Avocado is primarily used for its fresh flavor and creamy texture to make delicious recipes like guacamole, pudding, or Instagram-worthy avocado toast. You must add avocado to your diet for its plethora of health benefits. [source] that give you a beauty boost from the inside out.
There are few foods that are better for skin and hair than avocado. Packed with nutrients like antioxidants, minerals, carotenoids, protein, fiber, phytosterols, and omega-3 fatty acids, the benefits of avocado are seemingly endless.
You can apply the green fruit directly on your face in the form of a mask and you can also put it on your hair. But why should you?
beauty benefits of avocado
You may have heard that avocados contain healthy fats. In fact, the fat in avocado is called oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid that is believed to have anti-inflammatory effects. [source]plus additional health benefits.
This makes avocado a great choice for dry, itchy, or acne-prone skin, as it adds an extra layer of hydration, reduces redness, and can even block UV rays to some extent. The antioxidants and vitamins in avocado also contribute to these benefits, making it a true superfood.
High in fiber and low in carbohydrates, avocados have been linked to the ability to lose weight. [source]. It seems that including avocado in your diet naturally causes you to eat fewer calories than people who have not eaten the fruit.
Another study showed that avocado oil could stimulate collagen metabolism [source]. This could have anti-aging effects and help your skin heal, whether from sun damage or skin problems.
When it comes to hair, it is biotin, vitamin B-5, and vitamin E that contribute to its good health. And – you guessed it! – Avocado has it all. Biotin is particularly important for healthy hair, nails, and skin.
While it won’t make hair grow faster, people with biotin deficiency will notice hair thinning and loss. [source]. Similarly, a biotin deficiency can lead to brittle nails, dry skin, and skin rashes.
Avocado Cucumber Soup That Enhances Beauty
They make you want to follow an avocado diet, right? (Or maybe even bathe in them.) Before you get that far, start by trying this delicious cold soup, perfect after a workout or as a quick lunch or dinner. The water content of the cucumbers and the circulatory power of the cayenne pepper make this soup even better for the skin.
More avocado recipes
Do you want more recipes with avocado? Try the Beet Greens with Avocado Tahini Dressing, Avocado Cabbage Hummus Rolls, Southwestern BLT Salad with Spicy Lime Sauce, and Avocado Detox Smoothies.
Avocado and cucumber soup
Keyword: raw, soup
- 2 large cucumbers
- 1 avocado
- 1 lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
- a pinch of cayenne pepper
- chopped fresh coriander
Blend cucumbers, avocado, lime juice, sea salt, and cumin. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and garnish with fresh coriander. Serve immediately.
Photo by Ana Stanciu