Did you know about the Healthy Factors of the Avocado?
Nutrient Dense – Why is nutrient density important? Nutrient dense foods give you the most nutrients for the fewest amount of calories. In other words, nutrient dense foods give you the “biggest bang for your buck.”
For Your Brain – Avocados give you a good dose of vitamin E, which may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease and slow decline in your memory and thinking skills. This may have to do with vitamin E’s antioxidant properties — it can help fight cell damage caused over time by things like pollution and radiation from the sun.
Boost Your Mood – In a cup of avocado slices, you’ll get about 118 micrograms of folate, which is almost a third of what most adults need daily. People who don’t get enough of this B vitamin could be more prone to depression — and less likely to respond well to antidepressants. Folate also plays a role in preventing birth defects, so expectant and new mothers are encouraged to get more.
Healthy Fats – An excellent source of healthy monounsaturated fats. The body needs fats as they are vital for good health.
Healthy fats help carry important fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A and E and colourful carotenoid pigments such as beta-carotene.