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Overview

Benefits of Avocado Oil And Its Side Effects

Avocado oil has many benefits. It has been found to be useful in the reduction of inflammation. This oil has been found to improve skin texture, improve hair growth, improve eyesight and prevent macular degeneration of the eyes. This oil has elements that promote good fat in the body and thereby improve the health of the heart. It is also useful in curing skin diseases, such as itching caused by insect bites. Detoxification of the body takes place with this oil. This oil can be used in salads too. People suffering from painful arthritis, have found avocado oil to be a suitable cure for the same since ages.

Benefits of Avocado Oil And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Avocado Oil
Nutritional Value of Avocado Oil
Health Benefits of Avocado Oil
Contains oleic acid
Contains beta-sitosterol
Contains vitamin E
Prevents bloating
Rich in nutrients
Contains chlorophyll
Helps in Skin Growth
Improves hair growth
Prevents skin problems
Helps in healing of wounds
Improves eye health
Prevents inflammation
Uses of Avocado Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Avocado Oil
Origin And Cultivation of Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is an edible oil that is used as food oil and cooking oil. This oil is made from avocado fruit which is known as ‘Persea Americana’. This oil is used in lubricants and cosmetics. The key benefit of this oil is its moisturizing and regenerating features as compared with other oils. The high smoke point of unrefined and refined oil make it a very good cooking oil and the smoke point of the refined oil depends on the quality of its refinement.

Nutritional Value of Avocado Oil

100 grams of avocado oil contain 680 calories and the fat content in the oil is divided into three factors namely mono saturated, poly saturated and saturated fat. 70% of the oil comprises of mono saturated fat, while 13% is poly saturated fat with 12% being saturated fat. The pufa content in the oil is small and this makes it a better and healthy choice. Carotenoids absorption in the body is increased by using this oil on a regular basis. Levels of multiple antioxidants, such as tocopherol and polyphenol all make the oil a good choice for health. The presence of lutein is an important factor for using this oil as it has been proved by research studies that lutein is beneficial for eyes. The presence of vitamins, such as vitamin A and vitamin E makes this oil beneficial for direct consumption.

Health Benefits of Avocado Oil

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Avocado Oil
Health Benefits of Avocado Oil

Contains oleic acid

Avocado oil comes from the avocado fruit and being natural oil, is a rich source of oleic acid. It is a healthy fat that is known as a mono saturated omega-9 fatty acid. The benefits of oleic acid are that it helps reduce flare-ups that may be caused in the body due to autoimmune deficiency. This oil is also found to inhibit the growth of cancer-causing cells. The cell regeneration is speeded up with oleic acid, and also found beneficial in healing of wound. Microbial infections can be controlled by this acid and is useful for preventing oxidation of the oil. This means that avocado oil will not become rancid and hence be used in high-temperature cooking like stir-fry and sauté. The oil will also not break down and lose its benefits.

Contains beta-sitosterol

Large doses of beta-sitosterol are present in avocado oil. This helps in keeping the heart healthy and it is this good cholesterol which is needed by the body to keep the heart healthy. The conversion of healthy fats will be slowed down and this would benefit the body as a whole. Avocado oil is anti-inflationary and this in turn benefits the arterial walls thus preventing the formation of plaque inside the body. Blood pressure is regulated with the consumption of this oil and would keep the body healthy.

Contains vitamin E

Vitamin E is a vital part of our diet. This vitamin is not supplemented in our daily food. Wheat germ is one food that has an abundance of vitamin E. Avocado oil is another food that has vitamin E in it. This vitamin is essential in keeping the skin oily. This vitamin also helps prevent infertility in men and women. In men, this vitamin prevents the coagulation of sperms. In women, this vitamin helps in the development of the egg. This vitamin also improves the health of the eye, along with memory and mental function of a body. The damage against free radicals is also improved. This vitamin helps in keeping the body clean against the growth of radicals. The digestive tract is kept clean using this oil.

Prevents bloating

People suffer from bloating after eating their food. Some even suffer from heart burns. This condition of indigestion is prevented by using avocado oil in cooking. There would be improved energy levels in the body after using this oil, and this would bring health benefits also. The chances of diseases occurring due to poor indigestion are low.

Rich in nutrients

Avocado oil is full of nutrients and this means that the body uses these nutrients to keep our body healthy by converting fats. This oil is therefore used in salad dressings, and has been found beneficial for the body.

