Stop Throwing Away Avocado Seeds; Know Its Health Benefits

By: Sravia Sivaram
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The seed of an avocado is the the most thrown-away part as well as the most nutritious. Here, we shall be listing the health benefits of avocado seed, which you must read on.

According to a study, avocado seed contains phenolic antioxidant compounds that help in lowering the high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, prevents diabetes, boosts immunity, reduces inflammatory conditions, etc.

The seed is also enriched with other properties like insecticidal, fungicidal and antimicrobial properties and these benefits of avocado seed can just prove to show how beneficial avocado seed is for health.

Avocados are also said to contain a high level of antioxidants called catechins and procyandins, which have anti-inflammatory benefits. It helps in reducing pain, stiffness and swelling of the joints. These antioxidants are also said to improve blood circulation and heart health.

During the ancient times, avocado seeds were used to treat gastric ulcers, dysentery and other digestive issues. The fibre found in avocado seeds was found to be good for the digestive system.

One avocado seed is said to contain more soluble fibre per ounce than any other vegetable. According to a research, the extract of avocado seed has an effect on leukaemia cells. It also contains flavonol, a phytochemical that is powerful enough to reduce the growth of tumor.

Read further to find out the top health benefits of avocado seed and an easy-to-make recipe using avocado seed.

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1. Antioxidants:

As per the result of a research, avocado seed is said to contain 70% of the phenolic antioxidants found in an entire avocado fruit. These antioxidants help in reducing the cholesterol levels. Regular consumption of this fruit will prove to be good.

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2. Good For The Heart:

The anti-inflammatory properties of avocado seeds will help prevent the plaque build-up in the arteries and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.

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3. Alleviates Arthritis:

These seeds are beneficial for people suffering from arthritis, as they help in alleviating joint pain. They are also enriched with antifungal properties and reduce the risk of various inflammations and cancer.

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4. Improves Digestion:

Avocado seeds help in fighting against various digestive problems like dysentery, ulcers and cancer.

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5. Fibre-rich:

These seeds are rich in soluble fibre and they contain more than what is found in other vegetables. Soluble fibre aids in reducing the cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

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Recipe Using Avocado Seed:

You will require:

  • ½ avocado seed
  • Four apples
  • One banana
  • Two lemons
  • One cup of spinach
  • One bunch of parsley
  • ¼th tsp of ginger
  • One stalk of celery
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Instructions:

  • Place the seed in a blender and convert it into a fine powder.
  • Divide the ground seed powder into two equal portions.
  • Add all the other ingredients into one half of the mixture.
  • Blend it together until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Strain the mixture before consumption.
  • For one serving, only one half of the seed powder is required. You can consume the other half later for the next serving.
  • Finally, you will get a sweet and sour drink that is rich in antioxidants.
Read more about: health benefits, antioxidants, recipe
Story first published: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 17:30 [IST]
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