Avocados have a bad rap for being fatty, but the fats are healthy and the flesh is full of vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin B6 helps the body make several neurotransmitters, including serotonin, which influences mood. The B vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin, have positive effects on the nervous system. Deficiencies of these vitamins have been linked to increased anxiety in some people.
Avocados are rich in stress-relieving B vitamins and heart-healthy fat that may help to lessen anxiety.
Vitamin E is also a nutrient that is important for vision, reproduction and maintaining healthy skin. It's also been connected with cognition, helps widen blood vessels and is needed for the formation of red blood cells. Because vitamin E is fat-soluble it's only found in foods like nuts and avocados that have a high-fat content.