Avocados provide a lot of fiber, healthy fats that help control diabetes and contribute to improving overall health.

The fiber rich in avocados contributes to the growth of healthy bacteria in the digestive system.

Eating avocados contributes to short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs).

Short-chain fatty acids help power colon cells and protect against diseases such as colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

Avocados contain many compounds including carotenoids and phenolics.

These substances have been shown to have antioxidant, neuroprotective and cardioprotective activity.

Half an avocado provides 15% of the daily need for vitamin B6 which reduces inflammation and protects against the harmful effects of oxidation.