Avocado Seeds for Anti Aging?

Dr, Josh Axe wrote an interesting article on the avocado seed, “The avocado has been all the rage lately with every type of avocado toast you can imagine being found at nearby cafes. Additionally, avocados offer the benefits of healthy fat. But what about the avocado seed? Before you toss that seed, you may want to tune in to what it can do for you, such

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as providing amazing antioxidants, possibly helping reduce the risks of Alzheimer’s and lowering pain from toothaches. It also may aid in the treatment of diabetes, constipation and diarrhea, and arthritis — not to mention its antifungal properties, collagen benefits, cholesterol-lowering effects and more — making it the latest and greatest super-seed.

“There is another side to this story that you need to consider, however. Are avocado seeds edible? The California Avocado Commission specifically states that there is not enough data to know just how good the avocado seed is for you. Basically, it recommends avoiding it for now and suggests that sticking with the amazing nutrition found in the avocado flesh is a far better choice.

“On the other hand, research is being conducted. One study indicates that evidence leans on the side of it being a healthy alternative to consume and use with cosmetics.  Below I share what I have found so that you can decide for yourself, but always take precautions when trying anything new or anything that has not been supported by enough data prior to consuming. ”

For Dr. Axs’s pros and cons, please read the rest of this article. This powerful antioxidant resource can be used topically and if you’re interested in trying it, this video shows how to process the seeds into a useful powder.

8 thoughts on “Avocado Seeds for Anti Aging?

    1. Mom is going to try drying them, too… She had boiled them with eggs, then sliced them to put in salads – says they are sort of like water chestnuts. The eggshells turned pale pink, so Pops refused to eat the boiled eggs.
      Purrseidon

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      1. I heard that peach pits also contain cyanide, as does the bark of the tree… We have a little peach tree, and the chicks love the jjuicy fruit, but the staff makes sure they don’t get the pits for this reason. Mom is rather strange and says peach pits look like almonds, so purrhaps one could poison someone by sneaking peach pits into a serving of almond pits…. I think she has read too many murder mysteries.
        Purrseidon

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