Avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit that plays an important role in pregnancy.
Avocado oil, with its high lipid content, is easily absorbed by the skin. It is a natural emollient and has essential nutrients like proteins, vitamins D, E, B6, iron, amino acids and folic acid. Topical application of avocado oil is recommended for skin health, and it is known for its marked softening and soothing nature. Rich and nourishing, avocados combine omega-3 fatty acids with natural vitamin E, and the folate supplied by avocados promote healthy cell and tissue development.
Our research & medical team have chosen avocado as a key ingredient in our formulations because of its proven benefits for pregnancy and skin. It is also a pregnancy superfood recommended to be eaten during pregnancy. If you’d like to read more information about avocado oil, please scroll on…
Avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit that plays an important role in healthy diets in pregnancy, contributing almost 20 vitamins, nutrients and phyto nutrients. Research shows avocado eaters consume significantly more key nutrients than non-avocado eaters. Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, avocados provide an excellent source of balanced nutrition during all stages of life.
The avocado is almost a perfect food. It is the only fruit known which contains all the food elements (carbohydrates, protein and fat) as well as a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals. Avocados are also rich in potassium, B vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. B group vitamin and folates are an essential nutrient for cell division, blood production, heart health and during pregnancy. Adequate folate is critical for the prevention of foetal neural tube defects. Avocados combine omega-3 fatty acids with natural vitamin E, which has been clinically proven to prevent Alzheimer’s disease from progressing and even reversing it in its earliest stages. Eating avocado during pregnancy is recommended. Expectant mothers can benefit from the regular consumption of avocado and other plant-based fatty foods. Avocados are loaded with good monounsaturated fats, which help to lower cholesterol while also supplying the body with the essential compounds necessary for a baby’s developing brain, eyes, nervous system and fatty tissues.
The folate supplied by avocados promotes healthy cell and tissue development. This is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy. Avocados are a rich source of folate with a 50g serving providing 60ug.
Avocado oil is a natural emollient. Rich and nourishing, avocado oil has essential nutrients for healthy and beautiful skin like proteins, Vitamins A, D, E and B6, magnesium, copper, iron, amino acids and folic acid. Topical application of avocado oil has been recommended for skin health. The avocado pulp contains high lipids content. Avocado oil made from the pulp is easily absorbed by the skin.
Avocado oil also significantly increases the amount of collagen in skin – which normally is under attack as we grow older. It reduces age spots, help heal sun damage and scars. It is well known that Vitamin E plays a role in aiding skin appearance and a healthy oil diet containing this vitamin will assist in having a good complexion.
In skin care, the two major advantages of the avocado are its marked softening and soothing nature and its notable absorption. Compared with almond, corn, olive, and soybean oils, avocado oil had the highest skin penetration rate. Known as “the veritable fruit of paradise” it is also one of the first fresh fruits a baby can enjoy! It is one of the fruits that can be fed to a baby during weaning stages and that a baby can enjoy even before the age of one.