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Avocado Oil: The # 1 Cooking Oil

September 15, 2019

Hey, guys. Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural medicine and
founder of In this video, I’m going to be doing an advanced
training on avocado oil, all of its benefits, and how you need to be using it on a daily
basis, and for what doses. And also go over some really surprising statistics
about avocado oil and how it’s used. And this oil is incredible for arthritis,
for brain health, and for a whole lot more. So let’s dive right in and talk about avocados. Now, avocados are actually in the family as
a drupe, similar to coconuts. And a lot of times people think of them as
a vegetable, but they’re really unique in that they’re very high in fats. In fact this is one of the few edible oils
that’s not derived from a nut or seed, and it’s actually pressed from the pulp surrounding
the pit. So the press it . . . cold press it is how
you get avocado oil. Now, a few things to know from a dietary standpoint,
one tablespoon of avocado oil contains about 124 calories and about 14 grams of fat. Now the type of fat that makes up avocado
oil is a blend of monounsaturated fat. So, about 9.9 grams are monounsaturated fats,
1.9 grams polyunsaturated fats, which actually have more of the anti-inflammatory benefits
there in regards to coconut oil or avocado oil. And here’s what I wanted to say about avocado
oil, something you’ve got to know and take a note on. This is the number one oil hands down for
cooking. In fact avocado oil is better than coconut
oil and olive oil both for cooking because of its heat threshold and smoke point which
I’ll talk about in just a minute. So here’s an incredible statistic. Check this out. Avocado oil has even received prescription
drug status in France because of its proven ability to counter the negative effects of
arthritis. So talk about food as medicine as Hippocrates
was quoted 2,000 some years ago, avocado oil is really the epitome of food as medicine
and a big reason for that is is the nutrient profile. Avocados are high in healthy fats, in magnesium,
in potassium, in vitamin A, and vitamin E, and certain B vitamins like riboflavin. We know that it’s incredible for so many reasons
and especially in regards to why it’s a prescribed drug in France. Now, again you can buy in the regular market,
but again it’s that therapeutic in nature that the government deemed it so number one
arthritis relief. Listen, here’s the truth. Most people today are consuming partially
hydrogenated oils like canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, and cottonseed oil, or hey, if
you’re eating out at a fast-food restaurant, these oils are partially hydrogenated. When you hydrogenate oil, it’s been oxidized,
it’s going to cause free radicals and inflammation in your body. Inflammation leads to arthritis. So whether you have neck pain, low back pain,
shoulder pain, knee pain, or general arthritic pain, start using coconut oil or start using
avocado oil as your go-to oil. Now number two here, it lowers blood pressure. Again, part of the reason for this, we talked
about earlier, reduces inflammation. Do you want to know what the actual cause
of high cholesterol is? It’s not genetics. It’s not bad luck. High cholesterol’s caused because you get
inflammation your arteries, then your liver produces cholesterol to go and patch up and
repair the area. So what happens today, a lot of people go
into their doctor, they get put on a prescription medication for cholesterol lowering drug which
just treats the cholesterol but it doesn’t treat the root cause of why your body’s laying
down cholesterol, which is inflammation. So whether it be high blood pressure, high
cholesterol, avocado oil, a great natural choice in place of other oils that can reduce
inflammation and support the health of your heart and your entire cardiovascular system. Number three, avocado oil is the go-to oil
for psoriasis. It’s one of the most deeply penetrating, hydrating,
and moisturizing oils you could use. And let me tell you a little natural remedy
for psoriasis. When if you have psoriasis, what you want
to do is make a blend of avocado oil and add in ten drops of myrrh essential oil and geranium
oil, lavender oil is also effective, and rub that topically on the area. Now, also for psoriasis, getting more sunshine
and taking a vitamin D supplement is also effective. Which leads to my number four point, boost
nutrient absorption. Did you know that if you’re taking a vitamin
D supplement by itself or other fat soluble vitamins even an omega-3 supplement like fish
oil, you actually absorb and digest those fat soluble nutrients better if they are taken
and eaten with a meal that contains fat? So again, if you’re taking a vitamin D supplement,
doing a little bit of a healthy oil, whether it be a flax oil or something like an avocado
oil is great to support nutrient absorption in the body. Now, here’s how to use avocado oil. One way is just uncooked salads or homemade
mayo. In fact I’ll tell you, for lunch today, I
made myself honey mustard chicken salad. Took a little bit of mustard, a little bit
of local honey, and a little bit of avocado oil, and made a natural chicken salad. So it’s great on salads and homemade mayo. Here’s the biggest point you got to remember
with avocado oil. Very high smoke point, a 400 degrees Fahrenheit. I’ve even seen higher up to that even closer
to 450. So, again, if you’re going to fry something,
let’s say frying eggs in a skillet or frying chicken or doing anything that’s at a hotter
temperature doing any type of sautéing, avocado oil is the best oil. Most other oils have a heat threshold that’s
down closer to 300. So avocado oil, because of its higher oxidation
point and smoke point, it’s one of the best cooking oils you could ever use, if not the
best cooking oil for that very reason. Again, avocado oil is great to moisturize
dry skin, as we talked about even with the psoriasis DIY recipe, it’s a great natural
makeup remover. And here’s a few other things to know. When buying avocado oil, you typically want
to use it within six months, but maximum of one year of purchase time. Opt for organic, extra virgin, unrefined,
cold-pressed. Those are the things you want to see on the
label if you’re buying a high quality avocado oil, and store in a cool place, dry place
away, from light and heat. Ideally, the refrigerator is a great place
to keep your avocado oil. So look at these amazing benefits. Arthritis relief, lowers blood pressure, improves
psoriasis, boosts nutrient absorption, and number one, it’s the number one cooking oil
out there. It beats out coconut oil. It beats out olive oil when it comes to cooking
in your kitchen. And by the way if you’ve enjoyed this live
training on avocado oil, take a minute right now. Make sure to subscribe to this channel. I’ve got a lot more advanced topics coming
out on essential oils, herbal supplements, natural remedies, and how to use food as medicine. And hey, if you want to learn more about avocado
oil, I wrote an in-depth article on this on my website, Just do a Google search for “Dr. Axe Avocado
Oil” or “Avocados” and you can find the article there, guys. Hey, thanks for watching. Hi. Dr. Axe here. I want to say thanks so much for checking
out this YouTube video. And also, don’t forget to subscribe if you
want to get more great content on things like herbs, essential oils, natural remedies, and
how to use food as medicine. Also check out more of our content on my YouTube
channel. Thanks for watching.

