Avocado oil is a good source of:
- Oleic Acid
- Vitamin E
- HDL Cholesterol
Avocado oil is also an excellent source of lutein. Lutein is a carotenoid, a type of vitamin found as the yellow, orange, and red pigments in certain plants which gives these fruits and vegetables their colors.
Potential Health Benefits of Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is a heart-healthy oil, high in oleic acid, which is an unsaturated fat. It contains vitamin E and also helps the body absorb other fat-soluble vitamins.
While research on the potential benefits of avocado oil is still in the animal-testing phase, current data suggests that it has the potential to provide the following benefits:
Avocado oil is low in LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol, and high in HDL, or “good,” cholesterol. HDL cholesterol helps your body eliminate LDL cholesterol, which has been linked to strokes as well as to heart and artery diseases.
Lower Blood Pressure
Similar to olive oil, avocado oil has a high amount of oleic acid, which has been shown to lower blood pressure.
Improved Heart Health
Lower cholesterol and blood pressure contribute to good heart health, but avocado oil also may be able to help reverse the inflammatory processes associated with cardiovascular risk. One study found that rats that were fed sugar and given a supplement of avocado oil were less likely to suffer cardiac events than rats who were fed sugar without the supplement.