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What is avocado oil good for?

Avocados: They're not just for guacamole anymore. While everyone is familiar with olive oil and its role in a healthy diet , not many people are well-versed about avocado oil. Yet oil for oil, avocado has about the same nutritional blueprint as olive, only tastier and healthier. First, about 70 percent of avocado oil is oleic acid, a monosaturated pale yellow omega 9 fatty acid with a lard-like odor. Aside from the excellent work it does in the body — like improving glucose levels for diabetics — the acid is less susceptible to spoiling than other fats. The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of avocado oil is about 13:1. These essential fatty acids play an important role in blood clotting and inflammation. Most nutrition experts agree that the omega 6:3 ratio should range from 1:1 to 5:1. "However the extracted avocado oil is richer in oleic acid compared to extra-virgin olive oil w...

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