This green wonder food is good for your heart, and even better for your skin. Avocado oil consists of 71 percent monounsaturated fatty acids, 13 percent polyunsaturated fatty acids, and 16 percent saturated fatty acids, all of which help to promote healthy
Now that we are in the harsher days of winter, it’s even more important we receive enough essential fatty acids, in the form of omega-3 and omega-6, to help heal dry skin. They’re called essential fatty acids (EFAs) for a reason: your body can’t make them on its own and requires a constant EFA stream in the diet.EFAs, like those found in coconuts, olives, and of course, avocados, are the building blocks of healthy cell membranes. These fats produce a natural oil barrier, allowing skin to appear hydrated, plump, and smooth. Monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids help keep skin moisturized from the inside out by absorbing the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Avocados pack a one-two punch, as they are a great source of both monounsaturated fats and vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that is essential for the maintenance of healthy skin. Avocados also contain vitamin C, which helps stimulate the skin’s collagen production. As we age, collagen production naturally decreases, making fine lines and wrinkles more pronounced. Adding vitamin C to help stimulate collagen production improves the skin’s ability to absorb moisture, leaving a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Give it a try let me know how you feel!
Fit In a Peanut Butter World is a blog created to provide information as it relates to skin, body and food health.