Contains chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is present in abundance in the form of magnesium which is present in avocado oil. This helps in detoxifying the body. The liver and kidney are loaded with heavy metals such as lead and mercury that enter the body through environmental pollution. For such a situation, avocado oil helps in removing these toxic elements from the body and keeping the body clean.

Helps in Skin Growth

The growth of new skin is facilitated by the use of avocado oil as it is rich in potassium and lecithin in abundance when compared to other oils.

Improves hair growth

Hair growth is improved to a higher level when avocado oil is used on the scalp. This oil can be applied alone to the scalp or be mixed with other oils and applied on the scalp.

Prevents skin problems

Many skin diseases such as inflammation and itching can be reduced by regular use of avocado oil. This oil is useful in the treatment of dandruff too. Applying this oil can heal cracked heels and insect burns. Also, eczema is healed using this oil. Psoriasis and sunburns are brought under control when this oil is applied on the infected area. This oil is thick, and won’t soak as fast as other oils. This oil is highly beneficial for skin diseases like eczema.

Helps in healing of wounds

Healing of wounds occurs faster with regular use of avocado oil. The skin knits faster when applied on bug bites or other insect bites.

Improves eye health

Avocado oil is beneficial for the eyes it is high in lutein content. The common age-related problems such as cataract and other muscular degeneration can be brought under control when this oil is used. This lutein is not produced by the body and should be supplied to the body by following a proper diet. Avocado oil is used extensively to remove black marks under the eyes.

Prevents inflammation

The painful inflammation that occurs in joints (known as arthritis), can be kept under control by regular use of avocado oil. This is beneficial for reducing the stiffness that occurs in the joints. The property of reducing painful inflammation also benefits in the prevention of gum diseases, such as bleeding and reddening of gums etc.

Uses of Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is used extensively in making skin ointments. This is because, it penetrates the skin easily, has a high absorption rate. Its thickness also suits the treatment of skin diseases, such as skin eczema. Avocado oil can be used as an eye skin cream to remove dark circles under the eyes. Avocado oil is used as hair oil - as standalone oil or when mixed with other oils too.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Avocado Oil

For some people, avocado oil has been found to cause allergies to the skin, and there is itching that has been caused on the skin. In some cases, people have developed red rashness on many parts of their skin. People who are prone to hypersensitivity and women who are pregnant are advised to avoid avocado. Some people develop fever and gastrointestinal disorder due to intake of avocado. Latex sensitive people are also advised to not use avocado oil.

Origin And Cultivation of Avocado Oil

For some people, avocado oil has been found to cause allergies to the skin, and there is itching that has been caused on the skin. In some cases, people have developed red rashness on many parts of their skin. People who are prone to hypersensitivity and women who are pregnant are advised to avoid avocado. Some people develop fever and gastrointestinal disorder due to intake of avocado. Latex sensitive people are also advised to not use avocado oil.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi doctor. I am arvind n m 20 years old clg student n my body weight is around 40 kgs. Will ENDURA MASS will helps me to gain weight instantly or should I take other food supplements or pills please suggest. Thank you.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Trichy
Gaining weight instantly using Supplements is not a good idea. Here you can know about some ideas for healthy weight gain. 1. To follow a balanced diet and try not to skip a meal. 2.Try to eat slowly and better to have frequent meals rather than large bulk meals. 3.If you are underweight, then you want to gain a balanced amount of muscle mass and subcutaneous fat, not a bunch of unhealthy belly fat. 4.Eat More Calories Than Your Body Burns 5.Eat Lots of Protein 6.Eat Lots of Carbs and Fat, and Eat at Least 3 Times Per Day 7.Eat a Lot of Energy-Dense Foods and use Sauces, Spices and Condiments Here are some energy-dense foods that are perfect for gaining weight: Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, etc. Dried fruit: Raisins, dates, prunes and others. High-fat dairy: Whole milk, full-fat yogurt, cheese, cream. Fats and Oils: Extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil. Grains: Whole grains like oats and brown rice. Meat: Chicken, beef, pork, lamb, etc. Choose fattier cuts. Tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams. Dark chocolate, avocados, peanut butter, coconut milk, granola, trail mixes. Many of these foods are very filling, and sometimes you may need to force yourself to keep eating even if you feel full. It may be a good idea not to eat a ton of vegetables if gaining weight is a priority for you. It simply leaves less room for energy-dense foods. You can contact me online for further queries.

