The avocado is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most nutritious fruit.
It is nature's health food and is a natural multivitamin. Avocados are rich in disease-fighting antioxidants such as vitamins A, C & E. Antioxidants absorb the excess free radicals in the body that are known to contribute to the prevention and delay of heart disease, cataracts, premature ageing and many types of cancer.
Avocados contain no cholesterol or unhealthy oils and are not fattening. Avocados have a high level of Folate, which is essential for the development of the foetus, making them an ideal 'natural supplement' for pregnant women.
An avocado a day will provide a large daily intake of vitamin E, which is necessary for boosting energy levels and strengthening the immune system. Vitamin C also has numerous benefits ranging from prevention of the common cold to protecting the body and boosting the immune system.