Avocado

How does Avocado work?

Avocado contains chemicals that might lower cholesterol and repair cartilage in joints damaged by osteoarthritis.

Are there safety concerns?

Avocado is safe for most people when the fruit is eaten in food amounts. Avocado seems to be safe when taken orally as a medicine or applied to the skin. Mild itching has been reported in one person who used a specific avocado oil plus vitamin B12 cream for psoriasis.

Avocado has a high fat calorie content. Keep this in mind while planning total daily calorie and fat intake.

Do not use avocado as a medicine if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are allergic to latex. People who are sensitive to latex can have an allergic reaction to avocado.

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