Avocado is my favourite fruit (yes, I said fruit). Not only are they yummy on their own, but their versatility and nutritional value make them even more valuable! We should all eat more avocado and here’s why!
Mash it up into a face-pack or eating a portion can do wonders for your skin. Packed full of antioxidant carotenoids like alpha carotene, beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutin and zeaxanthin, this fruit can seriously improve your skin from the inside out, providing protection for your skin from environmental damage which causes wrinkles, dry skin and signs of ageing.
Eating a diet rich in carotenoids in your diet has been shown in scientific studies to improve your skin’s thickness, tone and general appearance.
Avocado also contains high levels of vitamin C which is water soluble and cannot be stored by the body. Vitamin c also plays a part in the creation of elastin and collagen which bind the cells together, helping your skin to keep firm,
This versatile fruit also contains Vitamin E which is fat soluble and helps to prevents free radical damage from oxidizing fats in your skin cells that can lead to ageing skin.
Vitamin E is much better for you and your skin when it’s obtained from natural sources like avocados. Here’s 15 other types of foods that are good sources of this important fat soluble vitamin.
Avocados have 18 of the 22 oleic amino acids. Seriously powerful. What the…! I hear you cry! Well, This omega-9, mono-unsaturated fatty acid maintains the moisture levels in the epidermis (a layer of your skin) helping to keep it soft. Get a red face in the sun or from drinking too much vino? Eat an avocado as it reduces irritation and facial redness!
Check out these skin-calming avocado smoothies for skin and this video which shows you how to make a power-packed skin smoothie too.