Avocados are loaded with a natural plant sterol called beta-sitosterol, which is essential for helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and a healthy heart.
Avocados hold Lutein and zeaxanthin, which reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults.
Eating one-half of an avocado fulfills your five-a-day fruit and vegetable quota
Avocados are high in fiber and low in carbohydrates, helping you lose weight. They also improve metabolism.
The lutein and zeaxanthin in avocados protect the skin from ultraviolet ray damage, while vitamins C and E found in avocadoes also ward off sun damage.
The avocatin B and phytochemicals may help prevent leukemia and other forms of cancer.
Pregnant women should include folate-rich avocadoes in their diets to aid in healthy fetal development. Folate can also help battle depression.