Avocados are so popular these days! It’s no wonder. People are learning about the great nutrition and the healthy oils contained in them. Instead of just slicing avocados onto a salad, I thought a dressing would be really creamy and delicious. And it is!
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.
Avocado oil may help prevent cancer. The omega 3 fatty acids as well as the vitamin E protect against oxidative damage to tissues.
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 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.
In this recipe I use olive oil because that blends well with the avocado, but you could use avocado oil as well.
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