• Andrea McMurtry

Love Avocados? Keep those Pits! 10 Great Reasons Why You Should Not Throw Them Away

Updated: Nov 30, 2017

While avocados are a delicious and great way to add healthy fats and nearly 20 vitamins and minerals to you diet, did you know that the seed is even more nutritious than this super food’s green flesh?

Here are 10 Good Reason Why You Should Start To Eat Avocado Seed

  1. Antioxidant Powerhouse

70% of the antioxidants are found in the  seed. These antioxidants have the power to neutralize free radicals, which are linked to many diseases and obesity. Avocado seed contains polyphenols similar to the ones found in green tea.

  1. Packed With Soluble Fibers

The seed is packed with soluble fibers. Actually it contains more soluble fibers than most other foods on our planet.

  1. Soothe Digestive Issues

Avocado seed has been used for ages in South-America to treat dysentery and GI tract issues. It reduces inflammation, prevents gastric ulcers, and relieves constipation. It is great for diarrhea as well and can help prevent bacterial and viral diseases.

  1. Cancer Fighting Properties

The seeds contain flavonol, a powerful antioxidant that helps to prevent or reduce tumor growth.

  1. Good For Your Heart

Its high levels of dietary fiber lowers cholesterol. It actually binds cholesterol before it has the chance to be absorbed in our blood. Antioxidant activity of avocado seed might also help prevent cardiovascular issues such as the formation of plaque which can lead to strokes and heart attacks.

  1. Strengthen Immune System

The seed can help you through flu and cold season by strengthening your immune system and keeping free radicals at bay.

  1. Lowers Blood Glucose And Maintain Weight

Avocado seed extract helps to lower blood glucose and maintain a healthy weight. it helps curb the appetite and gives  a full feeling over a longer period of time.

  1. Slow Down Aging

Thanks to its antioxidants, avocado seed may slow down the aging process and the formation of wrinkles. It has the ability to rebuild collagen to keep your skin firm and youthful.

How To Use Avocado Seed

Avocado seed can be used in smoothies, sauces, or dressings, but keep in mind that they are slightly bitter to the taste. So add enough sweet countering ingredients (like sweet fruits or raw honey) to cover up the bitterness.

The best way to use avocado seed: grind into a powder and add to sauces, dressings, or smoothies. To avoid ruining your blender or food processor, especially if it’s not a high speed blender or powerful food processor, dry seed and add it to a plastic bag and crush with a hammer first.

So next time you eat an avocado think twice before tossing its seed away.

Reference: Body in Balance.org


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