4. Immunity Booster
The same antioxidative polyphenols that were previously mentioned also boost the immune system and incite anti-inflammatory actions
The effectual anti-inflammatory actions are beneficial in treating many forms of arthritis. Avocado seed extract also possesses powerful antibiotic; anti-microbial; antifungal; and antiviral properties which lend to its immune system boosting effects.
Oxidative stress can cause skin to age aggressively and the antioxidants found in avocado seed extract is effective in inhibiting the formation of wrinkles.
These antioxidative polyphenols have demonstrated the ability to significantly reduce UV induced skin inflammation and induce apoptosis in tumor cells effectively preventing UV related cancer.
The oils within avocado seeds measurably increase collagen formation. Even greater collagen enhance was found from consuming the fruit itself.
How To Eat an Avocado Seed
Eating an avocado seed is a rather simple process.
Remove the seed from the fruit and place in a plastic zip-lock bag. Use a blunt object such as a hammer to pulverize the pit. The pulp may be added to healthy fruit and/or vegetable smoothie recipes.
You can also cut it into quarters using a knife and pop it in the blender so it becomes a powder before adding it to your smoothie.
The taste is supposed to be quite strong so mixing with strong flavours like frozen berries, kale, spinach or pineapple is a good idea. (1)
Simple Avocado Seed Smoothie
- 1/2 of an avocado seed
- 1/2 of an avocado
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 pear; ripened, cored, and chopped
- 1/2 of an apple; ripened, cored, and chopped
- 1 cup of fresh, organic, raw spinach
Simply blend all of the ingredients in a high powered blender. Add a couple of ice cubes or chunks of frozen fruit such as mango, melon mix, or berry melody and enjoy.