My hair is thin. Dull with bad strips. And specially I have hair fall problem too. Plzz suggests me a good shampoo. And I am also using avocado oil. I try this oil only once, I mix avocado oil in musted oil. Is this good or not. I am also used onion juice in my hair. But my I think they small in quantity. Please help if you understand my problem.

Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi. First of all don't change shampoo frequently. Wash hairs twice a week with mild shampoo or baby shampoo. *Do conditioning after doing hair wash. *Apply coconut oil with 2 spoon castor oil. Or use almond oil. *Eat piece of coconut daily. *If it is still as it is U can consult Homoeopathic doctor for further management.
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How to increase a weight, I am 21 years old My height is 6 feet My weight is 53 kgs I want to increase minimum 10 to 15 kgs Please help me what I have to do daily Thanking you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
The most important thing you can do to gain weight is to eat more calories than your body needs. You need to eat more calories than your body burns in order to gain weight. Aim for 300-500 calories per day above your maintenance level, or 700-1000 calories if you want to gain weight fast. Eat Lots of Protein Muscle is made of protein, and without it most of those extra calories may end up as body fat. If youâ?re trying to gain weight, aim for 1. 5 â? 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. You can even go above that if your calorie intake is very high. High-protein foods include meats, fish, eggs, many dairy products, legumes, nuts and others. Protein supplements like whey protein can also be useful if you struggle to get enough protein in your diet. Eat Lots of Carbs and Fat, and Eat at Least 3 Times Per Day Eat a Lot of Energy-Dense Foods and use Sauces, Spices and Condiments Here are some energy-dense foods that are perfect for gaining weight: Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, etc. Dried fruit: Raisins, dates, prunes and others. High-fat dairy: Whole milk, full-fat yogurt, cheese, cream. Fats and Oils: Extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil. Grains: Whole grains like oats and brown rice. Meat: Chicken, beef, pork, lamb, etc. Choose fattier cuts. Tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams. Dark chocolate, avocados, peanut butter, coconut milk, granola, trail mixes.
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I want to to improve my body for personality. My current weight is 60 kg. I want to reach at least 75. And some fatty. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
The most important thing you can do to gain weight is to eat more calories than your body needs. You need to eat more calories than your body burns in order to gain weight. Aim for 300-500 calories per day above your maintenance level, or 700-1000 calories if you want to gain weight fast. Eat Lots of Protein Muscle is made of protein, and without it most of those extra calories may end up as body fat. If youâ?re trying to gain weight, aim for 1. 5 â? 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. You can even go above that if your calorie intake is very high. High-protein foods include meats, fish, eggs, many dairy products, legumes, nuts and others. Protein supplements like whey protein can also be useful if you struggle to get enough protein in your diet. Eat Lots of Carbs and Fat, and Eat at Least 3 Times Per Day Eat a Lot of Energy-Dense Foods and use Sauces, Spices and Condiments Here are some energy-dense foods that are perfect for gaining weight: Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, etc. Dried fruit: Raisins, dates, prunes and others. High-fat dairy: Whole milk, full-fat yogurt, cheese, cream. Fats and Oils: Extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil. Grains: Whole grains like oats and brown rice. Meat: Chicken, beef, pork, lamb, etc. Choose fattier cuts. Tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams. Dark chocolate, avocados, peanut butter, coconut milk, granola, trail mixes. Many of these foods are very filling, and sometimes you may need to force yourself to keep eating even if you feel full.

I am 20 year old girl my height is 150 cm and weight is 35 Kg I want to increase height and weight .please suggest me can I go for Human growth hormone therapy? To which doctors I should contact for Human growth hormone therapy?

