Avocado seeds have been habitually thrown away by modern society even though they take up more than 18% of the fruit.

However, after observing the use of avocado seeds by the American Indian culture to cure digestive disorders such as ulcers, gastroenteritis and flatulence, a number of studies were conducted to prove the multiple health claims that it had gained for centuries. The discoveries revealed more than anyone could have ever expected from the humble avocado seed!

As it turns out, avocado seeds contain incredible health benefits and are a rich source of fiber, antioxidants and disease-preventative compounds.

In 2003 the University of Singapore conducted a study to observe the antioxidant compound in tropical fruit seeds and found that they contained more than 70% antioxidant value than the fruit itself. Avocado seeds were one of the top choices for antioxidant power, which makes them an excellent way to combat aging, cellular deterioration and oxidative stress in the body.

In 2009 the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine analyzed the effect of avocado seed extract on bacteria and fungi and candida. The test tube study revealed that avocado seeds are able to successfully inhibit pathogens such as fungal bacteria and candida, as well as having the added benefit of inhibiting the spread of yellow fever.

The most recent study took place in April 2015, where Canadian and Italian scientists gathered to study the effect of avocado seed extract on cancer cells, with a particular focus on preventing the spread of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) cells. AML is a cancer which develops in bone marrow and then spreads into the bloodstream in the form of leukemia. It was found that not only did avocado seed extract destroy AML cells, but it also had absolutely no negative side effect on normal blood cells, which is something that chemotherapy cannot offer.

What Makes an Avocado Seed So Powerful?

The incredible dose of antioxidants contained in each avocado seed has multiple health benefits as it reduces free radical damage and oxidative stress caused by pollution, food chemicals and the sun’s harmful UV rays. Antioxidants help to reduce aging on a cellular level, which helps to keep the heart, brain and entire body healthy.

It also contains an intense dose of soluble fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol levels, reduce blood pressure and eliminates toxins and disease from the body. Dietary fiber is essential in maintaining a healthy digestive system as it helps to reduce constipation, flatulence, inflammation and improves nutrient absorption.

A physician who has been honored by both the American Cancer Society and the United Nations, Dr. Tom Wu, has confirmed that avocado seeds contain the highest amounts of soluble fiber compared to any other natural food source.

The seed is also full of essential fatty acids and avocado oil, which helps to nourish joints, bones and skin tissue. It further helps to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels, keeping the heart at a low risk for heart disease, stroke and heart failure. Avocado oil has also proven to be excellent for hair, helping to nourish follicles for long and strong hair.

Chronic inflammation can lead to multiple diseases and painful ailments and avocado seeds are exactly what your body needs to fight it. They contain catechins and procyanidins, which are powerful anti-inflammatory compounds that can help to reduce arthritis, hypertension and other inflammatory diseases.

Lastly, the California Avocado Society has confirmed that avocado seeds are a rich source of potassium, which helps to reduce muscle cramps and helps the body to maintain fluid balance, eliminating water retention and toxin buildup.

How Can You Include Avocado Seeds in Your Diet?

Avocado seeds are not as hard to dissect as one might think: simply slice it into quarters and then add it to your regular smoothie for an incredible boost in nutrition.

Alternatively, add the quarters to a blender or grinder and make into a powder for future use. Its tannins give it a bitter taste, so it’s best to add to smoothies, cereals or fruit juice. You can also grate it and use it as a garnish on salads or in soups, sauces and creative meals.

Half an avocado seed gives you sufficient benefits to count as one full serving.

Originally posted 2016-04-24 11:55:47.

 

There are so many ways you can use apple cider vinegar in your daily routine, it works great for pretty much anything, from treating an upset stomach, dealing with skin problems to cleaning your house. And believe me, once you start to use it, you won’t turn back.

The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are endless, here re some creative and simple ways to add the benefits of apple cider vinegar to your life:

1. For cleaning purpose, make this “all-purpose cleaner”with apple cider vinegar

You have to prepare 1 part water, 1 part apple cider vinegar and a few drops of essential oil. Mix them in a spray bottle and use anytime when you want.

2. It can be added to your smoothie, but keep in mind of that just add a little as it has strong taste.

3. You can rub your teeth with apple cider vinegar and then rinse with water, it will remove stains and keep your teeth whiter.

4. Feeling tired after a whole day work? Then add a cup apple cider vinegar to your bath water to have a relaxing bath. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. A hot bath with apple cider vinegar also helps flush out toxins through the skin, so this is also a great detoxification process.

5. Apple cider vinegar helps you detox the whole body. It’s recommended to take it before your meal by mixing 2-3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of tomato juice.

6. Apple cider vinegar is a good ingredient for dressing. For making your food taste great, try these easy-to-make dressing recipes with apple cider vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar with olive oil dressing

  • 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • A few salt and pepper to taste

Apple cider vinegar, yogurt and honey dressing

  • 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon raw honey
  • Salt to taste

Mix the ingredients well and you get a great dressing for salads, vegetables and meats.

7. Apple cider vinegar works effectively to increase your metabolism, this is due to its rich content of vitamins and minerals, especially the high amount of potassium it contains.

8. It’s a simple remedy for relieving a sore throat. Simply mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup of warm water and gargle with the mixture every hour or as needed.

9. It can help you get rid of dandruff. Add 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar to 4 cups of water and pour over your hair after shampooing. Rinse with water after 1-2 minutes.