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  • Reply Kelly J July 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Is avocado oil in the spray can healthy too, if it's 100% avo oil?

  • Reply Melistetics July 5, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    can you do a video about eczema i would love to know more about it

  • Reply Leslie Lawrence July 5, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    What do you think of rice bran oil for cooking? It says it has a high smoke point as well.

  • Reply Maribel Rivera July 5, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Thanks DR Axe

  • Reply DJYAD19 July 5, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Avocado oil are hydrated (processed) which there are no nutritions because it is processed in order to make oil, just like other different vegetables oils. So just eat avocado as it is on daily basis. More nutrition than oil

  • Reply Cassandra San July 6, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Is oil really medicine? Eat an olive, coconut, avocado.

  • Reply Ira Tozer July 6, 2017 at 2:15 am

    I am amazed the AMA has not taken you out yet. Did you swear to the Hypocritical oath?

  • Reply Mazie Ferreira July 6, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Another awesome video! Thank you so much doc!!!

  • Reply Zayda Martinez July 6, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Can you do a video on natural remedy for itchy skin?

  • Reply Jason Gastrich July 6, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Rad. I want to try it.

  • Reply Isabella Dabrowska July 6, 2017 at 4:04 am

    I use avocado oil on my skin from face to feet. It is amazing. I eat a raw vegan diet and eat one avocado a day. I feel amazing and a sense of euphoria daily.

  • Reply Sonia Ali July 6, 2017 at 4:08 am

    You are my favourite doctor!! I wish you were situated in Sydney, Australia. God bless you 🙂

  • Reply EarMode July 6, 2017 at 8:08 am

    It's funny that I just saw this oil in the store 4 days ago. I was actually looking for chia seed oil and wound up buying hemp oil. Guess I'll go back and get the avocado oil. Thanks for the info Dr Axe.

