“..Avocado oil may have anti-ageing properties like those attributed to olive oil, say researchers.
Fat pressed from the exotic fruit could be a potent weapon against conditions such as heart disease and cancer, it is claimed.
Avocado oil is similar in composition to olive oil, consumption of which is associated with unusually low levels of chronic disease in some Mediterranean countries.
New research conducted in Mexico, the world’s largest avocado producer, has now demonstrated its power to combat destructive rogue oxygen molecules.
These unstable “free radicals” wreak havoc in the body, triggering chain reactions that destroy cell membranes, proteins and even DNA.
The phenomenon is one of the prime drivers of ageing and believed to play a major role in damage to arteries and cancer…”
(ed:..i’m glad i’ve been eating an avocado most days..for many years..
..i am almost addicted to them…one of my favourite foods..
..avocado on toast with lemon-juice squeezed on it – and freshly ground black-pepper..
..is a minor dietary-nirvana..)