Avocado Oil Health Benefits and Culinary Uses

Smarten up with avocado oil

Avocado oil is the alternative to olive oil that is essential for a healthy brain. You can use avocado oil as an all-purpose oil for everyday cooking and provide your body different health benefits than olive oil:

Olive oil supports a healthy heart. / Avocado oil supports your brain and eye health.

Olive oil has a strong scent and flavour. / Avocado oil has a silky neutral flavour.

Try Kaizer Avocado Oil infused with nutrients for health and beauty.

Avocado oil contains a vitamin to protect the brain

Avocado oil is important for the ageing family. The oil contains high levels of lutein, naturally found in every region of the brain. When lutein levels are restored, scientists have seen better executive functioning, learning, and memory. In fact, subjects who had higher levels of lutein performed better on recall and retention tests. 1,2 Lutein naturally exists in the brain when we’re younger but when we age, it gets depleted. Therefore, cooking with avocado oil is an easy way to lift lutein levels in the older generation.

Avocado oil protects the tissues inside your eyes

Consuming lutein rich avocado oil works to protect the eyes. 3,4 If you or someone you love is at risk of eye disease, research advises a diet rich in carotenoids (lutein) found in avocado oil. 5 When you eat food cooked in avocado oil, you reduce the risk of:

  • Cataracts
  • Damage from ultraviolet rays
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Fortify your immune system with avocado oil

Raw avocado oil helps to enhance your immune system function with protective antioxidants. For the highest level of antioxidant protection, depend on nutrient rich Kaizer Avocado Oil. Carotenoids are antioxidants in avocado oil that convert inside the body into vitamin A. 6 Vitamin A in your diet will decrease your risk of a common skin cancer. 7

The colour of Kaizer Avocado Oil tells you it has more of the nutrients you need

The deep green hue of Kaizer Avocado Oil indicates that it is unrefined and holds important nutrients such as carotenoids and chlorophyll to fight cancer.

When avocado oil is processed or mixed with other oils, it loses its colour and healthfulness. Unfortunately, some oil manufacturers also feel the need to bleach oils to make them “more appealing”, so beware of clear oil.

Switch to avocado oil and see your cholesterol improve

Do you have a high cholesterol diet that uses a lot of ghee? There is overwhelming evidence that avocado oil increases healthy HDL cholesterol and reduces unhealthy LDL cholesterol. 8-9 When you lower your cholesterol, you also lower your risk of a heart disease.

Watch your blood pressure change for the better with avocado oil

Want to reduce hypertension naturally? Look no further. Customers who regularly use our pure Kaizer Avocado Oil have lowered their blood pressure. Both avocado and olive oil contain high levels of oleic acids, which are monounsaturated fats. These fats work to signal the body to lower systolic blood pressure. 10

Reduce pain and stiffness associated with arthritis by adding avocado oil in your diet

Did you know that avocado oil is a top pick on the International Arthritis Foundation list of recommended oils? This is because avocado oil reduces inflammation in the joints. Avocado oil is proven to “not merely address acute pain but actively prevent progression of arthritis”. 11 Enjoy being able to get more physical with less discomfort by making smart choices about what oils to use in your cooking.

Address gum disease, it’s important part of your health

This may surprise you... avocado oil is effective against gum disease. Periodontal disease is caused by an infection of the gum tissue. The antimicrobial agents in avocado oil reduce irritated gum tissue and gum decay. 12 The reason it is important to address periodontal disease is that it is linked to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and dementia.

Apply avocado oil to your skin to reduce wrinkles and brighten dark under-eye circles

Free radicals in the environment break down collagen and create wrinkles. Antioxidants and fat in avocado oil encourage the production of collagen and increase the density of collagen you have. 13 Keep your collagen elastic and hydrated, and your face will look plump and youthful.

Apply Kaizer Avocado Oil for a full-face mask

Mix with fresh avocado fruit or use on its own. The cell renewal antioxidant properties of avocado oil and vitamin K in avocados work together to reduce dark under eye circles while the mask deeply moisturises your face. After 15 minutes,
gently wipe off with a warm wet washcloth. Try before sleep so traces of remaining oil can penetrate through the night.

Irritated skin is soothed with avocado oil

Does anyone in the family have eczema, acne, dermatitis, or psoriasis? Test a small patch of skin with quick absorbing avocado oil. Avocado oil reduces many skin flare-ups with its anti-inflammatory properties. It also moisturises dry and cracked skin. 13

Avocado oil for deep hair conditioning and daily help with split ends and frizz

All hair types have something to gain by using fast absorbing avocado oil.

