Avocado oil and health
Mira extra virgin Avocado oil (from the first press) is a fine 100% natural oil, derived from the fresh avocado, without any chemical added. It is used for both cooking and cosmetic purposes. Loaded with minerals, lecithin, beta-carotene and vitamins, avocado oil provides various advantages to human health.
- Each 250ml bottle contains oil extracted from 12 avocados
- Avocado oil is a source of many vitamins and minerals; it helps people suffering from malnutrition.
- It is useful when mucous membranes, especially the stomach, the small intestine and the colon are suffering from inflammation *(are inflamed).
- Extremely rich in monounsaturated oleic acid (OA), avocado oil protects the cardiovascular system. It reduces blood concentration of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and triglyceride, hence lowering the potential for plaque formation and vessel blockage.
- Avocado oil contains alpha linolenic acid (ALA), which is known as an effective preventer of prostate problems.
Extra virgin avocado oil contains high levels of chlorophyll (40-60 ppm), thus its emerald-green color.
- A source of iron for body organs.
- Makes the body more alkaline.
- Counteracts toxins eaten.
- Improves conditions of anemia.
- Cleans and deodorizes bowel tissues.
- Helps purify the liver.
- Helps sores heal faster.
- Eliminates body odors.
Extra virgin avocado oil contains sterols, the most common being beta- sitosterol. Typical levels of beta-sitosterol found in virgin avocado oils range from 0.45% to 1.0; the beta-sitosterol content in Mira avocado oil is 91.1%.
Beta Sitosterol is good for lowering cholesterol and it helps to alleviate the symptoms of mild to moderate benign prostatic hypertrophy. It has a possible role in the control of chronic inflammatory conditions.
The following chart shows the recommended dose according to the USDA, which indicates that one-tablespoon daily of Mira extra virgin avocado oil covers the daily Vitamin D requirements of children and adults until 50 years of age.
Vitamin E strong antioxidant.
Avocado oil boosts the absorption of carotenoids in your food. According to a study published in the March 2005 issue of the “Journal of Nutrition”, fat-soluble carotenoids rely on dietary fats, but most foods that are high in carotenoids are low in fat.
Avocados contain high quantities of unsaturated fatty acids as well as generous amounts of carotenoids. According to the study, including avocado oil increased the absorption of alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lutein from a salad by as much as 15 times when compared to a salad without avocado oil.