If you’ve been reading my blog posts for a while, you’ll know very well that I love avocados. I see them as a perfect food for your hormones. In the past I’ve shared my thoughts on their many benefits – including the fascinating study that shows eating avocados improves the outcome and success rate of IVF treatments. I’ve recommended avocados not only to boost your fertility, but also to boost your own and your partner’s sex drive, as well as to combat the moodiness and fatigue that can come along with PMS. Perfectly packaged, so very versatile, and delicious – avocados really are a superfood, in my book. But what about avocado oil? Google recently marked this vegetable oil out as one of the hottest food trends of 2016. Now, we know that if it comes from avocados, it must be good, but what are some of the benefits of using avocado oil every day, over just eating avocados?
As I never recommend many cooking oils like canola, sunflower, safflower, general vegetable oil, because these kinds of oils have far more omega-6 than omega-3 and this produces inflammation in the body, I’m always on the lookout for a new oil to add to my cooking and salad-making repertoire. I already use coconut oil daily for its myriad benefits for hormonal health. But coconut is not always the flavor profile you want. Avocado oil has a similar nutritional makeup to olive oil, with the added benefits of being a source of bioavailable phyto-testosterone, having anti-estrogenic properties to prevent estrogen excess, and containing fats your hormones need to be transported around your bloodstream. Avocado oil is actually a common ingredient in natural progesterone creams – that’s how powerful it is for balancing hormones!
In the past I’ve shared recipes for avocado toast and avocado-based smoothies. I also love avocado and fruit salads in the summer (peaches or watermelon work really well), plus a sprig of mint. But avocado oil can be added to almost anything, and used as a cooking oil. It makes getting the benefits of avocado into every meal so much easier – and I’m all for that! Avocado oil has a smoke point of over 400F so it’s perfect for roasting veggies, stir fries, and sauteing greens. And what does it taste like? Well, avocados of course! In a really good way – creamy, nutty, smooth – it’s delicious.
The best kind of avocado oil
These days you can pretty much grab a jar of coconut oil at most grocery stores, but avocado oil is still much harder to come by. Especially the good kind that has no chemical additives. I rarely see it on the shelves of my favorite grocery stores, even natural food markets. That’s why I turn to Thrive Market to get my favorite brand of avocado oil.
Non-GMO and full of healthy fats, Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil is also expeller-pressed and lightly refined, leaving the delicate flavor, and all the nutritional goodness, of the avocado intact.
Ready to give avocado oil a try? For a limited time, Thrive Market is offering all of my readers and followers a FREE bottle of Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil! Which is a fantastic deal, considering it’s still pretty hard to source, even from your local Wholefoods. All you have to do is click here and ask for your free bottle of avocado oil to be delivered to your doorstep (they’ll also give you 15% off your next order). Let me know how you like it and share your recipes with me!
Always remember, that once you have the right information about how your body really works, you can start making health choices that finally start to work for you! You can do this – the science of your body is on your side!
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Roula Tselios says
What are your thoughts on Macadamia nut oil? I have been using this as an alternative oil in cooking due to higher smoke point as well.
We love avocados in my family! My mum has noticed that eating avocados is better for her eczema but means she puts on weight. When she stops eating them she loses weight but has worse skin. We’ve decided we prefer her to be cuddly with good skin which means we now love avocados in our house. My favourite way is mushed with lemon or lime juice in a salad, sliced with walnuts and lime juice or in a smoothie. I’m definitely going to try and get some avocado oil. I think Mum will love it.