Beauty and Beyond: Avocados

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5 Ways For Avocado To Make Its Way Into Your Daily Life

 

Avocados are one of the healthiest and most beneficial fruits known to man. They contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including 4% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) for vitamin E, 4% vitamin C, 6% folate, 8% fiber, 2% iron, 4% potassium, with 81 micrograms of lutein and 19 micrograms of beta-carotene. Additionally, they are quite versatile seeing as they can be used in both sweet and savory dishes not to mention in drinks as well.

 

With that being said, you could benefit from incorporating avocados in your daily life both nutritionally and beauty-wise.

 

 

1 Use it in Avocado Juice

 

Drinking avocado juice every day will do wonders for your skin both inside and out. All you have to do is blend a mixture of one ripe avocado, a cup of milk and some honey to sweeten it and you will have a nourishing and rejuvenating drink. It will give dry skin the healthy glow and boost it needs.

 

 

2 It’s not just for guacamole

 

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One of the Avocado’s best benefits is that they are made of 72% water and 7% dietary fiber helping you manage weight and leaving you feeling satisfied and full for much longer. You can add avocados to both sweet and savory recipes and make multiple dishes with them such as the popular guacamole. However, why not try it in both fruit and vegetable salads, as a topping for meats, or spread it on your sandwiches, bagels and crackers.

 

 

3 Use it as an anti-aging treatment

 

Avocado is very useful in reducing wrinkles as a facial mask and when eaten. They keep the anti-aging process at bay via the antioxidants within them which help detoxify the body thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles and keeping your skin more resilient and plump.  Mash up 1 avocado and mix it with 1 tbs of honey and 2 tbs of warm water. Apply it and leave it on for 10 minutes for great results. Add a cucumber to your eyes and relax while the ingredients are working their magic.

 

 

4 Avocado for better hair

 

avocado hair mask

 

Using avocado for your hair has endless benefits which will make the daily use well worth it. Some of these benefits include treatment for scalp revitalization, frizzy and damaged hair, brittle and dry hair and it can also be used as a treatment for dandruff. The fats in the avocado can penetrate deep inside the epidermis layer and keep the scalp hydrated while its fats and Omega 3 fatty acids contribute to shiny and smooth ends.

 

 

5 Use it as a facial cleanser

 

A simple blend of milk, avocado and honey can be used to cleanse the face of all the dirt accumulated during daily activities and also nourishes the skin, clears out the pores giving you a youthful and fresh look.

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