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
The most important thing you can do to gain weight is to eat more calories than your body needs. You need to eat more calories than your body burns in order to gain weight. Aim for 300-500 calories per day above your maintenance level, or 700-1000 calories if you want to gain weight fast. Eat Lots of Protein Muscle is made of protein, and without it most of those extra calories may end up as body fat. If youâ?re trying to gain weight, aim for 1. 5 â? 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. You can even go above that if your calorie intake is very high. High-protein foods include meats, fish, eggs, many dairy products, legumes, nuts and others. Protein supplements like whey protein can also be useful if you struggle to get enough protein in your diet. Eat Lots of Carbs and Fat, and Eat at Least 3 Times Per Day Eat a Lot of Energy-Dense Foods and use Sauces, Spices and Condiments Here are some energy-dense foods that are perfect for gaining weight: Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, etc. Dried fruit: Raisins, dates, prunes and others. High-fat dairy: Whole milk, full-fat yogurt, cheese, cream. Fats and Oils: Extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil. Grains: Whole grains like oats and brown rice. Meat: Chicken, beef, pork, lamb, etc. Choose fattier cuts. Tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams. Dark chocolate, avocados, peanut butter, coconut milk, granola, trail mixes. Many of these foods are very filling, and sometimes you may need to force yourself to keep eating even if you feel full.
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Popular Health Tips

7 Foods That Help Lower Bad Cholesterol Level!

MBBS, MACP
General Physician, Kolkata
7 Foods That Help Lower Bad Cholesterol Level!

Cholesterol is generally regarded as something bad for the health. As a part of diet, everyone tries to avoid anything that has cholesterol in it. What needs to be understood is that not all cholesterol is bad. There is also good cholesterol, which is actually very essential for body functions. This is required for the production of essential hormones. Inadequate amounts of good cholesterol can lead to problems ranging from simple hormonal imbalances to severe issues like infertility.

The following are some food items, which contain sufficient amounts of good cholesterol and should find a place in your plate. They are essential for various body functions including hormone formation.

  1. Avocado oil: Most oil is considered bad, but avocado oil contains about 70% of good cholesterol and should be used for its heart-healthy benefits. Being a great antioxidant, it protects the heart by reducing inflammation and by improving blood pressure. Eating whole avocado is also beneficial for the heart and the body as a whole.

  2. Buckwheat: This whole grain is rich in many vitamins, quite a few minerals, and is a good provider of dietary fiber. It is also gluten-free and is rich in antioxidants, making it extremely cardio-friendly.

  3. Soy: Too much saturated fat in the diet cannot be digested and the liver converts these and stores it, which adds to obesity. Soy which is a good replacement for animal fat and even dairy products can help improve cholesterol levels and prevent fat accumulation.

  4. Salmon: This is one of the most heart-friendly food items, which is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and good cholesterol. It lowers triglyceride levels and provides a good amount of protein for the body.

  5. Spinach: The cholesterol which settles against the blood vessels is washed off by consuming spinach – in regular quantities at regular intervals. It is also the richest source of lutein, which is known as guardian against aging diseases including hypertension.

  6. Go the nutty way: While most would consider nuts as rich in oils, truth is they are loaded with good cholesterol. Therefore, whether it is almonds or pecans, ground nuts or walnuts, nuts are great for the heart. They are also rich in minerals including calcium, copper, magnesium, and potassium and contain various vitamins. So about a teaspoon of chopped nuts should be on your plate on any given day.

  7. Dark chocolate: Again, like nuts, most of us tend to avoid chocolate, but these restrictions are only for the white ones with sugar. The dark one is extremely healthy for the heart with loaded antioxidants, which prevents clogging of arteries. It is also rich in flavonoids, which are useful in controlling blood pressure and other heart diseases.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Healthy Foods - How They Can Keep Your Heart Health In Check?

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Healthy Foods - How They Can Keep Your Heart Health In Check?

Cholesterol is generally regarded as something bad for the health. As a part of diet, everyone tries to avoid anything that has cholesterol in it. What needs to be understood is that not all cholesterol is bad. There is also good cholesterol, which is actually very essential for body functions. This is required for the production of essential hormones. Inadequate amounts of good cholesterol can lead to problems ranging from simple hormonal imbalances to severe issues like infertility.

The following are some food items, which contain sufficient amounts of good cholesterol and should find a place in your plate. They are essential for various body functions including hormone formation.

  1. Avocado oil: Most oil is considered bad, but avocado oil contains about 70% of good cholesterol and should be used for its heart-healthy benefits. Being a great antioxidant, it protects the heart by reducing inflammation and by improving blood pressure. Eating whole avocado is also beneficial for the heart and the body as a whole.

  2. Buckwheat: This whole grain is rich in many vitamins, quite a few minerals, and is a good provider of dietary fiber. It is also gluten-free and is rich in antioxidants, making it extremely cardio-friendly.

