Avocado is a lot of things but unfortunately not low in calories. In fact, one medium sized avocado has 240 calories.
Before busting it let's see the facts that make it healthy!
It's rich in good fats and it has so many benefits for us.
it reduces the of developing cardiovascular disease
it improves cognitive function and digestive health.
it boosts satiety. Eating healthy fats helps feel full longer than usual and delays the return of hunger.
it helps to manage healthy body weight. Eating healthy fats in moderation, like those in an avocado, provide antioxidants and fight inflammation, which has been linked to healthy weight management.
it protects your heart as it lowers "bad" cholesterol LDL and raises "good" cholesterol HDL.
it prevents diabetes complications. If you have type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance, the higher your blood glucose level rises, the more your body produces insulin to lower your blood sugar. Adding avocado to your meals can prevent insulin and blood glucose levels from rising following the consumption of a meal.
it boosts nutrients. Pairing avocado with tomato sauce and carrots boosts the absorption of vitamin A, which is a crucial nutrient for healthy skin, vision, and immunity.
it supports a healthier diet overall. Regular avocado eaters tend to consume more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.
it promotes higher nutrients intake, such as:
-Healthful monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
it promotes healthy digestion along with a better, healthier gut. A healthy gut microbiome strengthens immune function, fights inflammation, and protects against chronic diseases.
it increases brain function
it protects your eyes
it has anti-cancer properties as it's rich in antioxidants.
In conclusion, it is a great fruit and wrongly believed that it's low in calories.
When we aim to weight loss, we aim on a calorie deficit. Eating "too much of something", or deleting something else from our nutrition plan in a long term period, does not work.
It is better to indulge everything in moderation.
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