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The Healthiest Oils for Cooking, Hair and Skin Treatments and Improving Your Health like Avocado Oil, Flaxseed Oil and Pumpkin Seed Oil.

Avocado Oil Skin Benefits and How to Save Money on Moisturizers


Skin Benefits from Avocado Oil As healthy as it is on food and as a cooking oil, avocado oil also has some amazing benefits for your skin when used as a natural moisturizer.

Ahead is a look at why an increasing number of people are finding cold pressed avocado oil much more effective than those petrochemical-based face creams.

Avocado Oil is Good for Your Skin

Avocado oil benefits include very high levels of healthy monounsaturated fats, phytosterols and antioxidants like vitamin E. All of these nutrients would be likely to help better your skin tone over time when added to your diet regularly.

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The Truth about Avocado Oil for Hair Growth


Avocado-Pile1-283x375Can avocado oil actually help with hair growth and just what is in it that makes it so good for your hair?

Despite many websites giving a long list of vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fats and amino acids supposedly in avocado oil. And then giving reasons why all of these nutrients are responsible for its hair growth properties, the truth about using avocado oil on your hair is actually much simpler and more powerful.

First a little cleanup of some of the avocado oil hair growth myths out there.

Online Myths About Avocado Oil

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3 Homemade Avocado Oil Hair Treatments


Hair Treatments using Avocado Oil Here are three beneficial avocado oil treatments for your hair to improve its strength and shine. There is no need to buy expensive commercial conditioning treatments when these are so easy to make at home, all from ingredients straight out of the kitchen.

1. Avocado Hot Oil Treatment

Blend three to five tablespoons of avocado oil (depending on length of your hair) with three to five tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil and heat them in a saucepan on a very low heat until warmed to a comfortable temperature.

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The Top 3 Avocado Oil Health Benefits


Avocado-oil-beneficialAvocado oil benefits your health in three main ways – through its superior fatty acid profile, high in monounsaturated fats; through its phytosterols, particularly the good levels of  beta-sitosterol; and through its strong antioxidant content.

Ahead is a look into each of these 3 main health benefits of avocado oil and how it affects your body when you use it regularly, particularly as a replacement for harmful polyunsaturated cooking oils.

1. Avocado Oil’s Fatty Acid Profile

Avocado oil has a fatty acid profile weighted heavily towards monounsaturated fats. Typically, testing shows approximately 76% of the fat in avocado oil is monounsaturated, in the form of oleic and palmitoleic fatty acids.

The remainder is around 12% linoleic and alpha linolenic acids fatty acids (polyunsaturated and omega-3) and 12% palmitic and stearic saturated fats. Research studies suggest that monounsaturated fats are some of the healthiest to have in our diet.

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Where to Buy Avocado Oil Online


oil of AvocadosAvocado oil is one of the healthiest oils to use in cooking and in salad dressings and other recipes. It is rich in monounsaturated fats, phytosterols such as beta-sitosterol and high in antioxidants like vitamin E, lutein and alpha and beta-carotene.

While it would be best enjoyed unheated to preserve all of the health benefits, avocado oil is also one of the most heat stable of all cooking oils. With an amazingly high smoking point of up to 520 degrees fahrenheit, it is far superior to olive oil for high temperature cooking and frying.

What to Look for When Buying Avocado Oil

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Avocado Oil for Cooking and the Smoke Point of Oils


Cooking with Avocado Oil Despite all of its benefits for our health, avocado oil as a cooking oil is a very heat stable and one of the best possible oils for high-temperature frying.

Here’s why it’s worth changing from all those unhealthy processed oils, like cottonseed, soy, corn and canola oil, and even the healthier ones like olive oil, to avocado oil for cooking and frying with.

The Smoke Point of Oils

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Avocado Oil Vs Olive Oil for Healthy Cooking


Avocado-oil-kitchenIs avocado oil better than olive oil in your kitchen and should you even be frying with olive oil or can this be dangerous?

This page looks at the differences between olive oil and avocado oil and just what makes the later superior for healthy cooking.

What is Avocado Oil?

Like olive oil, avocado oil is one of the few cooking oils extracted directly from the fruit, rather than chemically extracted from seeds. Avocado fruit contains around 30% oil and it is extracted in a similar way to extra virgin olive oil.

Avocado oil is a very healthy cooking oil, with an extremely beneficial fatty acid profile, good levels of antioxidants and other healthy compounds. It also has a very high smoke point that makes it great for frying with.

Actually, in all of these ways it’s superior to the much more commonly used olive oil. Here’s why.

Frying with Avocado Oil instead of Olive Oil

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Can Pumpkin Seed Oil Prevent Hair Loss and Prostate Problems?


Pumpkin oil prostate treatmentExcessive levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a common cause of both hair loss and prostate problems for men.

Pumpkin seed oil contains many beneficial health nutrients and two in particular that are believed to provide protection against DHT damage. Here’s how pumpkin seed oil can help maintain healthy hair and prevent male prostate enlargement.

How DHT Causes Hair Loss and Prostate Problems

If you’re a man, regularly producing too much dihydrotestosterone in your body can cause hair loss and eventually male pattern baldness.

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Where to Buy Pumpkin Seed Oil Online


Best pumpkin oilThis page is designed to be a resource for where to find good pumpkin seed oil at the best price online. It covers the two main types – the Styrian version for culinary uses and the cold pressed oil, best used for its nutritional value and health benefits.

Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil

Styrian pumpkin seed oil, also known as kuerbiskernoel, is made by drying and low temperature roasting the seeds from the stripy green and yellow pumpkins from this traditional region of Austria.

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The Many Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Oil


health benefits of the oil of pumpkin seedAlong with being a great tasting culinary oil, pumpkin oil is most commonly taken for preventing hair loss and prostate problems, due to its reported DHT blocking properties.

This page has some of the other most important pumpkin seed health benefits and problems it can help with.

Pumpkin Seed Oil and Skin

Like the seeds, raw pumpkin seed oil can help improve skin tone and may be a beneficial supplement for many skin problems like acne, dry flaky skin, eczema and psoriasis.

Alongside the powerful antioxidant content, the high levels of natural fats would appear to be responsible for this effect.

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Pumpkin Seed Oil Nutrition and Dosage


KurbiskernolTraditional Styrian pumpkin seed oil is made from lightly roasted pumpkin seeds that are pressed to extract a dark green oil. It has a rich and nutty flavor that makes a great salad dressing and healthy, flavorsome addition to many recipes.

Ahead is a look at all of the nutrition in pumpkin seed oil, whether you should choose roasted or raw, and the best dose to take it in for maximum benefit.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Nutritional Profile

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