Avocado is simply one of nature’s most delicious, diverse and nutritious superfoods. Yet avocado oil itself is a little known potion of royal proportions. It’s light yet rich flavor is packed with vitamins, minerals and all the good fats that are essential for brain health and the proper functioning of your endocrine system.
Here are some other highly effective ways avocado oil can be used:
- Butter Substitute: Avocado oil is an excellent substitute for butter when it comes to baking, spreading on toast, or even mixing it into popcorn. You can also create a simple herb-infused avocado oil mixture and use it as a spread, or a delicacy for drizzling over veggies.
- Cooking Oil: Avocado oil gives you a heart healthy boost when used for cooking. Packed with monosaturated fats, it offers a healthy dose of cardioprotective fats while contributing a rich flavor to your foods.
- Salad Dressing: Use avocado oil as a sumptuous buttery alternative to using olive oil on your salad.
- Marinade: Use avocado oil to add that moist, juicy texture to your proteins- just use it to marinade meat or fish for an hour or two along with your favorite spice mix, and taste the magic!
- Flavor Enhancer: A touch of avocado oil over your soups and gravies can bring out your recipe’s natural flavors and adds that heart-healthy richness to your food.
- Skincare: Avocado oil is touted as natural sunscreen as it helps to reduce the effects of sun damage such as sun spots. It is also very soothing and moisturizing to the skin. Avocado oil serves as a wonderful body lotion, especially when you add your favorite organic essential oil blend.
- Makeup Remover: Avocado is a stellar natural makeup remover as it is very gentle for those delicate areas such as around the eyes.
- Hair Conditioner: Known as one of the best kep secrets, avocado oil can be a great leave-in conditioner, especially for dry, unmanageable hair. It’s light consistency moisturizes your hair without leaving you with a sticky or greasy feeling. Massaging avocado oil on the scalp naturally helps relieve scalp infections and irritation, dryness and even dandruff.