  • Reply Zachary Williams July 6, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Dr Axe. Avocado oil vs Grape seed oil

  • Reply mj galante July 6, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Hello Dr. Axe. I love your videos, they bring so much value. Thanks! Question: I recently purchased almond oil, and it has a smoke point of 480. wouldn't this be a better option than avocado oil which has a smoke point of 400?

  • Reply Irma Garza July 6, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Wow…Great information..Thank you..

  • Reply maksim zap July 6, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Better than beef tallow for cooking?

  • Reply J-0525 July 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Well made video josh

  • Reply Narrow Gate July 7, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Avocado oil is a great oil for my homemade soaps. Makes rich bars that feels great on the skin!

  • Reply Paul Smith July 7, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    fab dr axe

  • Reply Roby Cowan July 10, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Dr axe your doing great work sir thank you!!

  • Reply Sheila Smith July 10, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I also LOVE and endorse Avocado oil!  Grapeseed oil has also been a favorite one of mine that you haven't mentioned.  It has a smoke point of 446 degrees and also doesn't interfere with taste when cooking. At least for my self and family!  Sometimes when I use Coconut or Avocado oil, certain people sense a different taste and ask me what it is!  Have you ever had people say they can taste these oils and if you have any ideas for these (what I call) ultra-sensitive taste bud people, what they can do to make it taste-less to any degree? Thanks!

  • Reply Sudden Revelations July 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Avocado oil is so pricey. It's NOT #1. Lowers blood pressure. 😳. My family doctor laughed

  • Reply Living poem with C Crash July 31, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Is it ok for me to mix avocado oil with coconut oil?

  • Reply King Philip August 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Well for a long time and people have overlooked grapeseed oil much better tasting and the same or similar health benefits.

  • Reply The Linothorax August 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I use avocado oil as a facial moisturizer. For acne-prone skin, it's really the perfect moisturizer — although it's been for me.

  • Reply Gyaneshwar Sharma August 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Plz do a video on peanut oil

  • Reply Supergoraw August 21, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    This guy is talking about "health" while talking about consuming animal products which are extremely bad for you like eggs and chicken what a joke

  • Reply Mark emark September 1, 2017 at 5:36 am

    I don't understand how it's anti inflamitory when it's omega 6/3 ratios are among the worst of all the oils. Way worse then canola oil even. Can anyone explain this?

  • Reply ANNA LUCAS September 4, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Is there proof of all of this?

  • Reply ANNA LUCAS September 4, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I think on going stress causes all of this inflammation, throwing off all of the hormones in your body. Too much estrogen for every one put into foods.

  • Reply Stacey Mendes September 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you Anna and your right it is difficult to find.

  • Reply Jerry Dillon October 12, 2017 at 11:58 am

    dude you're awesome..thanx!!!!

  • Reply Tiffy Shim October 17, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    And there goes the prices of Avocado oils

  • Reply Aramis Dennard October 23, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Neck like Peyton manning

  • Reply Think 4 Yourself December 4, 2017 at 6:17 am

    I like it. Taste better than using coconut oil for many dishes as well. Dang near impossible to find unrefined organic cold pressed however.

  • Reply Tellsplatte W December 4, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Ok, it’s all good and dandy, but with so much “fake” oils, how do I know that the avocado oil I am buying is real? How do I know the avocado oil from Costco is real? Why I’m even asking this question is beyond me. Damn.

  • Reply Hayuhi December 12, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    great channel, I subbed

  • Reply Phani Krishna December 17, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Dr. Axe NEED HELP.
    i have got elevated Triglycerides and low HDL, my liver area pains. So i saw on ur website that Olive Oil would be Helpful. But i see that Olive oil is not for cooking. I at home use, Rice Bran oil, Peanut Oil, Sun Flower Oil for cooking. Now can u suggest one OIL for Cooking with the benefits of Olive Oil and High Smoke Point, Is Avocado the Ideal Oil in My Case ?? . Thank You.

