The trendy green is largely made up of monounsaturated fat, one of the healthiest form of fats.
Half a large avocado contains 180 calories and counts as one of your recommended five daily portions of fruit and vegetables.
Naturally low in salt and containing fibre, they are chock-full of other beneficial nutrients including potassium and vitamin E.
They are also packed with tyrosine, an amino acids which helps the body produce dopamine – known as the brain’s pleasure centre.
A spike of dopamine in the body leads to increased feelings of reward and motivation.
Avocados also contain more folic acid than any other fruit.
The B vitamin is not only especially beneficial to pregnant women, but helps reduce homocysteine, an amino acid linked to anxiety and depression, in the body.
Avocados are also packed with Omega-3, which have long been tied to improving eyesight, heart health and depression.