Avocado seeds contain many health benefits. The avocado consists of polyphenols related to those found in green tea, and avocado seeds contain more antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables.
They also have more soluble fiber, which helps digestion and circulation. In South America, people use avocado seeds to cure dysentery and other GI tract problems. Containing a lot of phenolic compounds, these seeds are able to avoid bacterial and viral diseases, in addition to gastric ulcers.
Consuming this seeds can also prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes. They lower the cholesterol levels and avoid arterial plaque formation, shows a survey published in the journal Plant Foods in Human Nutrition, in March 2012.
The people who conducted the research credited the high level of dietary fiber when cholesterol levels are lowered by appending to cholesterol in the intestinal tract and avoiding absorption.
The antioxidant activity of the avocado seed can put an end to cardiovascular disease by avoiding lipid oxidation, which is a mechanism leading to arterial plaque formation.
A lot of antioxidant phytochemicals, like flavanols or proanthocyanidins can be found in avocado seeds. They save your body from free radicals correlated to aging and disease. A survey conducted in 2003 revealed that the avocado seed has 70% more antioxidants than the fruit itself.
These seeds have natural antibiotic and anti-fungal advantages. A study shows that avocado seeds extracts obstruct a variety of pathogens, such as Candida and the mosquito carrying the tropical disease — yellow fever.
Collect the health contributions of the avocado seeds:
Cut the avocado and take away its pit. Take away the halves of the avocado cleanly. Next, put the top of your knife into the pit, circle and remove delicately, removing from the end of the knife. The avocado can be used on sandwiches or in dips, just don’t forget to save the pit.
Break down the pit into a powder, using a strong blender, since the pit is very firm and it may damage a not-so-strong blender. It should have razor-sharp blades and be fully contained.
You can dry the seeds in a plastic bag. Then you should break them down using a hammer and grind them in a strong food processor. You can also chop and roast them in the oven. Since the avocado seeds are bitter, they would taste better if you added smoothies or juice when you ate them.