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Benefits of Avocado

71. Antimicrobial
Avocado seed might offer natural antibiotic and antifungal benefits, according to a study published in the March 2009 issue of the Journal Revista de Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical. In the test tube study, avocado seed extracts inhibited a variety of pathogens, including Candida and other fungi and the mosquito that carries the tropical disease yellow fever.
72. Cholesterol lowering
Avocado seed lowered cholesterol levels and may protect against arterial plaque formation, according to a laboratory animal study published in the March 2012 issue of the journal Plant Foods in Human Nutrition. Researchers attributed the cholesterol lowering benefits to the seed s high content of dietary fiber, which lowers cholesterol levels by binding to cholesterol in the intestinal tract and preventing absorption.
73. Food Dye
An orange pigment that forms when avocado seed is crushed shows potential as a food colorant, according to a study published in the November 2011 issue of the Journal of Food Science. Researchers noted that the pigment, which was stable in a range of pH and temperature conditions, might satisfy public demand for safe, natural alternatives to synthetic food dyes.
74. Beauty aid
The oil extracted is widely used in preparation of beauty products. These include creams, cleansers and moisturizers to prevent the ageing effect of dehydration; bath oils, shampoos, scalp conditioner and hair tonic.
75. Duodenal ulcer
The blandness of this fruit (and papaya) is comforting and soothing to the hypersensitive surfaces of the stomach and duodenum. Its abundant nutrient and enzymes are an effective remedy to treat these ulceration.
76. Fetal development
The high folate content is important and necessary for healthy fetal cell and tissue development. The potent anti oxidant content in avocado helps neutralize free radicals that are important for improving eyesight and prevent eye problems like astigmatism, cataracts and glaucoma.
77. Increases absorption of phytonutrients
Avocado is consumed together with other fruits and vegetables, the absorption of phytonutrients are a few times higher than when consumed on its own. This alone makes it worthwhile to be eating avocados regularly.
78. Kidney stones
Consumption of the high potassium content fruit helps to reduce urinary calcium excretion, lowering the risk of stones forming in the kidney. Avocados have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.
79. Morning sickness
The vitamin B6 helps relieve nausea and queasiness associated with pregnancy. The avocado oil is beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis. Apply regularly on affected parts to remove the scales.
80. Muscle and nerve
The high potassium content helps balance our body s electrolytes, aids muscle activity, nerve function and energy metabolism. Research has shown that certain compounds in avocados are able to seek out pre cancerous and cancerous oral cancer cells and destroy them without harming healthy cells.


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