The Brain-Healthy Benefits of Avocados

Here’s one good reason to eat avocados: They can help improve your ability to focus on tasks even in the face of distraction, particularly if you’re overweight or obese.

In a study published in the journal Current Developments in Nutrition, researchers found that overweight or obese participants who ate a fresh avocado every day did better on a cognitive test that measured attentional inhibition than those who didn’t eat an avocado.

The researchers believe that the avocado’s beneficial effects on cognitive performance could be due to nutrients like fiber, monounsaturated fats and lutein. Read more…

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