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Tuesday 30 May 2023

Health benefits of Avocado Seeds


Have you been throwing away you avocado seeds,  if yes then reconsider it.  Your delicious creamy avocado is not loaded with nutrients on the skin but the seed also.  Your avocado seeds can help your health in many ways as well?

Dr. Paul Spagnuolo, who spearheaded the research project, has applied for a patent in the hopes of using avocatin B in a forthcoming cancer-fighting drug that could change the face of AML treatment forever, if effective in vivo.

Other Surprising Health Benefits of Avocado Seeds

That it is high in properties that combats some deadly  forms  of cancer is impressive enough, but did you know that avocado seeds can help your health in other ways too?

Antioxidant properties

The antioxidants contained within the avocado seed can help lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure, keep diabetes at bay, and boost the body’s natural immune response.
A  by the National University of Singapore published in Food Chemistry on December 2004 concluded that avocado seed has an even greater level of antioxidant activity than the more commonly eaten parts of the fruit, and the seeds may contain more than 70% of the antioxidants found in the entire fruit.

Anti-inflammatory properties

The antioxidants in avocado pits can help reduce inflammation, which can help to heal joint pain and keep other inflammatory conditions in check.
A research done by Pennsylvania State University and published in Current Pharmaceutical Design on 2013 the phenolic antioxidant compounds in the seeds may lower high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and reduce inflammatory conditions. The research also found that the seeds have insecticidal, fungicidal, and anti-microbial properties.  Anti inflammatory properties gives it the ability to reduce inflammations and improve immunity.

High fiber content

Avocado seed has a very high content of soluble fiber which is important for digestive health as well as to heart disease patients as it helps lower cholesterol levels. High fiber diet is one of the best way to prevent constipation

High potassium level

Avocado seed is very high in potassium which has a great importance for our body (read more about this mineral in my article about  do The level of potassium declines as the fruit matures and is higher when the avocado is not yet ripe.  Persons managing high blood pressure will benefit by including avocado seeds I moderation in their diet

Avocados Tea

I have observed individuals with high blood oressure as they make tea or add the dried ground seed powder to their cereals and do testify that their blood pressure is controlled in doing this.  

It is important to ensure you dry the seeds at home and grind it yourself so as to ensure that it is free from other additives or contaminants.

Ref:  Healthy and Natural World 


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