Avocado is great for weight loss, despite the fact that it is high in calories. Avocados are full of twenty essential nutrients including healthy fatty acids, fiber and more.
Weight loss is not about subtracting food, it is about adding nutrients and eating them in moderation. Because of the avocados’ many benefits, it is a staple to many healthy diets.
Avocado for Weight Loss – Fatty Acids
The avocado is full of fatty acids which means two things:
1) Avocados are high in calories
2) Avocados are high in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids
One avocado has an average of 250 calories (almost all from fat, 175 calories). The fat is omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, and is very healthy for you.
Fat in a Diet? Fat is a must for every diet. Fat gets a bad rap, because it is packed full of calories. The key to successful weight loss, is realizing that not all calories are created equal. Omega 3’s and omega 6’s (also called essential fatty acids) are peddled by beauty stores, and doctors alike. Their benefits range from helping your skin, hair, nails, heart, mood elevator and much more.
Avocados are just one source for the amazing essential fatty acids. But there are many more reasons why avocado is a must for a healthy diet, and healthy weight loss.
Dietary Fiber in Avocado
Avocado is high in dietary fiber (5 grams per avocado).
Dietary fiber keeps you satisfied, happy, full and stabilizes a lot of your internal digestion. Most successful diets will have an emphasis on dietary fiber. The fiber also hides nicely in the avocado. When you eat an avocado, generally all you taste is the delicious smoothness of all those healthy fats.
20 Essential Nutrients in an Avocado
An Avocado has over 20 essential nutrients including potassium, vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid.
Dieting is not about removing food, it is about adding nutrients. Proper nutrients keep your body working right, make you feel good, and cause you to lose weight. A diet that removes calories alone while adding nutrition will ruin your health, metabolism and make you feel horrible.
Calories in an Avocado
The 250 calories in an avocado may seem like many calories for a diet, and it is. The avocado must still be eaten in moderation. A recommended serving on avocado is only 1/5 of an avocado, which brings it down to 50 calories.
If you eat only a portion of the avocado, make sure to leave the pit in with the rest of the avocado to slow the process of the avocado turning brown.