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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
Nutritional facts Per 100 grams
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.

Nutritional facts Per 100 grams

884 Calories
100 g Total Fat

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

I am a fat guy. I usually don't eat much but it's not getting low. I have been going to gym and exercising daily. Suggest me a diet plan for losing weight.

Msc - Clinical Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi lybrate-user, Your diet plan generally shd comprise of carbs not more than 50perc and fat not more than 25perc and protein around 25perc of your total energy intake. Also ensure 50perc of all the carbs source comes from high fibre foods like oats, quinoa, bajra, unpolished rice. Fat sources shd be mail healthy fats like ghee, olive oil, avocado oil, flaxseed oil. And proteins from lean meats and egg whites if your non vegetarian else sprouts, paneer, tofu. For a detailed plan and lifestyle modification along with healthy recipes and workout videos feel free to take an online plan.
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I am losing my weight what diet I should follow? To increase my weight and be fit with body. My height is to much but my body is thin not health what I should follow?

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Ernakulam
Now a days everyone is behind weight loss programs. But at the same time there are many people struggling with weight loss. Weight loss can result from a decrease in body fluid, muscle mass, or fat. Other causes of weight loss include, but are not limited to, cancer, viral infection (such as CMV or HIV), gastroenteritis, parasite infection, depression, bowel diseases, and overactive thyroid. If the secondary causes are ruled out you can try following steps for weight gain. 1.Eat lot of proteins. Protein forms the building blocks of your muscles. Eating sufficient protein is required to gain muscle weight instead of just fat. If you're trying to gain weight, aim for 0.7-1 grams of protein per pound of body weight (1.5 - 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram. 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. 2.Eat at least 3 meals per day and make sure to eat plenty of fat and carb 3.Eat lot of energy dense food. Add lot of spices, condiments and sauces sothat the food becomes tasty and you can take more of it. Energy dense foods are 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. 4.Lift heavy weights and improve your strength. This will help you gain muscle mass instead of just fat. 5.Squeeze in an additional meal or snack whenever you can, such as before bed. 6.Use large plates if you are trying to get in more calories, 7.Good sleep. Sleep is very important for muscle growth. 8.If you have a mix of foods on your plate, eat the calorie-dense and protein-rich foods first. Eat the vegetables last. 9.Don't smoke. Smokers usually experience weight loss. Quitting smoking can lead to weight gain. 10. Drink milk and weight gainer shakes which are rich in proteins, carbs and calories. 11. Don't drink water before meals or along with meals as it can reduce food consumption. 12. You can also try supplements like Creatin Monohydrate. Simply consume 3–5 grams per day. However, it may take three to four weeks to maximize muscle stores. Better to consult a Naturopathic physician before starting any supplements for weight gain.
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I am suffering from weight lose. I want to gain weight so suggest me that to gain the weight.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Pharma, MD - Alternate Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
You need to improve power of your liver to improve your anabolism so that you can gain muscle. Taking 1 cytofresh tablet daily will help you. Eat protein rich diet to gain weight.

Hello sir I'm 19 years old. Nd I have a mole on my face. I'm just wanted to remove it. How I can remove it. Suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Hi lybrate-user, More often than not, Moles are benign but unsightly to look at. Therefore, people employ numerous natural home remedies for Mole removal. Best Home Remedies for Mole Removal are as follows: • Applying juice extracted from sour apples for some time is one of the best home remedies for Mole removal. Follow this therapy three times in a day for at least three weeks to heal the problem. • Pineapple juice (extracted from fresh pineapples not canned) can also be used in the same way as an effective natural remedy for Mole removal home treatment. Alternatively, you can use slices of freshly cut pineapple. Another valuable Mole removal natural remedy is to gently massage the skin with a thick paste prepared by blending half a cup of freshly cut pineapple and a quarter cup of sea salt. It works as a good facial scrub. • Using honey on the affected area is one of the safest natural cures for Mole Removal. You can use a mixture of honey, powdered flaxseed and a drop of flaxseed oil for this purpose. • Putting a little bit of iodine tincture on the affected area and leaving it overnight is can help make Moles disappear. • Fig stem sap, grapefruit extract, green papaya juice, milkweed juice, cauliflower juice, onion juice, garlic juice and crushed garlic serve as excellent home remedies for Mole removal natural treatment. • Application a paste prepared from two tablespoons of castor oil and one tablespoon of baking soda is another simple Mole removal home remedy. For best results, leave the paste on your Mole overnight and wash it off in the morning. • Regularly applying a combination of lime juice and dried, powdered pomegranate peels two times in a day is highly beneficial in reducing and lightening Moles. Pomegranate peels can be dried either by heating them in microwave for 3-5 minutes or by keeping them out in the sun for some days. • Daily applying a paste prepared from ground drumstick pods and lime juice is helpful in natural Mole removal at home. • Using apple cider vinegar on the affected area for about 15-20 minutes several times on daily is one of the most popular Mole removal home remedies. You can also use a cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar and cover the area with a bandage overnight. • Juice extracted from coriander leaves is also beneficial to get rid of a Mole naturally at home. Similarly, you can apply a combination of grapefruit seed extract and avocado oil (1: 10 ratio) for 10-15 minutes. • If you are still concerned about removing Moles naturally then you can try rubbing dandelion root on Moles about 2-3 times in a day for at least three weeks. The procedure is also helpful in getting rid of Warts. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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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, Bangalore
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.
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Popular Health Tips

Rheumatoid Arthritis - What To Eat & What To Avoid?