10. Want to get rid of acne? Try to mix 1 part apple cider vinegar to 4 parts water. Apply it to the affected area with a cotton pad, leave it for some minutes and rinse with cold water. Do 2-3 times a day.

11. Candida may results in several symptoms, such as lack of energy, bad memory, sugar cravings as well as yeast infections. Apple cider vinegar helps you get rid of candida due to its natural enzymes. Add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bathtub and soak for half an hour.

12. Take 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar followed by a cup of water will help you deal with heartburn. It works by orrecting low acid, thus reducing heartburn symptoms.

13. The mixture of 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water is a great solution for cleaning your kitchen and toilet. This mixture also acts as a natural room fresher.

14. It’s highly recommended to add a teaspoon or two of apple cider vinegar when you’re cooking your bone broth. As it will help draw more minerals out of the bones.

15. If you’re suffering from painful sunburn, use apple cider vinegar. Mix a cup of apple cider vinegar in a lukewarm bath to soothe the uncomfort feeling.

16. It clears a stuffy nose. Add a teaspoon apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drinking, it will give you a relief quickly.

17. It helps relieve migraines by mixing 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoon raw honey in a cup water. Drink it twice a day.

18. Add 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar to 16 oz of water and sip this solution throughout the day, it will promote weight loss.

19. It’s also a fantastic ingredient for flea redution. Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar and 1 part water and spray it on your pets’ skin to repell the fleas on your pets.

20. It works well to help you get rid of hiccups.

The benefits of apple cider vinegar to health are still not stopping here, it also:

  1. Prevents flu
  2. Reduces inflammation from arthritis
  3. Aids digestion
  4. Improves sleep
  5. Strengthens bones
  6. Eases constipation
  7. Treats ear infections
  8. Helps treat eczema
  9. Lowers blood pressure
  10. Relieves Gout
  11. Balances the body’s pH level
  12. Lowers cholesterol
  13. Reduces blood glucose level in diabetics
  14. Removes nail fungus
  15. Soothes bug bites

Now you know, apple cider vinegar is really a miracle product that can be used in so many different ways. Do you have more creative ways to use it in your daily life? Share with us.

Originally posted 2016-03-23 11:38:59.

goutDespite the possibility of several different crystals being involved, the most likely cause for gout is uric acid crystals deposited in a joint, most commonly the great toe joint. Whatever the cause, the following procedure should prove helpful, without the need for medication.

Dietary Recommendations – Eat a generous amount of parsley, it does not need necessarily to be added to meals, just grab a handful and eat raw when it suits. It is the kidneys favourite food!

Also, dissolve a teaspoon of marmite in a mug of hot water and drink at least one each day as this supports the electrolyte balance.

Separate starch and protein in the main meal of the day by 4 hours. Also go low on fruits as they tend to be acid forming.

Requirements

    2 bowls with enough water to cover the foot to the ankle.
    Fill one with water as hot as bearable but not so hot as to scald.
    The second bowl should be filled with water as cold as possible, including ice cubes.

Method – You must always start with the foot in the hot water and finish in the cold. Place the foot in the hot bath for 10 seconds, then immediately into the cold for 5 seconds, repeat this procedure at least 10 times, finishing in cold. For maximum benefit repeat as often as possible at least twice a day, the problem should then resolve in a few days or so.

Originally posted 2016-03-13 11:27:59.

bone brothFrom the beginning of time (well, at least since there’s been fire), man has been eating bone broth. Have you ever wondered why?

I’m sure you remember your mother or grandmother telling you to make sure to eat your chicken soup when you were sick. And likely when you did, you actually felt better. Have you ever wondered why?

I recommend everyone make bone broth and incorporate it into your dietary routine. Here’s why.

1. It heals a leaky gut.

The gelatin in bone broth protects and heals the mucosal lining of the digestive tract and helps aid in the digestion of nutrients.

2. Fights infections such as colds and flu.

A study published in the journal Chest shows eating chicken soup during a respiratory infection reduces the number of white blood cells, which are the cells that cause flu and cold symptoms.

3. Reduces joint pain and inflammation.

The glucosamine in bone broth can actually stimulate the growth of new collagen, repair damaged joints and reduce pain and inflammation.

4. Produces gorgeous skin, hair and nails.

The collagen and gelatin in bone broth supports hair growth and helps to keep your nails strong.

5. Helps with bone formations, growth and repair.

The calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in bone broth helps our bones to grow and repair.

6. Saves you money.

Homemade bone broth is cheaper and healthier than store bought.

7. Super easy to make.

All you need is a crockpot. Throw all of the ingredients into the crockpot and it cooks while you sleep.

8. Healthier than buying supplements.

Homemade bone broth contains all nutrients and minerals found in bones and tendons rather than just one or two found in pills. Slow cooking preserves the nutrients better than the high heat extraction used to make supplements.

9. Fights inflammation.

Bone broth is very high in the anti-inflammatory amino acids glycine and proline.

10. Promotes sleep and calms the mind.

The amino acid glycine found in bone broth can be very calming.

Gut-Healing Chicken Broth Recipe

Ingredients:

1 organic whole chicken
8 c of water
4 -6 stalks of celery, finely chopped
½ white or yellow onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 inch ginger root, finely chopped
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar

Directions:

Place all of the above ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low heat for 8 -10 hours.

I like to cook mine until the meat is falling away from the bones.

I make this just before bed and it’s ready and hot for breakfast.

You can store any excess broth in the freezer and defrost for a later time.

Article Source: Benefits of bone broth

Originally posted 2014-08-20 11:55:14.