Abokado, Aguacate, Ahuacate, Alligator Pear, Avocat, Avocato, Avokado, Beurre du Marin, Laurus persea, Palto, Persea americana, Persea gratissima, Persea leiogyna, Persea persea, Poire Alligator.
Avocado is a tree and the fruit is a popular one because of its potassium and vitamin D content. The fruit, seeds, and leaves are used to make medicine. Eating the fruit lowers cholesterol levels and to increase sex drives as well as stimulate menstrual flow. The oil extracted from avocado is used to treat osteoarthritis. The seeds, bark, and leaves are used for diarrhea and dysentery.
Avocados have as much potassium as bananas, and have a good serving of 177 calories, and contain no cholesterol. It has about .6 oz of fat and is primarily monounsaturated. However, the nutrient content varies by cultivating region and growth conditions.
Fruit, seeds, bark and leaves
Apart from being a good part of a healthy
and balanced diet, avocados are good
options to battle diarrhea, psoriasis, healing
wounds, sclerosis, hair growth, reducing bad
cholesterol levels, stimulating menstrual flow
and alleviating toothaches.
Increasing “good” cholesterol (HDL cholesterol),
Promoting hair growth,
Reducing total cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol (LDL cholesterol),
Stimulating menstrual flow,
Avocados are soft and have a smooth consistency and rich flavor. It is popular in salads or eaten with condensed milk. It is processed into guacamole and made into the sandwich spread. It is also a popular appetizer.
The oil extracted from avocado can be used for skin care products such as cleansing creams, moisturizers, sunscreens and hair conditioners. Even makeup bases make use of avocado.
Avocado has a lot of fiber and this is one reason why it helps to lower bad cholesterol levels. It also contains chemicals that might repair cartilages and damaged joints.
When eaten in food amounts, it is safe for most people. It has few side effects though there are cases of mild itching among those who have cases of psoriasis.
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