Avocado- the skin miracle ingredient

written by admin July 1, 2016
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The avocado scientifically  (Persea americana) is a tree that is native to south  central Mexico. Not only are these avocados scientifically very popular. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. It is also miracle for skin. Many organic masks are made up of this very key ingredient. Following are the nutrient value, in a single 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving.

  • Vitamin K:26% NV
  • Folate:22% NV
  • Vitamin C:17% NV
  • Potassium:14% NV
  • Vitamin B5:12% NV
  • Vitamin B6:13% of NV
  • Vitamin E:10% of NV

Then it  also contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin). A product boosted with nutrients.

Following are the skin benefits of Avocado

  • Antioxidant Carotenoids for Healthy Skin: Avocados are a great source of antioxidant and carotenoids like alpha-carotene, beta carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein. These free radical quenching compounds gives significant protection to your skin from the environmental damage that leads to fine lines, skin pigmentation wrinkles and other visible signs of aging. It makes your skin prevent ageing naturally.
  • It is a great moisturizer: An omega-9 fat which is found in Avocado helps in regenerating damaged skin cells and reducing facial redness and irritation. People who suffer from skin irritation and dryness regularly should try eating more avocados for skin health and moisturization and to avoid dryness.
  • Eat Avocado for better skin: A diet rich in avocado is beneficial for your skin, and particularly your face, as its fatty acids moisturize and soften your skin cells.

When you eat avocados your body receives a lot of skin protecting of antioxidants, like beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E to prevent wrinkles and slow down the visible signs of aging.

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