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Benefits of Avocado Oil And Its Side Effects

Avocado Oil Nutritional Value of Avocado Oil Health Benefits of Avocado Oil Uses of Avocado Oil Side-Effects & Allergies of Avocado Oil Origin And Cultivation of Avocado Oil
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.

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.

Nutritional facts Per 100 grams

884 Calories
100 g Total Fat

Health Benefits of Avocado Oil

Health Benefits of Avocado Oil
Mentioned below are the best 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.

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PhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care
Pharmacology
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B.Sc (Home Science), Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition
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