Avocados Belong In Your Hair Care Products, Not Just On Your Toast!
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Avocados are the biggest thing since flare jeans. There’s new restaurants opening using avocado as its main ingredient. There’s millions of photos on Instagram of avocado toast. There’s even avocado ice cream. And all of this is for good reason. This fruit is packed with nutrients and healthy fat, which touts numerous benefits, from the inside, out.
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one serving of an Avocado contains:
- 64 calories
- Almost 6g of healthy fat
- About 3g of carbohydrates
- Less than a gram of sugar
- Almost 3g of fiber
They are great sources of fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, folate, beta carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, lutein & zeaxanthin, and Vitamin K1. The fat that avocados are made of are healthy and beneficial, keeping you full and satiated.
Internal Benefits of Avocados
The benefits of avocados range from heart to vision and bone health. Studies have shown regular consumption of beta-sitosterol and other plant sterols have been seen to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Avocados also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals that are especially concentrated in your eyes to provide antioxidant protection. And, because Avocados provided about 25% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin K, it plays an important role for bone health. While Vitamin K is often overshadowed by calcium and vitamin D, it is actually just as important, supporting bone health by increasing calcium absorption and reducing the excretion of calcium. Eat up!
External Benefits of Avocados
Not only do we see avocado on toast and in numerous recipes, but it is also in many skin and hair care products. The same fats that are great for your body can also help you achieve maximum skin and hair health. Avocado oils and butters are now staples in hair care products, especially hair masks.
Hair care masks with avocado have been shown to provide your hair with that healthy glow you’ve been looking for. It’s perfect after the winter months that leave you with dull hair and dry ends. A superior Hair Repair Treatment Mask will provide more than Avocado! Look for other ingredients like Shea Butter, Olive Oil and Vitamin E to protect your hair, nourish your scalp, and revive over-processed, damaged hair.