectively slow down your skin’s aging process.
Avocado oil is also used as a moisturizer for skin and hair. It is a good source of lecithin that is not genetically modified. Lecithin has been used to protect hair follicles from lose of moisture. It is also a good source of sterolin which is used in hair and skin care products as a moisturizer.
Avocado Oil for Cooking
While it is better to use saturated animal fats for cooking, occasional use of avocado oil is fine. Avocado oil has a smoke point of 500º F. As long as you cook a little under this smoke point, the oil should be good.
Avocado Oil for Use in Salads and Sauces
Avocado oil is perfect for use in salad dressings because it has a light nutty flavor that blends well with vinegars and spices.
I love to use it in mayonnaise because of the light flavor. I do not like the flavor of olive oil mayonnaise — it is way to heavy for me.
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In this study published in the Journal of Nutrition, the researchers found that the carotenoids found in vegetables were much better absorbed in the presence of avocados. They felt that it was due to the fat content of the avocado that enabled better nutrient absorption.
Using avocado oil on your salad will be a great benefit for absorption of all the nutrients in the raw vegetables.
All that said are you ready to try some fantastic unrefined, cold pressed avocado oil?
AVOCARE’s Extra Virgin Avocado Oil Flight Experience
You can’t beat the flavor of AVOCARE Extra Virgin Avocado Oil. With its rich and buttery, yet still subtle flavor, it can be used in a broad range of cooking applications, from high-temperature to a finishing oil or anything in between.
This experience is designed for you to get you acquainted with AVOCARE’s Extra Virgin Avocado Oil. You’ll receive a box of AVOCARE’s signature flavors — Natural, Garlic, Basil and Chipotle — along with some sea salt, fresh black pepper and tasting crackers. We encourage you to record your flight experience on our provided note taker. Have a nice flight!
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