Avocado for skin health
These green bulbous creamy textured fruit might just be the ultimate skin friendly nutritious treat. When included in your diet as part of your regular meals it can do wonders for the complexion. They contain over 25 vital nutrients including vitamins (A, B, C, E, and K) and minerals such as copper, potassium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. A great source of antioxidant carotenoids such as alpha carotene, beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein. These free radical quenching compounds protect your skin from environmental damage that leads to the visible effects of premature ageing. Vitamin E is another mega skin antioxidant which is fat soluble so used by the body in a different way, It is great at assisting the healing process and research has shown vitamin E can reduce the effects of UVA and UVB radiation from sun exposure on skin.
One of the main avocado skin super benefits comes from their high oil content This monounsaturated fatty acid maintains moisture in the epidermal layer of your skin, helping to make it soft and hydrated. Omega-9 is key in regenerating damaged skin cells and reducing facial redness and irritation and one of the building blocks of healthy skin.
I personally love adding to juices and smoothies for a natural creamy taste and texture, or simply smooshing up with a fork adding some lemon juice, salt, cayenne pepper and spreading on raw crackers or corn thins for breakfast