Overview

Avocado is a tree. The fruit, a popular food, is a good source of potassium and healthy fats. The fruit, leaves, and seeds are sometimes used to make medicine. The oil from the fruit is also used as a medicine and for cooking.

Avocado is used for high cholesterol, psoriasis, arthritis, sexual desire, obesity, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Be careful not to confuse avocado with avocado soy unsaponifiables (ASU).

How does it work ?

Avocado contains a lot of fiber, and this may explain its ability to lower cholesterol.

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