But if we go sans avocado in our salads because it puts us over our calorie target for the day, we’re doing this power food a serious nutrition injustice.
Total fat content and calories tell only a fraction of the avocado story. The fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals, and fats essential to maintaining a balanced diet.
And yes, avocados, with their 14g fat per half, can aid in weight loss.
Here’s the “label” we should be reading:
About those fats. Avocados contain mainly unsaturated fats. The good fats.
The unsaturated fats in avocados raise good cholesterol levels. They also take longer to digest, leaving you full for much longer.
Our bodies need fat. The good kind. This just isn’t communicated very well, especially on nutrition labels.
Avocados can enliven a wide range of meals. They give smoothies a creamy consistency, play well on morning toast, and provide a healthy alternative to butter.
There’s real value in avocados. If you still aren’t convinced, look at what a quick search for “avocado” yields on TwoGrand. It doesn’t hurt to be a beautiful food, either…