Avocados creamy texture and rich taste make it a common ingredient in many dishes such as the Mexican dip “guacamole”. Although it may be a little fatty, that doesn’t mean that they are bad for your health. Because of its higher than normal fat content, avocado is also used as a meat substitute in sandwiches and salads.
Avocados are an excellent source of potassium (containing more per weight than bananas). In addition, avocados are rich in vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
Healthy fats – fats account for around three quarters of the calorie count of an avocado. Most of fats is an Avocado are monounsaturated fat, in the form of oleic acid and account for around 2/3. Monounsaturated fat which is considered to be a “good fat” which reduces levels of bad cholesterol in your blood and lowers your risk of stroke and heart disease.
Protein – an average avocado contains around 4 grams of protein, which is much more than most other fruits.
Sugar – with a low sugar content the avocado is low compared to other fruits. Half an avocado contains approximately 0.2 g of sugar.
Vitamins and minerals – with than a banana avocados are an excellent source of potassium. In addition, avocados are rich in vitamin K, Vitamin B9, vitamin B6, vitamin B5 vitamin C, and vitamin E.
Dietary fiber – a medium avocado contains 11 grams of fiber, which is close to half of the daily recommended minimum intake for the average human adult.