Avocados is natural rich source of Vitamin E and a good source of potassium.It has useful amounts of vitamin B6 and also supply vitamin C, riboflavin and manganese. Vitamin C and Vitamin E are both antioxidant and therefore can help to prevent the free radical damage that might lead to certain cancers.
Potassium helps to control blood pressure as well as maintain a regular heart beat and a healthy nervous system. Vitamin B6 is important for the normal functioning of the nervous system.Low level of vitamin B6 may also be associated with morning sickness.
Avocados have high content of monounsaturated fatty acid, which taught to lover blood cholesterol level. However the weight watchers should beware because avocados may contain up to 400 calories per fruit.
The avocados also has the highest protein content of any fruit.Unlike most fruits, avocados start to ripen only when they have been cut from the tree. Thus, if you buy an unripe avocados, store it at room temperature for few days.
The avocado is also called the 'alligator pear' because of the color and texture of the leather-like skin. Depending on the variety, avocados can weigh anything from 8 ounces to 3 pounds!. The avocado flesh is hard when harvested and takes about six to nine days to ripen and soften to a buttery texture. It tastes like a cross between a hard-boiled egg yolk and butter.
Like banana, the density of avocado flesh is filling and acts as a digestible slow-burning fuel, providing energy for growing children. Because of its high carbohydrates and protein content, mashed avocado is the perfect nourishing food for babies who are beginning to take solids.
Avocado is a fruit that is often avoided because of its high fats content. Together with that perception, the numerous health benefits are also overlooked. It's time we take a good look at some of the healing virtues of this fruit:
Bad Breath: The avocado is one of the best natural mouth wash and a remedy for bad breath. It is effective in removing intestinal putrefactions or decomposition which are the real cause of a coated tongue and this unpleasant condition.
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.
Cholesterol: An avocado contains oleic and linoleic acids that are effective in lowering the LDL cholesterol and increasing the healthy HDL cholesterol.