Avocado oil could be the age-defying wonder oil that lurks in your kitchen cabinet.
The multi-talented oil, derived from the humble fruit, is rich in antioxidants, minerals, essential fatty acids and biotin, as well as vitamins A, B5 and E, which will do wonders for your hair, skin and nails.
Using avocado oil on hair, skin, and body can deliver tremendous beauty benefits, like strong, healthy locks, as the oil contains minerals that help seal cuticles and split ends.
Massaging the oil on the scalp can also help combat hair loss.
Eating creamy stone fruit has also been shown to improve digestion, decrease the risk of depression due to high levels of folic acid, and promote heart health.
Avocados also contain the phytochemical lutein, which provides antioxidant protection to help reduce damage to the eyes from ultraviolet light, while the beta carotene in the fruit can also help reduce the risk of macular degeneration.
Half an avocado provides more than a quarter of the recommended daily intake for vitamin K, which is essential for bone health, and saponins, which help alleviate the symptoms of osteoporosis.
While the nutrient-dense, high-fiber fruit can be delicious crushed with toast or added to a delicious salad, the superfood is also an essential addition to your diet and skincare regimen.