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Avocado Nutrition Information Will Surprise You!Could Avocado Nutrition Be Better For You Than Any Drug Which Claims To Have Similar Functions?....And The Answer Is...


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You May Never Have Thought About Food As Medicine, But It Is...Here Is Why.Avocado Nutrition: Traditional Chinese Medicine Healing Properties!

Avocado nutrition information Oriental Medicine style.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine Avocado is a food with beneficial healing power.

Thermically (meaning it has a heating or cooling or neutral effect on the body's temperature): it is cooling. It cools the body.

Taste: Sweet

Healing Properties:

1. Lubricates the Intestines treats constipation

2. Benefits the Lungs. Moistens the Lungs for Lung dryness

3. Nourishes Blood, it improves blood factors that modern medicine can not even imagine.

4. Nourishes Yin...prevents the organs from drying out from aging.

5. Benefits the stomach...treats ulcers

Modern Scientific Avocado Nutritional Benefits:

Avocado nutrition is practically mind blowing!

Next to the olive, the avocado is the fruit with the highest monounsaturated fatty acids content at 20%...followed by smaller amounts of polyunsaturated and saturated fats.. This amounts to almost twenty times that of any other fruit. It is partly this that accounts for its ability to "nourish Yin and Blood."

80% of its caloric content is easily digested and health promoting mono-unsaturated oils. If you crave fats or oils and don't tolerate them well, you will likely be able to tolerate the fat in Avocado.

Those trying to lose weight often stay away from avocados specifically because of the fat content. Ironically, the monounsaturated fats and the incredible nutrition of the Avacado boosts your metabolism, and actually and can therefore reduce overeating.

The potassium content is three times that of the banana. It also has three times the calories of a banana.

It contains the essential minerals of iron and copper which are beneficial for the blood, as well as phosphorus and magnesium.

The low sodium content in avocados, but primarily its low sugar content and the absence of starch makes it an ideal fruit for diabetics and hypoglycemics.

It is also one of the richest source of fiber among all fruits and vegetables. Avocado is packed with vitamin A, several of the B-complex vitamins, especially B3 (folic acid), and powerful anti-oxidants like vitamins C and E, and minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, etc.  

Let's hear it for Avocado nutrition!

What Are The Known Scienficically Documented Health Benefits of The Avocado?

Here are healing effects due to amazing Avocado nutrition.

Bad breath: The Avocado is one of the best natural mouth washes and is a remedy for bad breath. It is effective in removing intestinal putrefaction or decomposition which are the real cause of a coated tongue and resultant bad breath.

Beauty Aid: The oil extracted is widely used in preparation of beauty products. These include creams, cleansers and moisturizers to prevent the aging effect of dehydration; bath oils, shampoos, scalp conditioner and hair tonic.

Reduces and Regulates Blood Pressure: The high potassium and foliate content in avocado helps to regulate blood pressure, protecting your body against circulatory diseases, heart problems and stroke.

Improves both Cholesterol levels HDL and LDL: Avocado contains oleic and linolinic acids that are effective in lowering the LDL cholesterol and increasing the "healthy" HDL cholesterol.

Prevents and heals both stomach and Duodenal ulcers: The blandness of this fruit (and papaya) is comforting and soothing to the stomach and duodenum. Its abundant nutrition and enzymes are effective in treating these ulcers.

Eyesight protection: The potent anti-oxidant content in avocado helps neutralize free radicals that are important for improving eyesight and preventing eye problems like astigmatism, cataracts and glaucoma.

Fetal development: The high foliate content is important and necessary for healthy fetal cell and tissue development.

Boosts Immune system: Regular consumption of avocados strengthens the immune system.

Increases absorption of phyto-nutrients: Studies have proven that when even a small amount of avocado is consumed together with other fruits and vegetables, the absorption of phyto-nutrients is higher than when consumed on its own. This alone makes it worth while to be eating avocados regularly.

Prevents Kidney stones: Consumption of the high-potassium content fruit helps to reduce urinary calcium excretion, lowering the risk of stones forming in the kidney.

Reduce Morning Sickness: Vitamin B6 which is found in Avocado helps relieve nausea and queasiness associated with pregnancy.

Benefits the Muscles and Nerves: The high potassium content helps balance electrolytes, aids muscle activity, improves nerve function and boosts energy and metabolism.

Prevents Prostate Cancer: Studies have shown that certain unique phyto-nutrient substances in avocados help prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells and may even help repair damaged cells.

Heals Psoriasis: The avocado oil is beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis. Apply regularly on affected parts to remove the scales.

Selection Criteria And Basic Use Information:

Avocado cross section cut

Beyond Avocado nutrition information into the realm of selection and use.

Depending on the variety, avocados can weigh anything from 8 ounces to 3 pounds!

The Flesh of the avocado is hard when harvested and takes about six to nine days to ripen and finally softens to a buttery texture.

Like banana, avocado flesh is filling and acts as a digestible slow-burning fuel, providing loads of energy due to its high fat content.

Because of its high carbohydrates and protein content, mashed avocado is not only beneficial for us adults, but is also very nourishing for babies who are beginning to eat solid foods.

To check if an avocado is ripe, press it firmly but gently. If you can feel it yielding to the pressure, it is ripe.

To cut it, slice it lengthwise. When the knife blade touches the big rock-hard seed, rotate the knife around it and separate the halves. Remove the seed with your knife and scoop out the flesh with a spoon.

Do not refrigerate an avocado before it is ripe. But once ripe, it can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week unsliced.

Once cut an avocado open, do not keep for more than a day in the refrigerator.

Avocado flesh that is exposed to air can quickly turn color because of the high iron content. You can prevent this by sprinkling it with some lemon juice.

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