As you might already know, being one of the superfoods, avocado protects the heart, protects the eye, prevents osteoporosis, prevents cancer, improves digestion, and also detoxes your body. It also contains high amounts of healthy fats, which is often said to help lower bad cholesterol.
But, do you know that the avocado seed is where most of the fruits nutrient potential resides?
Nutritional value of Avocado seeds
The seed holds a whopping 70% of the avocado’s antioxidants as well as polyphenols. Polyphenols play an important role as a prebiotic, as it helps increase the beneficial bacteria in your gut. A healthy gut is important for weight management and disease prevention. Avocado seeds also contain more soluble fibre than other top-tier fibre foods. Soluble fibre helps to maintain your weight as it keeps you fuller for a longer period, and it also helps in aiding your bowel movements.
Dr. Tom Wu, who has earned the “World Famous Doctor” award from the United Nations for his breakthroughs with diabetes and cancer, says he always eats the seed and recommends heart disease patients do the same. “This soluble fibre binds to the fat and excess cholesterol. Then we can lower cholesterol and improve heart function naturally. Soluble fibre is tough to get in our diet. Oatmeal has some, but it cannot compare with the avocado seed.”
So how do you add avocado seeds into your diet?
1. Make an Avocado Seed Tea
Once you have devoured your avocado flesh, take the seed and give it a rinse. After that, chop it up into slices and add it to a pot of water. Bring the water to boil for about 30 minutes.
According to people who have tried this, you can lose up to 8kg drinking 1 litre of this Avocado Seed Tea every day for 2 weeks!
Tip: If boiling the tea is not your thing, you can also dice up the avocado seed and place the bits into a tea bag or a tea infuser as an instant tea.
This tea is not suitable for pregnant ladies as it can clear the intestine.
2. Add it to smoothies
You can also add the avocado seed into your smoothies, if the previous option is not really your cup of tea.
Simply take the seed, chop it into slices, and blend them into your smoothies for some extra nutrients in your health drink. To counteract the bitter taste, you can add in a few slices of lemon or lime to make your smoothies more refreshing.