Avocado in recent times has become popular, most of us relish avocado for its delicious taste. However many people are unaware of avocado health benefits. Avocado is native of central and South America. Since ancient times avocado was used as a beauty aid. The fruit is enriched with vitamins and nutrients that encourage hair growth and maintain healthy skin.
Avocado contains vitamin A, C, E and K, B6, folates, potassium, copper, selenium, dietary fibers, monosaturated fats, and many other constituents required for good health. It is beneficial for heart health, in hypertension, regulates blood sugar, its antioxidants help in preventing breast and prostate cancer.
Benefits Of Eating Avocado For Hair
Avocado is a good hair conditioner and its nutrients aid in healthy hair growth. Normally hair grows half an inch per month. Certain conditions such as vitamin deficiency, dry and frizzy hairs, scalp diseases, heredity, auto immune diseases retard hair growth or cause hair fall.
Eating avocado regularly supplies the body with required nutrients that are beneficial to stimulate the hair follicles. Its rich protein content, polyunsaturated fats such as oleic acid and linolenic acid are ideal for hair rejuvenation. The essential fats keep the hair and scalp moisturized.These both qualities together make the hair strong, soft and elastic. They are less prone to breakage.
To make your hair soft, silky and shiny, take one ripe avocado, remove the pulp in a bowl. Add one teaspoon of coconut oil and one egg yolk. Mix it thoroughly and apply the mixture on your wet hair and scalp. Massage your scalp gently. After 30 minutes rinse your hair with warm water and let it dry naturally. It gives good nourishment to your hair and prevents its falling.
Avocado Oil Benefits For Skin
- Using avocado oil is useful in limiting the day to day skin damage; it also invigorates healthy skin cells.
- It contains sterolins a plant steroid that help to reduce age spots and enhances skin healing caused due to sun damage. The sterolins help to moisturize skin and keep the skin soft.
- Avocado increases collagen, collagen is required for healthy skin and maintaining its elasticity.
- Avocado oil is a natural emollient. It gets very well absorbed in the skin. This characteristic of avocado oil is useful in reducing dryness and itching of skin. It is used as an emollient in psoriasis and eczema.
Avocado Benefits For Face
Avocado acts as a good cleansing agent. You can prepare a facial mask for a clean soft and glowing facial skin. Remove ripe flesh from the fruit and thoroughly mash it. If your facial skin is dry, add 1 tsp of honey to the pulp. If your skin is oily, add 1 tsp of lime juice. Stir the mixture before applying it on your face and neck.
Give a gentle massage with your hands in upward direction. Rinse your face after 15 to 20 minutes with warm water. Vitamin E, vitamin C and fatty acids in avocado are useful in promoting glowing facial skin.