A new study has found that avocado seed extract could help reduce inflammation.
The research is a promising development for future treatment of cancer, arthritis, colitis, cardiovascular disease, and more.
It also offers hope for reducing food waste.
However the researchers note that further research is needed, and it’s not recommended people start gnawing on avocado seeds.
Any millennial worth their organic sea salt flakes knows avocados are a great source of monounsaturated (AKA healthy) fats.
However a new study, published in the journal Advances In Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences, has found that the benefits of eating the brunch staple goes further than we thought, right to the very core of the fruit.
It turns out avocado seeds could be as good for us as the flesh.
Researchers from Penn State University have found that avocado seed extract could successfully be used to reduce inflammation caused by white blood cells.
While they’re not suggesting we start gnawing on the seeds as an addition to our avo toast, the researchers hope the extract could be added to food or pharmaceuticals in the future.
It’s hoped that the development could lead to progress in treating diseases such as cancer, arthritis, colitis, cardiovascular disease, and many more.
However further research is needed first, as previous studies have found that consuming avocado seeds in vast quantities could be toxic.
Read more: A farmer in Hawaii is growing record-sized avocados that weigh as much as a newborn baby
The Penn State researchers conducted their study in a lab, testing the extract on cells that stimulate the immune system and increase inflammation.
They grew a type of white blood cell called macrophages in petri dishes and then activated them with a pro-inflammatory molecule, either with or without the avocado seed extract.
The macrophages with the extract produced …read more
Source:: Business Insider