Are Avocados Healthy?


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Avocados are undoubtedly healthy. They are rich in monounsaturated fat which combats belly fat and is good for your heart. They help regulate blood sugar levels to prevent diabetes. Avocados are rich in Vitamins B5, B6, C, E and K, contain lots of folate and potassium and are rich in fiber that leaves you feeling satisfied after eating.

Furthermore, there is evidence that eating avocados on a regular basis can help alleviate symptoms of arthritis, prevent certain types of cancer, lower your cholesterol levels and enable you to better absorb nutrients from other fruits and vegetables in your diet. Given these facts, it is no wonder that some people refer to avocado as a superfood.

At the same time, anyone who wants to lose weight should eat avocadoes in moderation. While monounsaturated fat is good for you in moderation, it is fat nonetheless. A medium size avocado is estimated to have up to 23 grams of fat, which is about one third of your daily recommended fat intake. If you enjoy eating avocado on a regular basis, you may want to cut out other fattening foods from your diet in order to shed pounds. Alternatively, you may opt to eat avocado sporadically while still enjoying other healthy foods with a high or fairly high fat content.

There are various ways to add avocado to your diet without eating too much. You could snack on a small avocado during the day, add pieces of avocado to your salad, make guacamole or even blend avocado with milk, ice and other ingredients to make a healthy smoothie. If you aren't familiar with this healthy fruit, experiment with various recipes to find the ones that you like best. Avocado can be a great aide to weight loss if you don't overdo.

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