Avocado Oil: What You’re Missing if You’re Not Using It in the Kitchen
The task of choosing an oil to cook with can be daunting. olive oil, coconut oil, peanut oil…the endless choices can begin to make your brain start to rattle. Who can keep up with the balancing act of choosing an oil that won’t break your wallet and tighten your belt? So, where do we begin? Luckily, avocado oil is one of those oils that is an easy, practical choice that eliminates the clutter of our modern diet. What’s even more exciting to know is that it is a healthy, delicious, versatile and easy to use oil with many health benefits to keep you coming back for more.
The ‘Good’ Fats
For many, it is no secret that avocados are made up of the “good” fats and one of nature’s healthiest foods. The main essential fatty acid found in avocados is monounsaturated oleic acid. Studies have revealed avocado oil lowers blood pressure and reduces inflammation in conditions such as arthritis.
Oleic acid is also highly resistant to oxidation. This oil will not go rancid as quickly as many other oils when stored for longer periods of time. As an oil that can offer you stability, it can be used for cooking at higher temperatures (stir fry, sauté, etc.) without breaking down and losing some of its health benefits.
Antioxidants + Vitamins
When it comes to nutrient dense foods, this fruit packs a punch. Avocados are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, D nd E. Avocado oil can strengthen your skin, nourish your hair, improve digestion, and help detoxify your body.
You may also be happy to know that this oil can even help you lose weight. Due to avocado oil being full of powerful nutrients, it can help make you feel full faster. Your appetite may also be satisfied longer. Combined with other foods, these vitamins and essential fatty acids found in avocado oil can give you more energy. In turn, this can make it easier to enjoy physical activities you might not have felt like doing otherwise.
A Taste to Leave Your Palate Begging for More
One of the top benefits to avocado oil is the great taste! This oil is light, fresh and ideal for food. Incorporating avocado oil into your lifestyle can be as simple as making a mouthwatering salad dressing. It can also be used to make delicious condiments or the perfect oil for cooking your favorite vegetables. Author: Melissa Lyczynski
Delish and Easy Broccolini
This is a fabulous side dish to add to your weekly dinner plans. It is perfect for busy week nights and full of nutrients.
- 1-2 bunches broccolini fresh, organic
- 1 tsp garlic, powder organic
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
Heat pan on stove, add avocado oil, fresh broccolini, sprinkle with garlic, sea salt, pepper. Cook in pan on medium heat, stirring frequently until bright green and slightly browned on the stems.