The Amazing Avocado
For outer beauty
Avocados are an excellent source of oleic acid. Oleic acid is a monounsaturated essential fatty acid (Omega-9). It's great at helping cells to regenerate and therefore helping wounds to heal and reducing inflammation. It's also reported to aid the body in reducing and sometimes eliminating microbial infections. As well as oleic acid, vitamin E, potassium, and lecithin are all easily absorbed through the epidermis and into the dermis. They then fortify the existing cells and provide energy for growth of new skin. ttassium, and lecithin are all easily absorbed through the epidermis and into the dermis. Avocado oil, is thick like olive oil, and that's one of the qualities which make it such a good moisturiser. The oils which are lighter and sink in faster do not penetrate as deep as those that stay on the skin for longer.
Not only is avocado oil great in moisturisers but it is also great to nourish your hair!
Avocado oil is a 2 (moderately low) on the comedogenic rating scale.
For inner beauty
Avocado oil contains a substance similar to cholesterol called beta-sitosterol, which our bodies can use to convert unhealthy fats into better versions which are of more use and less cell damaging. It is also anti-inflammatory and can therefore assist in the prevention of damage to arterial walls. The result of this is less plaque and a better chance at keeping blood pressure levels at a healthy level.
Avocado is in the top five foods highest in vitamin E. Vitamin E is a renowned anti-oxidant, great for improving skin and eye health, aiding the immune system, improving efficiency of the gastrointestinal tract, improving memory and mental keenness.
So start adding avocado to your shopping lists.