Avocados may appear to be a vegetable, however, they are actually a fruit – more specifically, a single-seeded berry. This magical fruit has tons of amazing properties, both when applied inside the body, and on the outside too!
In fact, many facial and anti-aging treatments contain avocado, which is a powerful beauty enhancer. Avocado softens and relaxes your skin when spreading it on as a paste. It also can be rubbed into your hair to repair damaged hair, and even be used to treat sunburns!
Some other fun things you can do with Avocados include: Drying the skin and crushing it into a fine powder for adding to incense formulas. You can grow an avocado tree from a pit to increase your sense of connection with nature. You may eat it for supporting your health and relaxation simultaneously, and serve it to others to calm them down and promote inner peace. You can also take mashed avocados and swap them in a baked good recipe for butter. It works better than well!
Some of the vitamins found within an avocado include vitamin C, K, B5, B6 and E. They also contain potassium, folate and smaller amounts of magnesium, iron, zinc, vitamin A and more. They actually contain more potassium than bananas do. Avocados are high in fat, but it’s the good kind of fat! It contains a fat called oleic acid which has been linked to reduced inflammation and has beneficial effects of genes connected to cancer.
They are also loaded with fiber which can help with weight loss, lowers blood sugar and supports optimal digestion. They have also been known to help with protecting our eyes as they contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two important nutrients for our vision.
And to top it all off, they just taste great! They can be added to many different salads, be used as a dressing itself, or eaten by themselves. Cut an avocado in half, add a bit of pepper and balsamic vinegar and you have a delicious and simple and snack. It fills you up easily too. Enjoy!