Eating a creamy slice or two of avocado a day will definitely keep the doctor away. This delicious fruit makes a great substitute for mayonnaise and butter.


People have been jumping on the avocado bandwagon lately. We all know that they are full of healthy fats and they taste freaking awesome. A little guac on those nachos? No, Sir, how about a LOT of guac on those nachos. Mmmm. Guac. Anyway, so while we're putting slices of the green delight on our burgers and chopping them up for our salads and thinking that we're getting all the nutrients, we're actually going around tossing out the most important part of the fruit. The avocado seed is the one thing that we keep to try and keep our avocados from browning too much, but other than that, we see them as useless and toss them. If you've been doing that, you need to stop. Seriously. You're throwing out amazing health benefits. They're even saying that avocado seeds are the new superfruit. WHAT?! And this whole time we've been going around thing that it's just garbage. NOPE. Here is everything you need to know about avocado seeds, including how to eat them and what good they'll do for you.


Antioxidants

Did you know that 70% of the antioxidants from avocado is actually hidden in the seed? Yup. And here you've been just tossing that seed out like garbage.

Fiber


Avocado seeds have more soluble fiber than most foods on this beautiful green earth of ours. That's a whooooole lotta fiber!

Potassium

Yup. If you're looking for potassium, look no further than the modest avocado seed.

Reduces joint pain

Inflammation and joint pain can be eased through the ingestion of avocado seeds.

Skin health

The healthy bits of the seed help to create collagen and fix damages to your skin cells.

Strengthens your defences

Helps to fight against illness and diseases.

Digestive health

Avocado seeds have been used to treat numerous digestive issues such as gastric ulcers and dysentery.

Helps you lose weight

The fiber helps to keeps your blood sugar levels in check and regulated and also helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer, which means that you'll be able to kick that 2:30 sugar craving.

Benefits of Avocado Seeds

Over 70% of the total antioxidant capacity of avocados is found within the seed.

Pennsylvania State University recently launched a study on the benefits of avocado seeds and found that the phenolic antioxidant compounds in the seeds may lower high cholesterol, high blood pressure, reduce inflammatory conditions, diabetes, and boost your immunity. The seeds even have insecticidal, fungicidal, and anti-microbial properties.


Reduce Inflammation and Ease Joint Pain

Inflammation is the culprit behind numerous chronic diseases: arthritis, heart disease, stroke and even cancer all have been linked to excessive inflammation within the body.

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