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How To Stay Fit and Full With a 2019 Meal Plan Featuring Avocados

You’ve committed to make this year your best one yet by setting new fitness and eating goals, and we’re here to help you succeed.

We’ve got a lot of ideas and tips to share with you to make sure you’re ready to seize success, but first things first: Before you make any changes to your exercise or food routines, be sure to consult with your doctor to make sure your plans are doc-approved.

Staying On Track with Avocados

This green fruit is sure to be the star of your 2019 meal planning to keep you fit and full all year. Nearly 75% of the fat in avocados considered to be “good fat”, which helps absorb nutrients and does not raise bad cholesterol levels. Avocados also are a good source of fiber, which helps you feel fuller faster and can increase satiety and possibly help manage weight.

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines suggest shifting food choices from those high in saturated fats to those high in unsaturated fats.  Avocados are virtually the only healthy fruit with monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat or good fats. In fact, over 75% of the fat in healthy avocados is “good fat.” The body needs some dietary fat to help with absorption of nutrients, but not all fats are the same and keeping a healthy balance of fat intake is key. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend replacing bad fats with good fats and, good fats can help improve intake of dietary fat without raising LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels.  Avocados From Mexico (which are available all year long!) are a great way to bring more unsaturated fats into your diet to meet your goals this year. 

An Avocado for Every Meal

Avocado is a versatile fruit, making it an easy addition to every meal — even dessert!

In the morning, you can add a ripe avocado to the smoothie or your choice, like this one, to fill your morning and your stomach.

For lunch or dinner, you can either top a salad with avo slices to shake you out of your frozen meal-for-one routine. These avo-equipped meals can keep you fuller longer, thanks to the fiber in every serving of avocado (1/3 of a medium-sized avocado contains 11% of your daily recommended fiber).

Enjoy your new year and new meal plan with the versatile, nutrient-dense addition of Avocados From Mexico in all your meal times.

By Avocados From Mexico January 08, 2019

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