Course, curly, and frizzy hair

This type of hair needs daily moisturising. A light application of avocado oil fills in the gap of the cuticle to create a moisture barrier. This prevents hair swelling, dryness, and the frizzies.

Over-treated hair

Avocado oil can help damaged hair bounce back. Work oil through the hair and cover with a warm and wet towel wrap or plastic cap and leave on to let the oil seep into the hair cuticle. Wash and style.

Thinning hair

Apply a half teaspoon of oil directly to the scalp. The phytonutrients in avocado oil nourish hair follicles and combat dryness. In some cases, this treatment may halt hair loss.

Normal hair
All hair looks smoother and more touchable with smooth ends. A few drops of oil massaged into your ends helps to coat the hair and prevent split ends.

Ideas for cooking with avocado oil

This versatile everyday oil has a creamy taste with a clean finish. The smooth flavour is a great substitute for butter. Drizzle on top of savoury dishes, salads, and fruits. Whisk avocado oil into vinaigrettes, marinades, and sauces. Or drizzle just before serving to add a fresh and silky flavour. Try on top of:

  • Fish
  • Quinoa
  • Cantaloupe
  • Salads

Suggested use

Temperature: Suitable at medium-high heat. Your go to oil for grilling, frying, roasting and
broiling. Smoke point of 270°C.
Shelf life: Opened bottles are best when used within 6 months. Unopened bottles have a 24-
month shelf life.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place.

The science behind avocado oil for your health

1 Elizabeth J Johnson et al, Relationship Between Serum and Brain Carotenoids, α-tocopherol, and Retinol Concentrations and Cognitive Performance in the Oldest Old from the Georgia Centenarian Study. Journal of Aging Research. 2013, Jun. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23840953/
2 John W Erdman Jr et al, Lutein and Brain Function, Foods. 2015, Dec. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4638416/
3 Hien T V Vu, Luba Robman, Allison Hodge, Catherine A McCarty, Hugh R Taylor, Lutein and Zeaxanthin and the Risk of Cataract: The Melbourne Visual Impairment Project, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 2006, Sept. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16936087
4 Aruna Gorusupudi, Kelly Nelson, Paul S Bernsetin, The Age-Related Eye Disease 2 Study: Micronutrients in the Treatment of Macular Degeneration, Advances in Nutrition, 2017, Jan https://academic.oup.com/advances/article/8/1/40/4566582
5 Avocados Super Enhanced Carotenoid Absorption. 2015, Oct. https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2015/10/avocados-super-enhanced-carotenoid-absorption
6 Hiya A Mahmassani, Esther E. Avendano, Gowri Rman, Elizabeth J. Johnson, Avocado Consumption and Risk Factors for Heart Disease: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, American Journal Clinical Nutrition. 2018, Apr. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29635493
7 Jongwoo Kim et al, Association of Vitamin A Intake with Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Risk in the United States, JAMA Dermatology, 2019, July. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/fullarticle/2739070
8 Chin Xuan Tan, Gun Hean Chong, Hazilawati Hamzah, Hasanah Mohd Ghazali, Effect of Virgin Avocado Oil on a Diet-induced Hypercholesterolemia in Rats Via HNMR-based Metabolomic Approach, Phytotherapy Research, 2018, July. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.6164
9 F M Sacks, M J Stampfer, A Munoz, K McManus, M Canessa, E H Kass, Effect of Linoleic and Oleic Acids on Blood Pressure, Blood Viscosity, and Erythrocyte Cation Transport, Clinical Trail, Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 1987, Apr. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3584738/
10 Blaine A. Christiansen, Simrit Bhatti, Ramin Goudarzi, and Shahin Emami, Management of Osteoarthritis with Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables, Cartilage. 2015, Jan. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4303902
11 Chin Xuan Tan, Virgin Avocado Oil: An Emerging Source of Functional Fruit Oil, Journal of Functional Foods, 2019, Mar. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1756464618306583?via%3Dihub
12 Ana Paula de Oliviera, et al, Effect of Semisolid Formulation of Persea Americana Mill (Avocado) Oil on Wound Healing in Rats, Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. 2013, Mar. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3614059
13 Written by Lana Barhum with medical review by Debra Rose Wilson, Other Health Benefits of Avocado Oil, Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321543#other-health-benefits