Published: 05/29/2015 - Updated: 12/29/2017
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
Problems with skin, inflamed or weak tendons, weak bones or muscles, inflammation, body aches, cardiovascular diseases, varicose veins, weak veins, ulcers, damaged hair, or hair loss, etc. The list is quite long for things that avocados cure and nourish.
Since ancient times, avocados have been recognized as one of the most healing and nutritive fruits around. The Aztecs enjoyed smooth and young skin with noticeable agile bodies, because they consumed more than two whole avocados a day. They may not have known that avocados provided so many benefits to the body, but avocado was undoubtedly consumed in very large quantities during those times. Some legends mention it as a fruit that was consumed daily, and how they helped the arms, legs, and joints move with flexibility and agility.
Essential Fatty Acids in Avocado
Avocado contains linoleic and linolenic acids, which help keep veins and arteries throughout the entire body healthy and well lubricated. These oils also lubricate cells and tissues in general throughout the body, they repair tissues and give the skin a healthy, youthful look. Avocado oils can help cure skin conditions like dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, dryness, etc., and well and shriveled or wrinkly skin. Hair also benefits from avocado’s lubricants and vitamins. These fatty acids also help reduce harmful cholesterol that accumulates in the body, providing liveliness and energy to the body.
One of avocado’s great benefits are its unsaturated fats, its lack of starches and sugar (which is practically zero), especially in ripe avocados. These enzymes work uninterruptedly, and are not blocked by starches or sugars.
Vitamins and Minerals in Avocado
Avocados contain 11 vitamins and 14 minerals, including Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.
How to use avocados
Eat avocados in all your meals, but do not combine them with other fruits or sugary foods, to make sure you absorb it the best way possible. One great way of eating avocados is to eat is in fresh vegetable salads, especially with sprouts. This is a super potent combination for curing and rejuvenating the body. You could make a salad with avocado and nuts, or you could even make an original Avocado Bread.
Athletes, dancers, etc.
Athletes, dancers, or people that exert a lot of physical effort are recommended to eat at least two ripe and fresh avocados a day, and to combine them with salads or whole grains. Avocados will make your body strong, flexible, and incredibly agile for your activities.
Using Avocado to treat damaged or weak hair
If your hair falls our, or looks weak or dull, try including avocado in your diet, and also making a cream with one ripe avocado, one egg yolk and extra-virgin olive oil. Blend everything together and apply to your hair once a week. You will notice how the oils in the avocado nourish your hair, slowly making it stronger, silky and shiny. You should leave the mixture on your hair for as long as possible, and then rinse your hair well with an aloe shampoo, to continue your repair treatment.
Using Avocado to clean arteries and cure heart and cholesterol diseases
Follow a healthy diet by including at least two avocados a day, removing red meat and cow’s milk from your diet, and include fresh vegetables and salads. Eat for our five walnuts a day and combine your avocados in fresh salads, trying to eat sprouts daily.
Using avocado to rejuvenate
If your skin looks dull, lifeless, and it is dry or wrinkly, you definitely need to go to the store right now and buy 10 avocados for the week. Include at least one and half avocados in your daily diet, either at breakfast and lunch, and start your morning by taking a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil. You should drink at least two liters of water a day to keep your skin moisturized and to promote correct nutrient circulation and essential oils to your skin.
Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 12/29/2017
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