They got a bad rap I tell you! Well, maybe not… but I still hear people saying not to eat avocados because they are high in fat. Bologna! (now that’s something you shouldn’t eat).
Sure avocados are high in fat, but it is fat that is good for you! People wrongly assume that all fats are equal. Avocados promote HDL (good cholesterol) and lower LDL (bad cholesterol). They are full of monounsaturated fat (oleic acid) which is good for heart health. They are also bursting with nutrients… bursting I tell you! Avocados contain vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, H, K, minerals like folate, magnesium, copper, iron, calcium, potassium, and all of the essential amino acids that our body needs.
And guess what else. Many vitamins are fat soluble and your body absorbs them much better with fat. So eating avocado with vegetables actually increases the amount of vitamins and carotenoids that you are able to use in the body.
So, if you can’t tell, I am a big fan of avocados. I like to just take one and spread it on toast with some salt. Wow is that good. And sliced in salsa. Wow is that good. And homemade guacamole. Wow is that good. If you have any avocado stories or recipes, feel free to share.