8 REASONS WHY CALIFORNIA AVOCADOS ARE A SUPERFOOD By: Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RDN, CDN
Avocado Health benefits. Avocados contain 136 micrograms of the carotenoids lutein + zeaxanthin per 50 g serving (one-third of a medium avocado) and some research suggests that these carotenoids may help maintain eye health, especially as we age. It’s not always easy to get vitamin E in our diets, and avocados contain 6% of your daily value of Vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage and helps keep the immune system strong. Essential for growth and repair of tissues throughout the body, Vitamin C is an antioxidant that also contributes to a healthy immune system and avocados contain 4% of the DV for Vitamin C.