Mamas and soon-to-be mamas– did you know that avocados can help women achieve a balanced diet and sustain a healthy pregnancy? Research demonstrates that fresh avocados, a unique, nutrient-dense food, contain many of the critical nutrients needed for proper fetal and infant development which is essential in maternal diets.

Three reasons why avocados are great source of nutrients during pregnancy:

  • Avocados contain naturally good fats, which are known to be important for normal growth and development of the central nervous system and brain.
  • Avocados provide a good source of folate per serving, which is important for proper brain function. Consuming adequate intakes of folate/folic acid may reduce the risk for premature births and birth defects.
  • Avocados contain many of the critical nutrients for fetal and infant health and development, such as folate, potassium, carotenoids and other key compounds such as fiber, MUFA and antioxidants.

Read more about avocados and maternal diets. Fresh avocados not only provide critical nutrients for your baby, they also satisfy mama by fitting into a variety of delicious recipes. Try this Cuban-style Grilled Salmon with Avocado, Baby Tomato and Herb Salsa to satisfy those pregnancy cravings.

You can find various tasty avocado recipes – from soups to salads to smoothies and appetizers – all of which can fit into sensible eating plans at Saborea Uno Hoy.