  • Reply Hayuhi December 18, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    today I was in Wal Mart to buy an avocado oil, there were multi choices, but all of them were organic cold pressed, but REFINED. I didn't buy it yet, but need to understand is refined bad as a choice to buy???

  • Reply Jerry Hyacinthe December 19, 2017 at 7:58 am

    You are truly changing lives my brother. Thank you Dr. Axe.

  • Reply Erica X December 31, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    What brand to find?

  • Reply Kiran Kaur January 3, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    I took this on and decided putting avocado oil in my smoothie, about less than one table spoon a day. The end result was an increase of triglycerides and VLDL. Could you please explain why this may have happened?

  • Reply endautrestermes January 4, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Very informative, thanks ! Just a question: why the 6 months window to use?

  • Reply Stevy Stephens January 7, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    I seem to be allergic to fresh avocados.  I get very  nauseous:-(  Could avocado oil be a better way to get the nutrients?  I practice intermittent fasting and predominately keto for 20 hours.  I have been diagnosed with an autoimmune CNS disease and with the exception of Avocados, all other fat sources are fine.  Your insight and guidance is much appreciated!

  • Reply bbetros January 22, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Im confused.. If you can cook at high temperatures with avocado oil why do you need to store the oil in a cool place away from heat and light ?

  • Reply Nubian Queen January 24, 2018 at 2:02 am

    Did you say food for medicine like the apocrypha was quoted 2000 years ago

  • Reply Scott Elliott January 28, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Arent Avacados gmo's?

  • Reply Nadim Hossain February 7, 2018 at 3:28 am

    What's your view on rice bran oil?

  • Reply MichealWD Fitness February 7, 2018 at 10:23 am

    What about macadamia nut oil?

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  • Reply Wendy Manning February 25, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    What about the seed and the husks?  Seems to be some new studies about these.

  • Reply Djknight23 March 7, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Can you cook tacos with this Avocado oil?

  • Reply Djknight23 March 7, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Ever since my mom started cooking with Canola oil she has Artritis and I have inflammation inside my nose stupid doctor who recommended it to my dad he had a heart attack back in 2013 so she stupid doctor told him to only buy canola oil I hate canola oil I didn't knew that canola oil was bad

  • Reply Heather Ann March 22, 2018 at 5:38 am

    I am beginning to believe my asthma and anxiety attacks are decreasing from eat avocados

  • Reply Lara M May 16, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Dr. Axe, you should use coconut activated charcoal to whiten your teeth naturally. It is how people 100 years ago like my grandmother whitened her teeth naturally. 😁😁😁😁😁😁

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  • Reply kid gloves June 12, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    I use avocado oil to grill chicken and meat and my mother has arthritis and consumes it daily!

  • Reply magickalmermaid July 16, 2018 at 4:36 am

    thank you Dear, your channel is one of my favs xo

  • Reply Rhonda Cliett July 25, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    I read that you should not refrigerate avocado oil.

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  • Reply Tommy Neil August 20, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Do you know how to make a light mayo with avocado oil

  • Reply yashia96 August 23, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Is it better than extra extra virgin olive oil?

  • Reply jerry mander August 24, 2018 at 2:06 am

    Great Video thanks again

  • Reply Zombie Fool September 9, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Too much polyunsaturated fat for cooking. Heating them creates oxidation products. Just use tallow, lard, butter or ghee (clarified butter) for heated applications.

  • Reply Kurt Cerny September 17, 2018 at 5:45 am

    I will stick with Pennzoil….eggs NEVER stick

  • Reply A Lee September 17, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    All I use avocado ol great oil for searing steaks and walnut oil makes a great balsamic dressing

  • Reply kuty patooty October 9, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Can u do castroil oil pack

  • Reply Guy Buxman October 13, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Avocado oil has become my secret weapon in my keto lifestyle. I put it in practically everything. It's versatile and incredibly satiating. My version of Italian dressing for example is avocado oil, garlic powder, basil, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. Shake it up and pour liberally over romain. It's delicious and really satisfies.

