Top 5 Health Benefits of Avocado Leaves

Most of us know that avocados possess many health benefits, it’s kind of old news – but ever important, as they’re hardly ever going to go out of style. Did you know that avocado leaves are equally as good for you? Avocado leaves actually contain more nutrients than the fruit itself. They are rich in fibre, protein and minerals which are all important for human health as they protect our bodies and help prevent disease. There are different ways to use the avocado leaves, you can for example, boil them to make a tea or mash them into a puree. The puree works perfectly as a natural skin care product. You’ll gain plenty of health benefits from drinking, eating and using avocado leaves in other ways too. Read on to learn about these 5 Health Benefits of Avocado Leaves!

1. Supports skin health and promotes silky-smooth skin

Since the leaves are high in antioxidants they help to clean the skin and pores. Some say they also keep your skin from aging. You can mash the avocado leaves and apply it onto your skin – leave for 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

2. Helps reduce cancer risk

Cancer can occur if cell DNA mutates and starts growing     uncontrolled. This mutation can be caused by free radicals and since avocado leaves have a strong antioxidant effect, which helps to fight these free radicals, they are equipped to protect cells from damage.

3. Good for diabetics

Avocado leaves can help lower blood sugar and therefore can be used as a dietary aid in a diabetic’s nutrition.

4. Helps reduce pain and tension

Avocado leaf extract has shown anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects on toothache, menstrual cramps, headache and back pain.

5. Protects our bodies against degenerative diseases 

The leaves contain flavonol components which help to protect the body from degenerative diseases as well, since they help prevent premature aging.    

Before taking conventional pain-relieving pills or other types of medicine, (many of which may well contain substances you’re not aware of) do some research. The natural pharmacy (Mother Nature) grows all around us, even if not exactly where you live – the accessibility is high, growing and the information is out there! Humans have used plants, herbs and flowers for as long as we’ve existed to treat various ailments. Deriving the maximum benefit from the best foods we can manage to consume is also a sure fire way of preventing those diseases occurring in the first place!

Have you tried avocado leaves? How do they make you feel and what health benefits have you noticed? Let us know in the comments below and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. In the meantime, here are more healthy foods to help you Keep YOUR Fit ON!

Pepita Andersson

Pepita from Sweden, is a certified nutritionist with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a passion for food and mental health. With a burning interest in both nutrition and the human brain, she strives to increase understanding of how these are strongly related. She wants to guide people on how to create a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle – the goal being to achieve a constant state of love and caring for their minds and bodies.

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