Did you know avocado is actually a fruit? Many people think avocado is a vegetable but it is actually a fruit. This fruit grows from a tree called Persea Americana. This tree is native to Central America and Mexico and Mesoamericans were the first ones to discover avocados. Avocados were consumed even 10,000 years ago in Central Mexico and the first time Europeans ate avocados were in the 16th century when the Spanish explorers consumed it and brought it to Europe.
People now eat avocado either raw, prepared or used in food such as guacamole and avocado toasts, or they put it avocado extracts on beauty and hair products to become healthier in and out.
1. Full of Nutrients
Avocado is full of high nutrients and has 20 different vitamins and minerals.
It contains Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E and much more.
Vitamin C is needed to help to maintain firmness and structure of your skin and Vitamin E is an antioxidant that prevents from skin aging. Also, Avocado is a natural sunscreen because it contains Vitamin E which helps protect from UVA and UVB radiation.
2. Banana= Potassium? nope. AVOCADO = Potassium
Potassium is used to treat high blood pressure and prevent strokes and plays a huge role in metabolism and chemical balance in the body. Avocado has very high in potassium with 14% compared to 10% in bananas.
3. Good for Diet
People believe that avocados should be avoided because of their calories and high in fats. HOWEVER, avocados actually help you from losing weight. It will make you feel full and will reduce your desire to eat more . Moreover, avocados are low in carbs and does not raise your blood sugar level.
Avocados are antioxidant carotenoids and this protects your skin from environmental damages that can cause wrinkles and skin aging. Eating a lot of cartoenoids in your diet is scientifically proven that it improves your skin's tone, density and thickness.5. Moisture
Avocado has high oleic acid which is a fatty acid that helps keep the moisture of your skin and makes the skin soft. Omega-9 fat also helps regenerate damaged skin cells and can reduce redness . The natural oil can even help reduce inflammation and nourish the skin.
6.Great For Hair Treatment
Avocados can treat dry and itchy scalp by massaging mushed up avocado into the scalp because the acids and proteins will penetrate deep into the scalp and heal it. Avocado is also great for damaged and frizzy hair because it is rich in oil and can moisturize the hair.
7. Avocado Face Masks Hydrate Your Skin
Avocado oil has is great for treating dehydrated sin. The oil has a moisturizing ability that provides deep hydration for dry skin. Meg PM Mask contains avocado extract which is a great way to treat dehydrated skin.