MBBS, MD-Medicine, DM - Clinical Immunology
Rheumatologist, Jaipur
Rheumatoid Arthritis - What To Eat & What To Avoid?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an auto-immune disorder which induces inflammation in the joints. What causes the condition is not exactly clear, but a lot of studies have been done to establish a connection between various factors such as, diet, exercise, etc., with this condition. These studies have come up with correlation between foods and rheumatoid arthritis. There are some foods which should be a part of your diet, and some that should definitely be avoided if you have to keep the joint inflammation under control. Read on to know the top 5 foods to eat and to avoid.

What to eat?

  1. Soy: Being rich in protein and fiber and low in fat, soy is a great food for RA. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids and vegetarians especially should ensure they get enough soy in their diet.
  2. Fish: Salmon and tuna are fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and these are proven to be natural anti-inflammatory agents. Therefore, it is highly recommended that people with RA eat fish about 3 to 4 times per week.
  3. Oils: While an oily diet is definitely to be avoided, some healthy oils should be included. These include sunflower oil, walnut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil. These are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and are beneficial in people with RA.
  4. Green tea: Known for their polyphenols and antioxidants, green tea reduces damage caused by inflammation in RA. People with RA are recommended to have at least 2 servings of green tea daily.
  5. Beans and legumes: The high content of fiber, protein, folic acid, zinc, iron, potassium, and other minerals makes beans a must-have for RA patients. The red and kidney variety of beans are the preferred ones.

What to avoid?

  1. Grilled foods: Grilled chicken or red meat have high levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) which are known to worsen inflammation. So, while they are good for weight watchers, not so if you have RA. These also contain higher levels of saturated fat, which is again not advisable for RA.
  2. Fried foods: These contain 6-omega fatty acids, which have been proven to worsen inflammation. They are also high in saturated fats, which is a strict no-no for inflammation.
  3. MSG: Monosodium glutamate which is used generously in various Oriental dishes including soups, salad dressings, etc. should be avoided as it affects liver health and worsens inflammation.
  4. Salt: Reduce overall salt intake. Limiting the intake of pickles, salad dressings and processed foods, etc., which contain high amounts of sodium.
  5. Alcohol: This again increases inflammation and should be avoided in RA.

A healthy lifestyle improves not just the overall quality of life, but also reduces the severity of symptoms of RA.

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

4234 people found this helpful

Psoriasis - Know Its Ayurvedic Treatment!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Psoriasis - Know Its Ayurvedic Treatment!

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 
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.

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

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Stimulating Hair Follicles - 5 Best Ways That can Help!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) And Naturopath (ND)
Ayurveda, Surat
Stimulating Hair Follicles - 5 Best Ways That can Help!

Flaunting a gorgeous mane of hair that shines with the glow of health is something that we all crave for. There are myriad ways of promoting good hair growth despite weather conditions and other factors that sometimes cause hair loss and related hair problems. One of the ways of doing this is by stimulating the hair follicles at the ends of our roots so that thick and shining hair can sprout from the same. This will also help in faster hair growth. Read on to know more about stimulating the hair follicles for promoting hair growth.

  1. Massages: Oil massages are just as soothing as they sound and they help in activating the hair follicles by giving them much needed nourishment. Nutrient rich oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, castor oil, avocado oil and many others can help in transferring the nutrients to the hair follicles, which promote health, growth and strength of the hair. For best results, warm the oil slightly and use only your fingertips to massage deeply into the hair. Let this oil sit for a few hours or even overnight if possible, before you wash. 
  2. Massage time and duration: Know when to massage your hair for best results. Take some warm oil and let it seep into your hair before bedtime and let it remain there. Also, you can do this at least twice a week for best results. Do not massage for more than five minutes at a time because the hair follicles sit at the base and they need to soak up this oil like a plant soaking up water when you water it every day. 
  3. After washing: Another good way of stimulating the hair follicles is by giving your hair the warm treatment. After you have had a shower and washed your hair with shampoo and conditioner, ensure that you wrap your head with a warm towel and keep it there so that the nourishing properties of the shampoo and nutrients reach the hair follicles. 
  4. The right products: It is important to choose the right products that will suit your scalp and hair type so that you do not end up with damaged, frizzy and unsightly looking hair. Also, you must dilute the shampoo when you wash your hair.
  5. Dermatologist: The dermatologist will be able to diagnose any problem that may be clogging the hair follicles and preventing the proper growth of your hair. If you have tried several massages and methods, without any success, then you must remember to see a doctor about the problem so that medication and therapy may be prescribed.

