Mums to Be
A healthy diet will give your baby a better start in life by providing the essential nutrients to grow and develop normally. Avocados can be part of a healthful diet for both pregnant and nursing moms.
Avocados are a treasure trove of vitamins and minerals and in particular folic acid which is essential during pregnancy.
It has been shown that folic acid supplementation prevents neural tube defects in children in 100% of cases. In pregnancy your body's requirement for folic acid doubles from 400mcg to 800mcg per day. Folic acid increases the production of nucleic acids that are required by the body during pregnancy.
Avocados are an EXCELLENT SOURCE of folate, delivering 27% of the recommended daily intake in just one serve.