“Avocado oil is rich in antioxidants and may boost the resistance of human cells to the development of dangerous free radicals, which have been linked to a number of chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes and cancer“.
On April 22nd, Researcher Christian Cortes-Rojo of the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo in Mexico, presented his group’s work at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in San Diego. According to Cortes-Rojo, scientists worldwide are looking intensively for substances, which can help cells to resist the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals such as pollution, cigarette smoke, and radiation have been linked with various diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. Cortes-Rojo said that previous attempts to bolster the body’s defenses against free radicals with various substances have been unsuccessful because they cannot stop the production of free radicals at their source. The antioxidants in fruit and vegetables are unable to enter mitochondria. Mitochondria provide the energy a cell needs to move, divide, produce secretory products – in short, they are the power centers of the cell.
However Cortes-Rojo’s team says that avocado oil does actually enter into mitochondria, providing additional protection against free radicals. For the study into the properties of avocado oil, his team used yeast cells normally found in wine and beer production. While yeast cells already have a strong resistance to free radicals, avocado oil allowed them to survive high levels of exposure to iron, which produces large numbers of free radicals. Cortes-Rojo speculated that the results could be due to the accelerated respiration inside the mitochondria of yeast cells, caused by the presence of avocado oil.
Research concluded that avocado oil consumption could improve the health status of diabetic and other patients through an additional mechanism to the improvement of blood lipids. At Olivado, we are committed to the production of the worlds finest quality of avocado oil. We pioneered the process of extracting oil from the avocado, which are cold pressed at our own purpose-built plants, utilizing a stabilization system unique to Olivado that delivers a premium, high quality oil with a very long shelf life. Please visit www.olivado.ca for more information.