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18 Health Benefits of Avocado Seed (No.

7 is Insane)

Avocado is a type of fruit which has nutty flavor and people loves to consume it as
dessert, side dish and just consume it raw. Avocado is originated from South America
especially Mexico and we know that Mexican is popular with their guacamole recipe.
Avocado plant has been cultivated since 8000 years ago by Guatemalan and then it
spread to the other parts of the world.

People in United States or other country call it as alligator pear since it has rough,
green and thick skin just like the skin of alligator. Avocado has thick, smooth and
creamy flesh with unique scent. the flesh contains many nutrients and provide
benefits for human body. Usually people take the flesh to be consumed and just
throw out the seed to the garbage. But do you know that avocado seed also give
great benefits and can be useful for human health? To know more about the benefits
of avocado seed, check the explanation below.

Nutrition facts
People consider avocado seed as waste or usually regard it as a source of seedlings
that suitable for rootstock usage. Beyond people consideration, avocado seed
contain many potential constituent that gives lots benefits to human body. Some
researches have been conducted to find out the nutrient content of avocado seed.
Here the table of avocado seed nutrients content in commonly as different varieties
may have different nutrient content also.

Constituent mg/100gr Constitue mg/100gr


Seed nt Seed
Carbohydrat 48.11 Copper 0.98
e
Protein 17.9 Magnesiu 0.31
m
Fat 16.54 Saponins 19.21
Fibre 3.10 Tannins 0.24
Sodium 0.30 Flavonoid 1.90
s
Calcium 14.15 Alkaloids 0.72
Magnesium 26.16 Phenols 6.14
Phosporus 31.33 Steroid 0.09
Potassium 100.83 Ash 2.40
Zinc 0. 09 Iron 1.28
We never realized that avocado seed contains so many nutrients that can jeep body
health. Most benefits of avocado seed may come from the flavonoid, and mineral
contents. Here are some list of avocado seed benefits

1. Lower blood pressure


First health benefits of avocado seed is to lowering blood pressure. Research has
proven that avocado seed contains very high amount of potassium which can help in
maintaining normal blood pressure and lower the blood pressure in people who suffer
from hypertension. Potassium also help to regulate the fluid balance inside the blood
so it will not rise the blood pressure.

2. Reduce cholesterol

Avocado seed contains dietary fiber which


inside the body can bind the cholesterol and throw it out from the body. The fiber
content of avocado seed also prevent the cholesterol or bad fat or LDL (Low Density
Lipoprotein) to enter the blood vessel wall and causing other health problem.

3. Prevent atherosclerosis
Avocado seed can reduce the cholesterol by the fiber content and it is also effective
to protect the arteries wall from cholesterol accumulation which resulting in arteries
wall thickening or atherosclerosis. As we know that atherosclerosis itself can
increase the risk of heart disease as well as stroke.

4. Reduce the risk of heart disease


By maintaining normal blood pressure, reducing cholesterol and prevent
atherosclerosis, avocado seed has been proven can lower the risk of heart disease
especially in people who have cardiovascular system disorder. The potassium, fiber
and other nutrients will work together to keep the healthy heart work better.
5. Strengthen bones
Who knows that avocado seed also high in calcium and can be effective in keeping
bone mass density. Calcium is a crucial mineral which is needed in the bones
development and maintaining the mass from suffering osteoporosis or other bones
disorder.

6. Strengthen immune system


Our immune system can work more efficient by the help of some nutrient including
zinc. Avocado seed contains zinc which can promotes immune response and
strengthen the immune cells to fight against the disease.

7. Prevent and treat anemia


Anemia is a condition where the body get lack of oxygen and nutrient transport from
the red blood cells and resulting in poor stamina and productivity. Avocado seed
contains iron which can be helpful in treating and prevent anemia since iron is the
key factor of the red blood cells formation.

8. Promote health digestion


None of other nutrients that can promote the digestion system better that dietary
fiber. Fiber seems the most important thing that required by the digestion process
since it can help the digestion process and improving the absorption of many other
nutrients inside the body.

9. Treat constipation
It is believe that fiber content of avocado seed also give benefits in ease the
defecation process and help feces formation within the colon. The avocado seed
fiber can help the bowel move into the large intestine and then eliminated it from the
body. Avocado seeds also contains active constituents such as saponins and tannins
that known as natural laxative that can trigger elimination process.

10. Maintain fluid balance


Our body consist of liquid the most and avocado seed contains high level of
potassium which is the mineral that control the fluid balance inside the body and
keep the body from suffering dehydration.

11. Calming nerve


Avocado seed also contains many other minerals including magnesium. Magnesium
is other type of mineral which play role in the nervous system signalling and control.
Magnesium can give relaxing effect to nerve and help it to work better.
12. Help to repair body damage
Avocado seed contains some amount of protein that can help in repairing body organ
or tissue damage that caused by several oxidative stress. The protein within avocado
seed will promotes the body to form new cells to replace the broken one.

13. Prevent cancer


Such an amazing facts that avocado seed contains many active substance that also
effective in fighting and preventing cancer. Avocado seed contains flavonoid that
acts as antioxidant which protect the cells from any damage that caused by free
radicals and later can trigger the development of cancer cells. According to study
which published in International Journal of Pharmacy, avocado seed can inhibit the
growth of breast cancer cells since it contains many phytochemicals and those
phytochemical are toxic to the cancer cells.

14. Maintain healthy skin


Avocado seed can be extracted or processed to produce avocado seed powder that
can be use in beauty skin care treatment. Avocado seed contains antioxidant and it
can be beneficial to keep young skin due to its ability to prevent the free radical
damage that is the main factor of aging on skin. And most important according to
study, 70% the antioxidant content of avocado is lay on its seed.

15. Reduce inflammation


The antioxidant content in avocado seed also act as anti-inflammatory properties
that can reduce inflammation within the body including reduce pain in patient that
suffer from joint arthritis. Arthritis is a disorder that will lead the patient to
experience severe pain on the joints part due to inflammation and uric acid
accumulation.

16. Help in weight loss


Avocado seed contains fiber that can make you feel satiety longer and prevednt you
from craving more food. The fiber in avocado seed also will bind the fat in food and
inhibit the absorption of fat within the body.

17. Maintain blood sugar level


According to study, avocado seed’s fiber not only help in maintaining healthy
digestion but it also helpful in stabilizing the blood sugar level. This makes the
avocado seed is save to be consumed by diabetes patient.

18. Prevent from Muscle Cramps


Consuming enough magnesium per day can prevent the body from muscle cramps
that can bother your activity and produce severe pain. Avocado seeds contains high
amount of Potassium that can fulfill the daily value intake of potassium

Avocado seed seems doesn’t have any side effect to the body and it is totally save to
be consumed just remember not to consume it excessively since it contains natural
laxative it may causing mild diarrhea or other digestive problem. As mentioned by
some sources that the avocado seed can be used to make some dishes including
smoothies and it will not change the characteristic of its flavor. Just cut the avocado
fruit in the middle and get the seed out. Later cut the seed slowly and chopped it into
small pieces. After you get the pieces of the avocado seed you can add it to you
favorite smoothies and combine it with other fruit to boost the benefits. Don’t be
hesitated, just ry and grab the benefits.