Have We been Wasting Our Avocados?

Four halves of avocados

Avocados are already considered a super food as they are mostly made up of monounsaturated fat that is one of the healthiest forms of fat. They also contain lots of fiber, potassium, and vitamin E. In addition they have amino acids that help us produce dopamine and vitamin B; both of them help boost our mood. Oh and we can’t forget avocados are also packed with folic acid and Omega-3. That helps our sight and to keep us young! However, we may be missing the best part.

Scientists have discovered that the seed husks (the seed itself is used to help make Olive Oil) are apparently rich in medicinal compounds that could prevent the growth of malignant tumors and the build-up of fat inside our arteries. These could be used to improve treatments for cancer, heart disease and a host of other diseases. But before you risk cutting yourself trying to get the husk off, keep in mind there needs to be some serious processing of the husk. The scientist had to ground it down to powder and oil for their test results and believe it may also become an ingredient that benefits medicines and cosmetics!

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