Avocados

avocado

One of my favorite foods is the avocado.  In the past avocados were seen as a high fat food that should be avoided or eaten in small quantities but research has shown that this high fat, high fiber food is very good for you.  Unfortunately fats has been seen for decades as something we should avoid.  The AMA back in the 70’s declared fat as unhealthy and dictated that we should eat a low fat diet to prevent heart disease.   This is far from the truth.  Fats are very necessary and if you take the fat out of foods…they have to add sugar to give it any flavor.  Since adopting the low fat craze, Americans have become more overweight and sick than ever.

Avocados are a great food to incorporate if you want to lose weight.  They have lots of fiber and are rich in many vitamins and minerals.  They are rich in monounsaturated fats which are healthy fats for your health, reducing inflammation, and healthy weight loss.

They have many health benefits including decreased risk of heart disease and are very low on the glycemic index which helps balance blood sugars.  There is a lot of dietary fiber which benefits your healthy gut bacteria and helps fill you up. They are also high in antioxidants

I add avocado to my eggs in the morning, salads, and they are great for making fresh guacamole!  Try adding some avocado to your diet!