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Not many people are aware of just how potent a natural beauty treatment avocado oil is for the treatment of your skin in addition to the many-body benefits including weight management. Avocado oil boasts a range of vitamins and antioxidant properties, which helps us recover and rejuvenate our skin’s tone and glow.
1.Skin loving avocado oil is packed with various skin-benefiting essentials, including:
+ Potassium: hydrates and moisturises the skin while also supporting new cell growth essential for scar and tissue healing.
+ Lecithin is made up of fatty acids that attract water, making it an excellent natural skin-softening emollient that hydrates the skin.
+ Omega-3 fatty acids improve the skin’s fatty acid composition and help balance its inflammatory response. A recent study found that a high intake of total fat — precisely the types of healthy fats found in avocados — was associated with more supple, springy skin.
+ Vitamin E – a major antioxidant that can fight skin damage caused by free radicals. With time and age, our natural production of Vitamin E diminishes so sourcing it from our food is beneficial.
2. Rash Repair
Avocado oil helps to repair damaged skin. Unlike many oils and moisturisers, avocado oil is very penetrative as it is absorbed through the epidermis and into the dermal layer of skin. This makes avocado oil an excellent choice for the natural treatment of various conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, dandruff, sunspots, and even scars when applied topically.
Increasingly research recognises that plant oil such as avocado has positive effects on skin diseases and cutaneous homeostasis restoration. Studies have shown that avocado oil’s topical application may increase collagen synthesis and decrease inflammatory cells’ numbers. Avocado oil’s topical application in clinical trials found cumulative beneficial effects on psoriasis patients over a 12-week observation period.
Research has also revealed that oil from avocados can promote wound healing when applied topically and can have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on the skin.
3. Weight Management
Many people think that avocados are fattening because they’re high in fat. But nothing could be further from the truth. This is because the monounsaturated fats in avocados support healthy cholesterol levels. Clinical studies suggest that avocados can support weight control and found that adding even half a fresh avocado to your daily diet can help you feel fuller and maintain healthy insulin levels, which may help with weight maintenance. The high levels of oleic acid are responsible for this phenomenon.
With 16 avocados in each bottle, adding just a few splashes of Grove Avocado oil to your salad or your cooking can quickly and inexpensively help you achieve this. The omega-9 fatty acids found in avocado oil also encourage blood flow to your muscles as you exercise, helping your body move fat to somewhere that it will be used as energy.
4. Avocados love your heart
The best heart-healthy oils are extra-virgin, cold-pressed, plant-based, rich in Omega-3’s with a super high smoke point, all of which Grove Avocado Oil boasts. In studies, avocados have been shown to help support healthy cholesterol levels within the normal range and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Both of which positively affect heart-health.
Avocado oil is the natural oil pressed from the pulp of an avocado. Almost 70% of avocado oil consists of heart-healthy oleic acid, a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. Avocado oil is also effective in increasing HDL, the “good” cholesterol. In recent studies, avocado oil reduced blood triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels and lowered blood pressure.
Whether you are purchasing it for culinary or beauty purposes, make sure you are buying an avocado oil that is 100 per cent pure, packed with avocados, extra-virgin and cold-pressed like Grove Avocado Oil. Add it to salads, cook with it and even bake with it!! It is sure to become a go-to pantry staple!