What would we do without avocado? In addition to being delicious, it offers us many benefits to take care of our health. It is also one of our star ingredients to create products for the care of your hair. We tell you more about its advantages and how you can take advantage of it every day.
In our blog we had already told you about some of the benefits of avocado for your health. A food that you can consume every day but that also serves as an ingredient to create beauty products such as masks, creams, oils and shampoos, just to give an example.
Avocado is also known as palta or simply avocado. It is a fruit rich in vitamins C, E and K, as well as minerals such as potassium and magnesium. Yes, you read that right, it is a fruit although many people believe that it is a vegetable.
Just to name a few benefits of avocado:
- Hydrate your skin
- Promotes the growth and health of your hair
- Helps prevent cardiovascular disease
- Acts as a natural antioxidant
- Helps lower high levels of bad cholesterol
avocado in nutrition
We start by telling you that including avocado in your diet is an excellent way to have healthy nutrition. Avocado aids in weight loss and can be of great help to those suffering from special conditions such as diabetes.
Its high level of fiber gives a feeling of satiety, while regulating the absorption of sugars. However, as it is a very caloric food, you should consume it in small amounts during the day. Something like half an avocado for breakfast or lunch.
Avocado is a very practical and easy to consume food. In addition, you can use it in different ways so that its consumption does not tire you, but rather you find a variety of preparations.
You can use your avocado in salads, combining it with other vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumber, to make a nutritious and healthy side dish that accompanies your proteins such as meat or chicken.
In smoothies or shakes
You can also drink avocado in delicious smoothies with a high level of protein. You can combine it with banana and spinach. Use your favorite milk.
You will achieve a healthy smoothie to start your day, taking advantage of all the nutrients of the avocado.
You can also prepare delicious sauces with avocado that serve as a dressing for your pasta or salads.
There are many options to include avocado in your diet and give your nutrition a healthy and delicious twist.
avocado for hair care
At eva+avo we consider avocado a magical food and that is why it is one of our ingredients to create hair care products. The benefits of avocado are many and there are several products that can be made with avocado for beauty.
From nourishing shampoos to body creams, through oils and hair masks. Our cleansing shampoo is one of these products. In addition to cleaning your hair and scalp, it nourishes it and gives it life, taking advantage of all the benefits of avocado and wild rosemary oil.
And if you want to go deeper into caring for your hair, try our nourishing hair mask. Masks are a way to take care of your hair on a regular basis, complementing the use of your shampoo and conditioner. It is ideal for damaged hair, dyed hair or those that simply want to be pampered.
Here we tell you more about the hair mask and why it is important to include it in your care routine. Hair masks, like this avocado one, can be used twice a week to nourish your hair. The avocado mask:
- Promotes the growth of your hair.
- Avoid the fall.
- Gives shine to your hair.
- It leaves it softer so it's easy to comb.
- It soothes damaged ends and is good for colored hair.
Avocado oil is also an excellent option to take care of your hair. Our shiny avocado oil leaves your hair looking amazing. Smooth, shiny and healthy for longer.
Avocado for general health
Does avocado cure diseases? Without a doubt, its benefits are many and it can be of great help to maintain optimal health and prevent many medical conditions.
Avocado and avocado products can help our body in many ways. We mention some:
Prevents premature aging
Avocado helps a lot to the health and appearance of our skin. Avocado products such as creams and oils can combat stretch marks and cellulite, as well as diminish signs of aging such as wrinkles.
Avocado is rich in vitamin C so it promotes collagen production to give your skin elasticity and firmness. Not to mention that it is a natural antioxidant that offers your skin nutrients to keep it hydrated and looking healthy.
Helps increase muscle mass
If you exercise regularly and are looking to build muscle mass, avocado can be a perfect ally. Eating avocado before your physical activity can promote muscle formation, as it is a food rich in fat, which makes it an excellent source of energy before exercise.
Avocado also provides magnesium, ideal for muscle contraction, and potassium, which helps in post-training rest and avoid injuries.
Promotes brain function
Avocado products and the avocado itself are also very helpful for memory and concentration. Its levels of folic acid and magnesium help prevent conditions such as depression and relieve symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Prevents heart disease
Avocado also lowers what are known as blood markers that increase the risks of heart disease. Its healthy fat helps lower "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides.
If you suffer from high blood pressure, avocado can also help you if you include it in your nutrition on a regular and balanced basis.
How to care for avocados and store them
It may have happened to you that you buy an avocado that is apparently ready to eat, but if you leave it for too long, it simply spoils.
Avocado is one of the most delicate foods, so we recommend consuming it as soon as possible after you bring it home, especially if it is “ripe”. Once you open them and if you are not going to consume them completely you can store them in the fridge.
A trick so that they are not damaged when they are in the fridge is to sprinkle a few drops of oil around them and cover them with aluminum foil. This will allow the avocado to maintain its color and texture so you can consume it later.
Visit our store and know in detail all the products we have created taking advantage of many of the benefits of avocado. We believe that avocado products are ideal for your well-being and for leading a healthier lifestyle.
At eva+avo we believe in the power of nature to promote healthier habits, through products rich in nutrients that you can include in your daily routine to make your hair look healthy, soft and shiny. As you have always wanted!