In the same study mentioned (for the eyes) above, people who ate an avocado daily also had significant improvements in their memory, cognition and problem-solving abilities. The lutein in avocados, along with monounsaturated fats, fibre and other bioactive compounds, make this fruit particularly attractive for a healthy brain.
A mother’s diet during pregnancy plays a crucial role in influencing the growth of her baby and a healthy birth. Avocados are a nutrient-dense food consisting of a unique comination of dietary fibre, healthy fats, and vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin K and folate, all important as part of a healthy diet for both mom and growing baby.
The fibre in avocadoes in a unique combination of ¾ insoluble fibre and ¼ soluble fibre. Our gut needs different types of fibres to keep it healthy, each of which has different jobs in the gut. Soluble fibre acts like a mop and helps absorb fluid in the gut, forming a soft gel-like substance that helps the stool pass easily through the gut. Insoluble fibre acts like a broom, roughly sweeping through the length of the gut to remove waste. But fibre does far more than just keep us regular and may play a role in preventing colon cancer, lowering cholesterol, and even helping with weight loss.