Avocado oil provides similar amounts of heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats as olive oil, making both more heart-healthy alternatives to fats and oils with higher levels of saturated fats. There is preliminary evidence that avocado oil may help with osteoarthritis. Avocado oil applied to the skin can help protect it, improving dry skin, and there is preliminary evidence that it may help with plaque psoriasis.
Avocado and olive oils differ in terms of other compounds, such as polyphenols, sterols, vitamin E, and lutein, and there is much more clinical research to-date with olive oil than avocado oil.
The quality of avocado oil can vary significantly, with some research suggesting that many popular avocado oils are stale or mixed with other oils, such as soybean oil
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