A simple trip to the grocery store these days can feel like a mental jigsaw puzzle. Who can keep up with trying to balance our wallets, weight and worries about our food? It’s practically impossible to keep track of the latest health news, fads and recommendations cluttering our consciousness. Luckily, avocado oil
is a practical choice that cuts through the clutter of our modern diet dilemma. You’ll be delighted to know that it is delicious, versatile and easy to use – and the benefits of avocado oil
don’t stop there.
1. ‘Good’ Monounsaturated Fats
Have you heard someone say that avocados are made of “good” fat?
That smart person was referring to monounsaturated fats. These omega-9 fatty acids are considered an important part of a healthy diet.
2. High Smoke Point of Avocado Oil
While it’s true that you are what you eat, how you cook your food can be equally as important. When we cook, especially at high heats, the oils we cook with can burn.
Different Smoke Point of Oils
Don’t panic, there's good news! Each oil has a different temperature the breakdown process begins, called the smoke point
. Avocado oil has the highest smoke point of cooking oils, from 470-500°F, making it by far the safest oil for high heat cooking. Due to having a high smoke point, avocado oil is great for baking, roasting, sauteing, and frying.
Virgin oils, like extra virgin olive oils, are the least safe for cooking as they have an extremely low smoke point. For example, virgin avocado oil has a smoke point of 350°F, making it ideal for dressing & lightly sauteing.
To learn about the levels of different smoke point of cooking oils, check out our blog, Avocado Oil 101 – Most Versatile Cooking Oil.
3. Great Taste of Avocado Oil
One of the best benefits of avocado oil is the great taste! Unlike many other overpowering strongly flavored oils, refined avocado oil is light, fresh and perfect for food. Avocado oil can be easily used in place of olive oil, coconut oil or sesame oil with delicious results. Chosen Foods Avocado Oil is 100% pure, non-GMO, and glyphosate residue free meaning you can feed good about putting it into your favorite recipes & pairing it with your favorite foods.
It also makes delicious condiments, salad dressings and marinade
for meat and vegetables. Simply swap avocado oil in equal parts for your next oil based recipe to taste the difference. To discover all the great foods you can make with avocado oil, view Chosen Foods recipes
Ready to start reaping the benefits? Try using avocado oil to create a DIY leave-in hair conditioner or combine the oil with honey, lemon and sugar to create a homemade facial scrub. The avocado oil and honey will nourish your skin, while the lemon juice and sugar will help to exfoliate and brighten. Here are the steps to create a moisturizing facial scrub if you decide to have a self care night at home.
Homemade Facial Scrub With Avocado Oil
- 1 tablespoon of avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- In a small bowl, mix together the avocado oil, honey, lemon juice, and sugar
- Wet your face with warm water and apply the scrub in gentle circular motions, focusing on your T-zone and other areas with blackheads or excess oil.
- Leave the scrub on for 5-10 minutes, or until it dries completely.
- Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
- Follow up with your regular skincare routine.
This scrub is suitable for all skin types and can be used once or twice a week for best results.
The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical treatment, advice, or diagnosis.