Avocados are super-healthy green fruits that are packed with vitamins, phytonutrients, and benefits your whole body. From your hair down to your feet, avocados and their oil are useful, even the seeds can be eaten. Did you know that?
You’re probably used to throwing the big seeds in your compost or in your guacamole to keep it as fresh as possible. But these seeds are highly nutritious—in fact, an avocado seed has more antioxidants than the fleshy fruit.
The Seed of Health
Most people don’t know that the avocado seed has more antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables. More, even, than most healing teas. The seeds give you more soluble fiber than any other food!
Avocado seeds have a nourishing, antioxidant-rich oil that lower high cholesterol and help prevent stroke and heart disease.
Eating avocado seeds is a great way to reduce inflammatory diseases in the body. Specifically, the avocado seed’s powerful benefits work to ease swelling in the gastrointestinal tract.
In addition to aiding the GI tract, avocado seeds help relieve diarrhea and constipation naturally and effectively.
The antioxidants known as phenolic compounds in avocado seeds make it useful for soothing gastric ulcers. These compounds contain antibacterial and antiviral properties that make the seeds effective at preventing ulcers all along the lining of the digestive system.
Read more about the health benefits of avocado.
Antioxidants, Anti-inflammatories, Flavonols
Avocado seeds contain flavonol, another powerful type of antioxidant that prevents and reduces tumor growth. Thanks to avocado’s immune system boosting ability, it helps protect from colds and flus during fall and winter.
Avocado seeds fight free radical cells. Free your body from the free radicals that cause illness and speed up aging. Avocados (and their seeds) actually slow the aging process and reduce skin wrinkles because of their ability to rebuild collagen. This keeps your skin firm and youthful.
Live Longer, Feel Better
The seeds don’t just help you look younger, they help you feel younger too. Compounds in avocado seeds have the ability to reduce bone disease, joint discomfort, and aches and pains.
Avocado seeds can lower blood glucose levels and help you maintain a healthy weight. Due to its high content of good fats, you will stay satiated for longer, meaning you won’t be munching on snacks all day long.
How To Eat Avocado Seeds
So now you’re asking, “how can I get all these amazing benefits from this huge seed?” Of course you can’t just bite into it, and it won’t go through the juicer, so how do you get the goodness out of this seed?
It’s quite simple. Next time you cut into an avocado, remove the seed and put it in a plastic bag. Then, put a folded towel over the bag and smash the seed with a meat mallet or hammer. Grind the crushed seed into fine powder using your slow juicer or blender. The taste is bland so it’s easy to use this seed powder on all your meals, and in juices too!
It’s like your own super-healthy supplement powder. So next time you eat avocado, remember to save the seed!