Avocados are an unusual fatty fruit with a smooth and creamy texture.
Avocados are packed with healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants and fiber.
They are also a great source of B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and vitamin C.
Eating avocados is very beneficial for heart health, as it may reduce blood cholesterol and triglycerides up to 22%, while raising the “good” HDL cholesterol.
Avocados are also very filling and do not raise blood sugar levels very much, all of which make them a weight loss friendly food.
If you don’t like your avocado plain, try adding some salt and pepper.
If that doesn’t do the trick, you can also try creating an avocado “chocolate pudding” in your blender:
- One small avocado.
- Half a banana.
- One tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Two tablespoons of dark cocoa.
Just be aware that this pudding is rather high in calories, and should perhaps only be made on special occasions.
Bottom line: Avocados are very rich in monounsaturated fat and fiber, and also contain several vitamins and minerals. They are very filling and may reduce blood cholesterol and triglycerides.