Many people eat avocado and throw away the seed. However, the seeds contains a lot of health benefits and cure a lot of diseases. The seed of an avocado consists mainly of fatty acids, carbs in the form of starch and dietary fiber, as well as a small amount of protein and a broad range of phytochemicals.
Cholesterol: Avocado seed flour has been shown to reduce total cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol in people .
Diabetes: It may reduce blood sugar levels in diabetic people. One study showed that it was as effective as an anti-diabetic medication for diabetic patients.
Blood pressure: Another studies suggest that avocado seed extracts may help relax blood vessels, which helps to reduce blood pressure, a key risk factor for heart disease.
Antioxidant: Numerous studies on avocado seed extracts have shown that the avocado seed have strong antioxidant properties.
Antibacterial: One study found that it stopped the growth of Clostridium sporogenes, a spore forming bacteria.
Antifungal: Avocado seed has inhibited fungal growth in test-tube studies. In particular, it can inhibit Candida albicans, a yeast that often causes problems in the gut.
Avocado seeds are very hard and must be prepared before they can be eaten.
First, they need to be dried out in the oven at a high temperature for a few hours. Some people dry the seeds in the oven for two hours at 250°F (121°C).
Once the seed is dehydrated, it can be chopped and placed in a blender or food processor until it forms a powder.
The powder can then be added to smoothies or used in teas, sauces or dips.
However, drying out the seed may reduce its antioxidant content, so you may not reap the benefits you expected.
Credit: Health line.Com
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