Healthy Food Profile- Avocado

Updated: May 18


Name- Avocado

Benefits- Source of healthy monounsaturated fat, helps lower cholesterol, reduces heart disease, promotes greater absorption for antioxidants, reverses insulin resistance, good for your skin, source of fibre.

Negatives- Can cause weight gain in excess, possible allergies.

Vitamins and Minerals- High in potassium, B6, vitamin E, C, and K, magnesium and folate.

Calories- One 200g Avocado, contains 320 calories (Approx)

Best way to Eat-Avocado has only a mild taste and can be added to a variety of dishes in a number of ways. It is often used as a spread, dip or filling for wraps and is also a good one to add to salads. They are also a healthy addition to smoothies

Summary- Although Avocados do contain fat, it is healthy fat which is great for your body. Weight gain is really only going to be an issue if you eat Avocados excessively as is the case with many foods. Healthy fats are uncommon in most mainstream foods, which puts the humble Avo at the top of the list, along with nuts. Avocados are considered to be a 'Superfood' meaning they are nutritionally dense.


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