I remember the first time I tasted guacamole. It was delicious, but I had tried my best to steer clear of eating it for years because of its color and texture. When I found out that guacamole was made of avocados I became even more suspicious. How could something so tasty come from something so unattractive. I'm not saying that we all eat based off of the visual attractiveness of food, but let's face it we do! We have even created a word in the English language for refusing to eat something because of the way it looks; unappetizing. The moral of the story here is walking past the ugly green fruit (yes avocado is a fruit) in the grocery store may be just the thing that is keeping you from the great hair,skin, and even the lower blood pressure you've been struggling to achieve.
The uses of avocado go far beyond hair and skin. Unrefined avocado oil is the most convenient form to use for health purposes not only because it is easy to apply to skin, hair and easy to ingest but also because as with most fruits and vegetables found in the grocery store the peels may contain pesticides or other chemicals. If you are interested in taking part of the health benefits I strongly suggest you use the unrefined avocado oil which is the purest form first before experimenting with actual avocados. Even organic avocados have been tested and shown signs of chemicals.
Avocado oil contains more protein than any other fruit, and guess what hair is made of … you guessed it, protein! Hair is composed of a specific type of protein called keratin. Before hair even reaches the scalp, nutrients are brewing under your skin and combining to form strong proteins. The more nutrients present the stronger the hair shaft. This process is similar to a construction crew. A team of 5 builders working together can build a house, but how much nicer would that house be if the team had 10 builders. The nutrients in your scalp are a comparison to the builders of the construction crew. The “More the merrier” method ONLY works concerning nutrients. By this I mean that just because you use 5 different conditioners in your hair that each contain one essential oil or vitamin does not mean that your scalp will receive multiple nutrients and grow like crazy. The best route to take when attempting to get more vitamins in your scalp is to choose a product that contains multiple vitamins. When shopping around pay special attention to conditioners, shampoos and moisturizers that offer multiple vitamins. This way you get bang for your buck and you're not having to spend 8hrs on wash day piling product on top of product on your hair.
Avocado oil is also great for skin. Containing vitamin E, A, and C, avocado oil is a great moisturizer for skin. Scientific study has shown that avocado oil can combat the symptoms of psoriasis and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Why buy a “miracle cream” when you have the option of using something natural? Avocado oil is not only budget friendly but the amount of uses you get from just one purchase far out weighs buying individual products. For those of us battling with high blood pressure avocado oil is a great way to help regulate the levels. A teaspoon of avocado oil can be added to almost anything you eat. You can barely taste it and this is a great addition to a diet for anyone with family history of high blood pressure as well. When adding avocado oil to your diet also be aware that avocado oil increases the amount of nutrients your body is able to absorb so combining with a healthy diet gives you twice the nutrients!
Next time you walk through the grocery store you may just stop and think more about that ugly green fruit. Just remember as a firs time user the best option would be to be the unrefined oil and give it a trial run. You can add avocado oil to your hair routine, after shave on skin, lotion for babies, people with sensitive skin or psoriasis, to reduce wrinkles and so much more. Be aware that once you let the secret get out of how many uses it has you may just have to hide it from the rest of your family!