Eat Your Pits!! ~ Avocado, That is

Published November 13, 2014 by FunkyWolfCafe

The Benefits of Avocado Seeds

By Dr Paul HaiderHealth-benefits-of-avocado-seeds

Everyone knows about Avocados… but did you know that Avocado Seeds are full of great health benefits?

Avocado Seeds have more antioxidants than most fruits and veggies on the market and polyphenols like green tea, plus they are full of more soluble fiber than just about any other food. — Wow!

In fact Avocado Seed has 70% of the antioxidants found in the whole Avocado, and Avocado Seed Oil is also full of antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, and helps fight off disease. And studies show that Avocado Seed has more soluble fiber than oatmeal and just about any other food. Avocado Seed helps to prevent cardiovascular disease, lower cholesterol, and prevent strokes.

Avocado Seed are great for inflammation of the GI tract and diarrhea too! In fact in South America Avocado Seeds are used for dysentery and other GI tract problems. Avocado Seeds has lots of phenolic compounds that help to prevent gastric ulcers, and prevent bacterial and viral diseases.

Avocado Seed contains a flavonol that prevents tumor growth… in fact studies with rats with cancer given Avocado Seed powder looks promising.

Avocado Seeds boost your immune system and keep you from coming down with debilitating diseases. Keeping your immune system high, because antioxidants keep free radicals at bay… and slows the aging process. Avocado Seeds seems to have a good anti-inflammatory ability and thus helps with arthritis and other joint diseases.

Avocado Seed Oil has been shown in studies to increase collagen in your skin thus helping to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle free. Avocado Seed Oil will make your hair shinny and help get rid of dry dead skin.

Mother Nature Network

I have several avocado pits drying on my windowsill right now. I made a big batch of guacamole last weekend, and decided to research if the pits had any uses. I found several ways the seeds from this fruit can be used. I’m drying them for use in #4 below, but I thought I’d share all of the ideas I found while I was researching.
1.     Natural dye — Use both the skins and the pit to create a natural pink-hued dye for fabric. You’d think it would turn out green, but no, it turns out pink.
2.     Keep your guacamole from going brown by putting an avocado pit in the dip. (This is a debatable practice. Some people swear it works. Others say it does nothing.)
3.     Dry the pits, grind them up, and put them in a homemade facemask as an exfoliant.
4.     Eat it. You can grind up avocado pits in a smoothie. It contains several nutrients including calcium, magnesium and potassium.
5.     Make avocado pit tea.
6.     Grate the pit and use it in a mole sauce.
7.     Grow an avocado plant from it.

Funky Wolf Cafe

Place an avocado pit in a bag, grab a hammer, and smash the hell out of it before placing in blender.  Enjoy!!!

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