  • Reply Devine Massage October 15, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Good info. Did you know you come across like a sports commentator or As Seen on T.v. infomercial salesman? As someone who's interested in neither, it's a little off-putting. You might want to work on your presentation. Just saying, you don't need to yell at us to try and sell us something. We're already interested in the information you want to share.

  • Reply monckey wrench October 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    this topic is timeless,,even as of this time, people still needs to hear this,, thanks doc axe.

  • Reply Health Revival Partners October 21, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Oops… hit the wrong button…. thumbs up!

  • Reply dilluminatilair October 26, 2018 at 2:05 am

    get refined avocado oil if you plan to use it mostly for cooking.

  • Reply Robert Mix November 28, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    My daughter in law asked if a refrigerator can qualify as a dry place. I couldn't answer. Anyone?

  • Reply Mary Poole December 4, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    it is dense LDL--ask your doctor to give you the lipo-protein test—i had a massive heart attack from too much calcium causing calcified penial—calcified aorta—calcified arteries—-I now take K2-7—-we need cholesterol we do not need Bad Dense LDL—

  • Reply Joseph Schiro December 7, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    I just used this oil for the first time on my salad. It is the best oil I ever had. I'm throwing out the canola and olive oil, and ordering a gallon online st a time of this..

  • Reply neonia hazelwood December 19, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Unrefined should be used on salads and refined should be used for cooking.

  • Reply Ron Medalie December 20, 2018 at 12:12 am

    Will I get most of the benefits of avocado, drinking or taking this ? Thanks much.

  • Reply Ves Svilenova January 11, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Hi Dr. Axe, there is an article that is suggesting that avocados might be genotoxic to human blood cells. Would you comment on that?

  • Reply Warvvolf January 18, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Thinking about seasoning cast iron with this because of the high smoke point.

  • Reply Mark Randolph February 12, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Great 🎥 Thanks

  • Reply Dawn Allen February 19, 2019 at 8:06 am

    What about grape seed oil??????

  • Reply Chris Bryant February 21, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Could you do a video about the pit of an avocado?

  • Reply Brian Lee February 23, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    I've just bought some, taken a swig and found my whole body deflating, not joking!

  • Reply D March 29, 2019 at 12:14 am

    I never comment or ask for advice. But Dr Axe, is there any healthy oil to use in a deep frier or should we be using air frier’s? Example : fried pickles and chicken nuggets. In almond flower.

  • Reply Nick Sofialakis April 10, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Hypocrites, 460 BC

  • Reply anjubaroi April 19, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Why don’t you talk about Sunflower oil and Rapeseed cold pressed oil?

  • Reply hert mel April 19, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    As of now in Philippines market especially in Bohol we don't have this avocado oil. It's my first time also hearing avocado oil.

  • Reply S. Thomas Lewis April 27, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    What do you think of peanut oil?

  • Reply WeSpeak May 31, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Wouldn't eating avocados prevent arthritis?

  • Reply Trustin Christ June 4, 2019 at 2:57 am

    I recently found Potato chips that are made with avocado oil. There is also an Olive oil option. Are these actually healthy?

  • Reply Fred E Haley June 9, 2019 at 3:31 pm


  • Reply Christian Z June 25, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Dr Axe can you please do a video about grapeseed oil!!!

  • Reply Justin Balderas July 6, 2019 at 12:49 am

    I had a reaction from it being cooked for chicken nose throat burning

  • Reply Ken Sundstrom July 11, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    I like how this jackass keeps saying coconut instead of avacado very annoying, not impressed.

  • Reply UrbanExplorer1000 July 18, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    hes a hack

  • Reply Duversond Poulard July 19, 2019 at 12:05 am

    I'm on Keto and I eat 1 Avocado a day. I must say it changed my life. I feel great!!! N i started frying chicken with a zero carb whey protein in avocado oil. Taste great n lite!!

  • Reply Raniah wehbe July 19, 2019 at 4:19 am

    I'm ready to make changes in my life, avocado oil and frankincense oil will be my bff

  • Reply John Smith August 8, 2019 at 12:20 am

    So basically Doc's married to Ms Avocado Oil but having an affair with Ms Coconut Oil

  • Reply becky farmer August 9, 2019 at 1:59 am

    So would this be good for frying chicken

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