Aren’t avocados bad for you because they contain so much fat? I thought vegetables are supposed to be good for you? Should I eat avocados?
Technically, avocados are a fruit and they are definitely one of my favorite foods! I use them in protein shakes, salads and as a dip. One-half of an avocado contains about 15 grams of fat which specifically breaks down to 10 grams of monounsaturated fat, 1.8 grams of polyunsaturated fat and 2.2 grams saturated fat. These are good fats that your body needs to remain healthy which makes avocados a great source of healthy fats as well as other nutrients. One serving (one-half of an avocado) contains Vitamin A, C, B6, folacin, potassium, copper and manganese plus Vitamin K. Vegetables and fruits are good for you whether you eat them raw or cooked. Where a lot of us go wrong is we just eat too much or too many of them! Watch your portion size – eat one serving and you take in a modest 135 calories (about the same as a can of pop but much more nutritious).