Better Than Many Fruits, Vegetables And Teas! Why You Should Never Throw Avocado Seeds?
All the health benefits from the avocado are very well known to everybody. But have you ever heard about the healing properties of the avocado seeds? They are even better than many fruits, vegetables or teas. Yes, it’s true! Those seeds are very potent antioxidants and very rich in soluble fibers.
Avocado seeds contain oil that is packed with antioxidants which prevent heart disease, stroke and lower the cholesterol level in the blood.
When you are consuming avocado seeds you have a great chance to reduce the inflammatory processes in your body especially in the gastrointestinal tract.
Additionally these seeds will ease swelling, and successfully relieve constipation and diarrhea in a natural way.
You can also sooth gastric ulcers due to their phenolic compounds (antioxidants) which contain anti viral and anti bacterial characteristics.
These are the most important reasons why you should consume avocado seeds:
1. Avocado seeds contain 70 percent of all antioxidants from the whole avocado. Among the antioxidant is flavonol which is powerful tool in the battle with cancer. It prevents the growth of tumor and kills cancer cells.
In couple of studies that were conducted by the Cancer research journal, it was discovered that the extract from avocado seeds called avocatin B caused leukemia cells self destruction.
2. Because of the great concentration of soluble fibers in the avocado seeds, it was used in South America for centuries as a remedy for treating constipation, diarrhea, gastric ulcers and health issues of the gastrointestinal tract.
3. Avocado seed boost the immune system due to its compound flavonol which protects you from flu and cold. Catechins and procyanidins have anti inflammatory characteristics and they are responsible for reducing the swelling, stiffness, and join pain.
4. Avocado seeds contain amino acid and monounsaturated fat which are great for maintaining your heart in good health. They help in preventing cardiovascular issues like heart attack and stroke and help in lowering the level of cholesterol in the blood.
5. Avocado seeds will make you feel better and look younger with their ability to synthesize collagen and slow down the aging process. The compounds from the seeds will reduce the joint and bones pain too.
They will help you lose some weight because two of their main properties are to lower the glucose in the blood and stay satiated for longer.
So how to get all these benefits from those big seeds that cannot be processed in a blender or chewed?
This is how:
Wash the avocado seeds and dry them with a towel. Then put the seeds in an oven to bake on high heat for 2 hours or until the skin cracks. Then pill them and you will notice that they are soft now.
So put the seeds in a blender and mix them until you get white powder. You can bake them again until they get orange if you want to store the seeds for some time.
If not just put them in a glass jar and consume it sprinkled over smoothies, salads, oat meal, soups, stews, juices or any other meal.
Or this extremely healthy ingredient can be consumed as a tea. Put one teaspoon of the avocado seeds powder in a glass with hot water and let it cool down for ten minutes then drink it.