Avocados are a food that many people avoid because they think they are fattening, but they are high in mono-unsaturated fat and loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, also more easily digested than animal fat. Avocados are filling and have a slow release of energy so very good for athletes. They are a better source of protein than cows milk.
Not everyone's taste but for those who love them the bad news first! The fat content in an avocado is between 20-30g of fat with 300 calories! The good news is that avocados are extremely healthy. Two thirds of the fat in avocados is 'good fat' meaning it is monounsaturated fats and oleic acid which helps lower cholesterol. Avocados contain an excellent source of Vitamin K as well as a good source of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. An avocado also contains nearly twice as much potassium as a banana which contributes to regulating blood pressure. Containing slightly less sugar than many other other fruits the avocado isn't that bad after all!
|Energy (Calories)||195 kcal|