To promote healthy hair growth, indulge in methods that are backed by doctors only.

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

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How to Gain Weight?

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Ernakulam
How to Gain Weight?

Now a days everyone is behind weight loss programs. But at the same time there are many people struggling with weight loss.Weight loss can result from a decrease in body fluid, muscle mass, or fat.Other causes of weight loss include, but are not limited to, cancer, viral infection (such as CMV or HIV), gastroenteritis, parasite infection, depression, bowel diseases, and overactive thyroid.If the secondary causes are ruled out you can try following steps for weight gain.

1.Eat lot of proteins.Protein forms the building blocks of your muscles. Eating sufficient protein is required to gain muscle weight instead of just fat.If you're trying to gain weight, aim for 0.7-1 grams of protein per pound of body weight (1.5 - 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram).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.

2.Eat at least 3 meals per day and make sure to eat plenty of fat and carb.

3.Eat lot of energy dense food.Add lot of spices,condiments and sauces sothat the food becomes tasty and you can take more of it.Energy dense foods are

  • 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.

4.Lift heavy weights and improve your strength. This will help you gain muscle mass instead of just fat.

5.Squeeze in an additional meal or snack whenever you can, such as before bed.

6.Use large plates if you are trying to get in more calories,

7.Good sleep. Sleep is very important for muscle growth.

8.If you have a mix of foods on your plate, eat the calorie-dense and protein-rich foods first. Eat the vegetables last.

9.Don't smoke.Smokers usually experience weight loss.Quitting smoking can lead to weight gain.

10.Drink milk and weight gainer shakes which are rich in proteins,carbs and calories.

11.Don't drink water before meals or along with meals as it can reduce food consumption.

12.You can also try supplements like Creatin Monohydrate.Simply consume 3–5 grams per day. However, it may take three to four weeks to maximize muscle stores.Better to consult a Naturopathic physician before starting any supplements for weight gain.

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Olive Oil - 5 Oils That Can Easily Substitute It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Olive Oil - 5 Oils That Can Easily Substitute It!

Olive oil can reduce your appetite if consumed regularly, reveals a study conducted by the University of Georgia. The study suggests that eating foods high in polyunsaturated fats regularly can have an effect on your hormones, which will result in reduced appetite and olive oil is a known form of polyunsaturated fat. Also, as per another study published in the Journal of Cancer Therapy, recommends cooking vegetables in olive oil will be helpful in reducing the risk of cancer. 

These studies definitely certify that today, olive oil is the king of oils, whether you’re making desserts or frying chicken. And, it has become a staple substitute for butter, ghee and lard, because, in comparison to these fats, olive oil has only about 40 calories per teaspoon. However, there are times when olive oil is either not available or you are not in a position to buy it, then in such a case what other alternatives should you go for? 

Here are a few other oils that are just as healthy:

  1. Canola OilCanola oil is produced from the rapeseed plant. This is an extremely versatile oil and can be used for cooking and baking as it has a neutral taste. As compared to olive oil, canola oil has less saturated fat and hence can even be considered the healthier alternative. In fact, canola oil has the lowest level of saturated fats amongst all cooking oils.
  2. Peanut OilPeanut oil is another heart-healthy oil that can be used in place of olive oil. This oil has a high smoke point and hence is best suited for frying foods. It also has a longer shelf life as compared to other oils. However, many people are allergic to peanuts and if you have been diagnosed with such an allergy, you should avoid using peanut oil.
  3. Sesame OilSesame oil is very popular in Asian cuisine. It is a great substitute for olive oil when it comes to cooking food on the stovetop. However, this oil has a strong taste and hence should be used sparingly. It is also a little higher in its polyunsaturated fats as compared to olive oil. There are two types of sesame oil; dark sesame oil and light sesame oil. The former is ideal for seasoning food while the latter may be used to fry foods.
  4. Avocado oilAvocado oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Thus, making it a heart-friendly oil that helps lower bad cholesterol level and maintains good cholesterol level. Avocado oil can be used to cook food or can be used as a dressing. This oil has a mild taste that enhances the overall flavor of the dish.
  5. Coconut oilCoconut oil is another heart-healthy oil. This oil is rich in lauric acid; a type of saturated fat. It helps in lowering the level of cholesterol and can prevent heart diseases. Coconut oil can be used to fry foods as well as to bake foods. It has a slight sweetness in its taste and if you are very health conscious, you can opt for virgin coconut oil.

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

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Table of Content

Avocado Oil
Nutritional Value of Avocado Oil
Nutritional facts Per 100 grams
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