Avocado Oil: The # 1 Cooking Oil

Hey, guys. Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural medicine and
founder of draxe.com. 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, draxe.com. 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.

100 comments on “Avocado Oil: The # 1 Cooking Oil”

  1. Kelly J says:

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

  2. Melistetics says:

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

  3. Leslie Lawrence says:

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

  4. Maribel Rivera says:

    Thanks DR Axe

  5. DJYAD19 says:

    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

  6. Cassandra San says:

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

  7. Ira Tozer says:

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

  8. Mazie Ferreira says:

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

  9. Zayda Martinez says:

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

  10. Jason Gastrich says:

    Rad. I want to try it.

  11. Isabella Dabrowska says:

    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.

  12. Sonia Ali says:

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

  13. EarMode says:

    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.

  14. Zachary Williams says:

    Dr Axe. Avocado oil vs Grape seed oil

  15. mj galante says:

    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?

  16. Irma Garza says:

    Wow…Great information..Thank you..

  17. maksim zap says:

    Better than beef tallow for cooking?

  18. J-0525 says:

    Well made video josh

  19. Narrow Gate says:

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

  20. Paul Smith says:

    fab dr axe

  21. Roby Cowan says:

    Dr axe your doing great work sir thank you!!

  22. Sheila Smith says:

    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!

  23. Sudden Revelations says:

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

  24. Living poem with C Crash says:

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

  25. King Philip says:

    Well for a long time and people have overlooked grapeseed oil much better tasting and the same or similar health benefits.https://jonbarron.org/diet-and-nutrition/healthiest-cooking-oil-chart-smoke-points

  26. The Linothorax says:

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

  27. Gyaneshwar Sharma says:

    Plz do a video on peanut oil

  28. Supergoraw says:

    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

  29. Mark emark says:

    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?

  30. ANNA LUCAS says:

    Is there proof of all of this?

  31. ANNA LUCAS says:

    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.

  32. Stacey Mendes says:

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

  33. Jerry Dillon says:

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

  34. Tiffy Shim says:

    And there goes the prices of Avocado oils

  35. Aramis Dennard says:

    Neck like Peyton manning

  36. Think 4 Yourself says:

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

  37. Tellsplatte W says:

    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.

  38. Hayuhi says:

    great channel, I subbed

  39. Phani Krishna says:

    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.

  40. Hayuhi says:

    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???

  41. Jerry Hyacinthe says:

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

  42. Erica X says:

    What brand to find?

  43. Kiran Kaur says:

    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?

  44. endautrestermes says:

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

  45. Stevy Stephens says:

    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!

  46. bbetros says:

    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 ?

  47. Nubian Queen says:

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

  48. Scott Elliott says:

    Arent Avacados gmo's?

  49. Nadim Hossain says:

    What's your view on rice bran oil?

  50. MichealWD Fitness says:

    What about macadamia nut oil?

  51. Smart Products Review says:

    If you are looking for the best 10 Avacado Oil in the market here is the list : https://smartproductsreview.com/avocado-oil/

  52. Wendy Manning says:

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

  53. Djknight23 says:

    Can you cook tacos with this Avocado oil?

  54. Djknight23 says:

    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

  55. Heather Ann says:

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

  56. Lara M says:

    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. 😁😁😁😁😁😁

  57. Annette Fowler says:


  58. kid gloves says:

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

  59. magickalmermaid says:

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

  60. Rhonda Cliett says:

    I read that you should not refrigerate avocado oil. https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/clean-diet/5-cooking-oils-to-refrigerate

  61. Ring Adding says:


  62. Tommy Neil says:

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

  63. yashia96 says:

    Is it better than extra extra virgin olive oil?

  64. jerry mander says:

    Great Video thanks again

  65. Zombie Fool says:

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

  66. Kurt Cerny says:

    I will stick with Pennzoil….eggs NEVER stick

  67. A Lee says:

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

  68. kuty patooty says:

    Can u do castroil oil pack

  69. Guy Buxman says:

    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.

  70. Devine Massage says:

    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.

  71. monckey wrench says:

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

  72. Health Revival Partners says:

    Oops… hit the wrong button…. thumbs up!

  73. dilluminatilair says:

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

  74. Robert Mix says:

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

  75. Mary Poole says:

    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—

  76. Joseph Schiro says:

    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..

  77. neonia hazelwood says:

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

  78. Ron Medalie says:

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

  79. Ves Svilenova says:

    Hi Dr. Axe, there is an article that is suggesting that avocados might be genotoxic to human blood cells. https://www.superfoodly.com/are-avocados-good-for-you-if-toxic/. Would you comment on that?

  80. Warvvolf says:

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

  81. Mark Randolph says:

    Great 🎥 Thanks

  82. Dawn Allen says:

    What about grape seed oil??????

  83. Chris Bryant says:

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

  84. Brian Lee says:

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

  85. D says:

    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.

  86. Nick Sofialakis says:

    Hypocrites, 460 BC

  87. anjubaroi says:

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

  88. hert mel says:

    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.

  89. S. Thomas Lewis says:

    What do you think of peanut oil?

  90. WeSpeak says:

    Wouldn't eating avocados prevent arthritis?

  91. Trustin Christ says:

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

  92. Fred E Haley says:


  93. Christian Z says:

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

  94. Justin Balderas says:

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

  95. Ken Sundstrom says:

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

  96. UrbanExplorer1000 says:

    hes a hack

  97. Duversond Poulard says:

    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!!

  98. Raniah wehbe says:

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

  99. John Smith says:

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

  100. becky farmer says:

    So would this be good for frying chicken

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