  3. Soy: Too much saturated fat in the diet cannot be digested and the liver converts these and stores it, which adds to obesity. Soy which is a good replacement for animal fat and even dairy products can help improve cholesterol levels and prevent fat accumulation.

  4. Salmon: This is one of the most heart-friendly food items, which is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and good cholesterol. It lowers triglyceride levels and provides a good amount of protein for the body.

  5. Spinach: The cholesterol which settles against the blood vessels is washed off by consuming spinach – in regular quantities at regular intervals. It is also the richest source of lutein, which is known as guardian against aging diseases including hypertension.

  6. Go the nutty way: While most would consider nuts as rich in oils, truth is they are loaded with good cholesterol. Therefore, whether it is almonds or pecans, ground nuts or walnuts, nuts are great for the heart. They are also rich in minerals including calcium, copper, magnesium, and potassium and contain various vitamins. So about a teaspoon of chopped nuts should be on your plate on any given day.

  7. Dark chocolate: Again, like nuts, most of us tend to avoid chocolate, but these restrictions are only for the white ones with sugar. The dark one is extremely healthy for the heart with loaded antioxidants, which prevents clogging of arteries. It is also rich in flavonoids, which are useful in controlling blood pressure and other heart diseases. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.
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Psoriasis - How Changes In Diet Can Help Treat It?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Dermatology
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Psoriasis - How Changes In Diet Can Help Treat It?

Psoriasis can be defined as a skin condition which is caused due to auto-immune disorders within the body. This is a condition where the skin on the body develops raised and dry areas which are reddish in colour while also being bordered by silvery scales. 

Treatment of psoriasis in Ayurveda
Ayurveda has a different slant to conventional medicine with regards to the treatment of psoriasis. According to ayurveda, it is the impurities in the blood which cause the immune system to react adversely and cause this condition. Ayurveda concentrates on treating the underlying problems through the combination of changes in diet, home remedies and certain medications to treat this disorder. Some of them are mentioned below:

Changes in diet which will help purify the symptoms - Some advice that is usually given to patients to clean up their diet and include certain other items are as follows:

  1. Avoid spicy food and try to eat food which can be easily broken down within the digestive system
  2. Inclusion of more fruits and fruit juices in your diet
  3. Also include vegetables and also have a mix of boiled vegetables daily.
  4. It is better to avoid animal products such as animal fats, eggs, canned and processed foods from your diet.
  5. Regular consumption of butter milk and curd are known to be very good in blood purification and thus should be consumed in large quantities. 

Some ayurvedic tips and ingredients which can help treat psoriasis 

  1. Use avocado oil to rub on the affected areas as it is known to be an effective treatment when applied long term.
  2. Ensure that the skin is always moisturized by applying a soft, cream or gel.
  3. Periodic baths in sea water if possible is also good for lessening the symptoms of psoriasis.
  4. Aloe vera cream applied specifically on the patches is known to also lessen them overtime.

Few other tips to follow

  1. Get into deep breathing and meditation to ensure that your body and mind are relaxed as this is very important during the healing process
  2. Expose the affected areas of your skin to mild sunlight for about half an hour daily as it is known to improve symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.
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Psoriasis - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

BAMS, PG Dip (Medical Education), (FAGE) Fellow of Academy of General Education, MBA (Healthcare)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Psoriasis - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

Psoriasis can be defined as a skin condition, which is caused due to autoimmune disorders within the body. This is a condition where the skin on the body develops raised and dry areas which are reddish in colour while also being bordered by silvery scales. 

Treatment of psoriasis in Ayurveda: Ayurveda has a different slant to conventional medicine with regards to the treatment of psoriasis. According to Ayurveda, it is the impurities in the blood, which cause the immune system to react adversely and cause this condition. Ayurveda concentrates on treating the underlying problems through the combination of changes in diet, home remedies and certain medications to treat this disorder. Some of them are mentioned below:

Changes in diet which will help purify the symptoms
Some advice that is usually given to patients to clean up their diet and include certain other items are as follows:

  1. Avoid spicy food and try to eat food, which can be easily broken down within the digestive system
  2. Inclusion of more fruits and fruit juices in your diet
  3. Also include vegetables and also have a mix of boiled vegetables daily.
  4. It is better to avoid animal products such as animal fats, eggs, canned and processed foods from your diet.
  5. Regular consumption of butter milk and curd are known to be very good in blood purification and thus should be consumed in large quantities. 

