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Whether you’re looking to incorporate “good” fat in your diet or are simply looking for recipe ideas that contain
good fats from avocados, avocados will surely brighten up any meal. From breakfast smoothies to evening salads,
avocados are a great way to add good fats to your diet. Before making changes to your diet, we first recommend that you consult your doctor or physician to see if this could work for you.
Not all dietary fats are bad. In fact, the human body needs some fats to help it absorb nutrients properly. It’s just a matter of choosing the type of fat you consume carefully. How many grams of fat people need per day varies depending on age, sex, and activity level. The forms of dietary fat found in avocados are:
Monounsaturated fats are a type of good fat that can help improve intake of dietary fat without raising LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels. Luckily, one-third of a medium sized avocado, which is a 50g serving, contains 6g of good fats, 5g of which are monounsaturated fats.
Just like monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats are considered to be “good” fats. Polyunsaturated fat can be found in plant and animal based foods like Salmon, vegetable oils, and even avocados! One-third of a medium avocado, which is a 50g serving, contains 1g of polyunsaturated fat in addition to 5g of monounsaturated fat.
The Dietary Guidelines recommends replacing bad fats with good fats. Replacing bad fats with good fats can reduce bad cholesterol levels in the blood.
Over 75% of the fat found in avocados is monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. They’re also free from cholesterol and sodium, but they are a good source of fiber.
Looking for ways to add avocados to your diet? Here are some tasty recipe ideas to inspire you!
Add avocados to your breakfast smoothie for a satisfying start to your day, or spread mashed avocado over your morning toast. Take the fleshy part of the fruit and blend it in a food processor until it’s smooth and spreadable.
Cubed, sliced, and halved avocados add extra depth and flavor to any salad, soup, or dressing. Remove the core and simply chop the avocado into the desired shape.
Check out this delicious Avocado Quinoa Black Bean bowl recipe. The good fat in this recipe is courtesy of the delicious Avocado from Mexico.
Thanks to the avocado, this ice cream recipe contains good fats. Try making this Tropical Avocado “Nice” Cream the next time you’re looking for a cool, refreshing treat!
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Avocados From Mexico is not making dietary recommendations for any type of diet plan. Recipes are intended for those who already follow a certain
eating plan and are for reference only. Before making changes to or starting a new diet, please be sure to consult your physician to discuss your plans.