1 tsp almond extract OR mint extract (try each - you'll like them!)
The potassium content of an avocado is three times that of a banana. Other essential minerals are iron and copper, phosphorus and magnesium.
The low sodium content in avocados and its low sugar content and absence of starch make 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 vitamins A, several B-complex, especially B3 (folic acid), powerful anti-oxidants like vitamins C and E, and calcium.Bad breath: The avocado is one of the best natural mouthwashs 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 halitosis (bad breath).
Blood pressure: The high potassium and folate content in avocado helps to regulate blood pressure, protecting your body against circulatory diseases, heart problems and stroke.
Cholesterol: An avocado contains oleic and linoleic acids that are effective in lowering the LDL cholesterol and increasing the healthy HDL cholesterol.
Duodenal ulcer: The blandness of this fruit is comforting and soothing to the hypersensitive surfaces of the stomach and duodenum. Its abundant nutrients and enzymes are an effective remedy to treat these ulcerations.
Eyesight: The potent antioxidant content in avocado helps neutralize free radicals, which is important for improving eyesight and prevent eye problems like astigmatism, cataracts and glaucoma.Immune system: Avocodos contain Vitamin A, which is essential for stimulating the immune system, improving vision and proper growth of bones and teeth.Increases absorption of phytonutrients: Studies have proven that when even a small amount of avocado is consumed together with other fruits and vegetables, the absorption of phytonutrients is several times higher than when consumed on their own.
Morning sickness: The vitamin B6 helps relieve nausea and queasiness associated with pregnancy.
Muscle and nerve: The high potassium content helps balance our body's electrolytes, aids muscle activity, nerve function and energy metabolism.
Prostate cancer: Studies have shown that certain unique phytonutrient substances in avocados have been known to help prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells and may even help repair the damaged cells.
Psoriasis: The avocado oil is beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis. Apply regularly on affected parts to remove the scales. (OK, so the mousse doesn't really help here.)