According to recent studies, avocado may be the perfect weapon in the fight against premature aging and disease. Oils from this fruit proved to be highly efficient in battling free radicals, which are the main causes of heart disease and cancer.
Many ingredients that contain antioxidants in vegetables and fruits such as carrots and tomatoes can help solve the problem of free radicals, but their substances cannot reach the mitochondria. But the avocado ingredients can, as shows research by US experts for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
– Free radicals strive to destroy the mitochondria and thus stop the production of energy in the cell, which leads to cell death. In order to understand better, try to imagine an oil spill, where instead of mending the broken pipe which discharges toxic substances and gases, you only clean the spilt oil – said Cortes Rojo from the University of Mexico.
Avocado oil is so beneficial that it allows cells to survive even when they are exposed to a high percentage of iron, which is responsible for the production of free radicals. Olive oil has the most similar chemical composition to avocado oil, which is supported by the very low levels of certain chronic diseases in some Mediterranean countries. That’s why avocado oil is considered the olive oil of America!