Some Ayurvedic tips and ingredients, which can help treat psoriasis

Other tips that can be implemented as skin applications to treat psoriasis are as follows: 

  1. Use avocado oil to rub on the affected areas as it is known to be an effective treatment when applied long term.
  2. Ensure that the skin is always moisturized by applying a soft, cream or gel.
  3. Periodic baths in sea water if possible is also good for lessening the symptoms of psoriasis.
  4. Aloe vera cream applied specifically on the patches is known to also lessen them overtime.

Few other tips to follow:

  1. Get into deep breathing and meditation to ensure that your body and mind are relaxed as this is very important during the healing process
  2. Expose the affected areas of your skin to mild sunlight for about half an hour daily as it is known to improve symptoms.
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Ketogenic Diet - How Does It Work?

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Ketogenic Diet - How Does It Work?

If you are on a mission to lose weight, the ketogenic diet or the keto diet is what most nutritionist will recommend. It is a diet that is low in carbohydrates. The idea behind this diet is to deprive the body of carbohydrates so that it produces ketones. The body enters a metabolic pathway, whereby fats stored in the liver are broken down to produce ketone bodies. This process of ketone synthesis is known as Ketogenesis. Thus, in the absence of carbohydrates, the body's energy requirements are met using the ketone bodies, a state referred to as Ketosis.

A person on a ketogenic diet should consume more of;

  • Vegetables: Spinach, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, lettuce. Include green leafy and above the ground vegetables as they are low in carbohydrates.
  • Fruits and berries: Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, kiwi, avocados. Consume raspberries and blackberries in limited quantity.
  • Walnuts, sunflower seeds, macadamia.
  • Coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, macadamia oil.
  • Fatty fish, coconut butter, cocoa butter, egg yolk, hard cheese (Cheddar, Feta, Parmesan), soft cheese (Mozzarella, Colby, Monterey Jack).
  • Vegetable oil, if used, should be cold compressed.
  • Include more of saturated and monounsaturated fats into the diet. 

On a ketogenic diet, one should avoid;

  • Fruits: Apples, oranges, bananas, mangoes.
  • Vegetables: Potatoes, tomato, eggplants, mushrooms, yams.
  • Blueberries.
  • Honey, maple syrup.
  • Cereals, wheat, corn, rice.
  • Avoid processed polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and trans fats.

One needs to drink water at regular intervals of time. Physical activities like exercise, jogging, morning walks are a must.

The ketogenic diet should be low in carbohydrates, moderate in proteins and contain high amounts of fats.

Benefits of a Ketogenic diet:

Low in carbohydrates, the ketogenic diet takes care of many ailments and medical conditions.

Weight management: The diet is a blessing for those who are struggling to get rid of the stubborn fats. Deprived of carbohydrates, particularly blood glucose, the fats (in the liver), are broken down to provide the body with ketones (an alternate source of fuel) so that the body can function normally. In doing so, it helps the body get rid of the unwanted fats.

  1. The diet helps to maintain the insulin level.
  2. A diet low in carbohydrates plays a pivotal role in controlling the blood sugar level.
  3. The high-fat ketogenic diet helps to minimize the hunger pangs and food cravings, without compromising on the energy quotient.
  4. A ketogenic diet goes a long way to treat epilepsy successfully.
  5. In addition to being a fat burning fuel, ketones are also brain fuels. Thus, the diet helps to improve concentration and mental focus.
  6. Carbohydrates can spell doom for your skin. A high-fat (ketone) diet reverses the damage, reducing the instances of acne, skin rashes, lesions and other skin problems drastically.
  7. A keto diet brings about a significant increase in the Good Cholesterol or HDL level while lowering the concentration of LDL in the body.

The ketogenic diet is a blessing, but only when recommended by your physician (nutritionist or a dietician).

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Table of Content

Avocado Oil
Nutritional Value of Avocado Oil
Health Benefits of Avocado Oil
Contains oleic acid
Contains beta-sitosterol
Contains vitamin E
Prevents bloating
Rich in nutrients
Contains chlorophyll
Helps in Skin Growth
Improves hair growth
Prevents skin problems
Helps in healing of wounds
Improves eye health
Prevents inflammation
Uses of Avocado Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Avocado Oil
Origin And Cultivation of Avocado Oil