Avocados improve concentration

People who eat a daily Avocado can be easily distracted: this is the result of a study by the University of Illinois, to be taken in overweight and obese adults for twelve weeks every day, Avocados were. The researchers believe that Avocados offer a possibility of increased risk for mental decline and dementia in this group of people to counteract.

After 84 adults with Overweight or obesity had to get in two groups over twelve weeks, daily meals, with or without fresh Avocado, cut those from the Avocado group in a Test is better, but it is a matter of attention, in spite of trouble to maintain. In two other cognitive Tests, no differences.

Avocados contain lots of healthy Nänutrients

The researchers suspected that the high Lutein that could affect the content of the Avocados a positive effect on mental performance. Lutein is a plant pigment that belongs to the group of carotenoids. Although the participants in the Avocado group at the end of the study period, higher Lutein levels in the blood had not, this correlated with the changes in the mental performance.

"Avocados are also rich in fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids. It is possible that these other nutrients have also played a role in the cognitive effects, but we have konzentriert&quot in our analyses on the Lutein;, the nutritionist Caitlyn Edwards said. Other foods are similarly rich in healthy nutrients, for instance green leafy vegetables or eggs. Avocados are, therefore, according to the researchers, only one of the many foods that could protect the health of the brain.


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