Follow one balanced diet and based on the consumption of ingredients of therapeutic potential, is the key to lose weight and prevent chronic diseases. Complementary to this, it is equally important to review the preparation techniques in meals and choose those processes which they retain in the most intact way possible the nutrients of each food.
Based on the above, in recent years much has been said about the versions of healthier fats for cooking and among the most recommended is avocado oil. That is why recently the popularity of this product has grown like foam and is one of the infallible recommendations of various health gurus, nutritionists and doctors.
On the wonders of avocado oil:
There is no doubt, cooking with avocado oil is a wonderful ally of health. This product is a liquid gold and occurs when avocados are in their perfect ripening point. It is extracted mainly from green pulp and to a lesser extent from the seed or central bone. The truth is that they exist two main versions avocado oil: refined and virgin.
He refined avocado oil is he more neutral and it has the peculiarity of being able to be subjected to high temperatures (it has a high smoke point of approximately 500 ° F). For his part virgin avocado oil, is considered the healthier version and the most similar to extra virgin olive oil in the sense that it has a lowest smoke pointo and a much more powerful avocado flavor, it is considered the best alternative to use raw.
The truth is that avocado oil is a very generous and versatile product, although it can be consumed exquisitely in cold preparations as dressings, smoothies, hummus and directly in any food, it can also be a good ally for fried, stewed and weathered.
The medicinal benefits of avocado oil:
- It is rich in monounsaturated fats and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are associated with benefits to decrease high levels of bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of suffering cardiovascular diseases. It is also related to benefits for regulate blood pressure and improve heart function.
- It is characterized by its high lutein contenta, a very important antioxidant to promote good eye health and reduce the risk of diseases such as cataracts and degeneration of the macula.
- It stands out for its great antioxidant potential and thanks to this wonderful anti-inflammatory properties are attributed to it. At the same time it is a great ally for fight free radicals and the effects of oxidative stress.
- Thanks to your high in vitamin E, is considered a great ally to combat the effects of premature aging, wrinkles and fine lines. In general it is a very good complement in the beauty routines, largely because it positively stimulates collagen production.