As per a novel research, it has been revealed that avocado is a great way to fight ageing and many other diseases, like hypertension and diabetes. A group of researchers from the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo in Morelia, Mexico, has found that avocado helps in boosting the cells, which will further fight with frère radicals that cause diseases.
Christian Cortes-Rojo, who is a researcher at the same university, was of the view that free radicals are formed due to environmental factors like pollution, cigarette smoke and radiation. These and many other environmental factors transform oxygen molecules found in power house of cells into radicals.
These radicals destroy the equilibrium between lipids, proteins and DNA and lead them to turn into free radicals. This phenomenon is associated with causing problems like hypertension and diabetes and is also associated with other health issues.
“So free radicals go on damaging mitochondria, causing energy production to stop and the cell to collapse and die. An analogy would be that, during an oil spill, if we cleaned only the spilled oil instead of fixing the perforation where oil is escaping”, said Rojo.
In order to test the properties of avocado oil, the study researchers tested yeast cells instead of yeast. Rojo said that there is a reason that they did not use yeast and that reason is microorganism is easier to study than whole compound.
Second reason is that yeast mitochondria are quite resistant to free radicals, so it will be better to test the efficacy of avocado oil or avocado. In addition, it has been found that Mario Alvizouri-Munoz, who is a doctor at the Morelia General Hospital, was of the view that avocados are good for lowering blood concentration of cholesterol.