Recently, many fruits from around the world have been making headlines because of their natural properties to help fight or prevent many of the diseases or conditions that plague us today. Some of these fruits have been called “miracle fruits” and since hitting the headlines, have risen in price drastically. Although some of these fruits are hard to get because of where they are grown, there is one that you probably already know, but might not be taking full advantage of. The name of this fruit is the avocado.
Many of us are familiar with the incredible properties this fruit has (Yes. It’s a fruit!). Bur many of us ignore all the good stuff that their seeds contain. At first, their seeds don’t look like much. They’re big and we throw them away as soon as we open the fruit. But did you know these seeds have the highest antioxidant levels of most fruits and vegetables? I am not kidding. It turns out that up to 70% of all the antioxidants in avocados are concentrated in the seeds! Avocados contain a great deal of healthy monosaturated fats which support heart health. The seeds, on the other hand, are rich in amino acids which help you prevent heart attacks and strokes. The seeds also help you reduce cholesterol levels, alleviate inflammation, and help with swellings in the gastrointestinal tract.
Eating the seeds also strengthens the immune system. The reason for this is because avocados are rich in flavonol, and this is what prevents common colds and flu. It contains elevated levels of catechins and procyanidins, which are powerful anti-inflammatories. This is why they are great in the treatment of swellings but can also help with joint pain and stiffness. Another very favorable benefit they have is their powerful anti-cancer properties. The peer-reviewed journal Cancer Research published a study. It showed that the avocado seed extract contains a compound known as “Avocatin B.” It prevents acute myeloid leukemia cells.
Besides these already awesome properties, avocado seeds are also great for people who are trying to lose weight. Among other things, avocado seeds can prevent epilepsy, regulate thyroid disorder, aid in the production of collagen, are good for treating diarrhea and fatigue, cure blemishes, and can be used to relax muscles when it is applied topically. If you don’t have any of these conditions, remember that they are also good at preventing tumor growth.
The avocado is a miracle fruit that can do a lot for you, and not only with the fruit, but with the seed as well. Would you like to learn what is the best way of consuming the avocado seeds? Just click on the video for the simple tutorial that will have you enjoying the benefits of the avocado seed in no time!