Avocados are a winner in almost all diet options, although some mistakenly think they are bad because they contain too much fat.
That’s another food myth (lie): Avocados are high in healthy saturated fat, and rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids — both are vital and heart-healthy nutrients.
For decades the food, weight loss, dietary, and medical industries have declared animal protein and fat — saturated fat — as unhealthy.
That food myth has long since been debunked by scientists, medical doctors, and modern nutritionists.
The human body consists of protein, saturated fat, and water. Why would consuming any of these 3 components be unhealthy if we are made of them?
Thankfully things are slowly changing with food and health organizations now accepting the truth about various food groups previously declared as unhealthy.
Here’s the headline from an article by the Hass Avocado Board referencing USDA dietary committee:
“The New 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Feature Avocados as a Healthy Option” Hassavocadoboard.com
What makes Avocados so healthy?
Research on humans shows that avocados are incredibly healthy and nutrient-dense.
Unless you hate them, you should be eating avocados regularly. I’ve come across clients who say they “can’t stand” the taste and texture of avocados! Odd but it happens.
In 98% of those cases, the problem is solved by making tasty, spicey Guacamole. It takes 7 minutes and 7 ingredients to make your delicious homemade guac!
4 Servings Guacamole Ingredients:
2–1/2 half Onion
3–2 diced Tomatoes
4–1 Jalapeno Pepper — seeds removed
5–2 minced Garlic cloves
6–1 Lime, juiced
7–1 tablespoon of Salt & a sprinkle of Pepper
If you dislike plain Avocados, that’s your solution — make your Guace! Enjoy the taste and amazing health benefits.
Here are some of the tremendous benefits avocados deliver:
1 — Avocados improve cholesterol levels
The general healthy cholesterol principles:
- Higher HDL
- Lower triglycerides
- A lower LDL: HDL ratio
- Less LDL
- Less small dense cholesterol molecules
Eating avocados helps achieve those “healthy cholesterol goals.”
2 — Avocados make meals more filling and satisfying
Avocados are flavorful and satiating. Adding them to meals makes your food more filling and satisfying.
A dish accompanied by avocados is more satisfying and keeps you fuller for longer.
You feel full because avocados are nutrient-dense and satisfying.
3 — Avocados improve gut health
Avocados increase the diversity of the gut biome. This supports fat burning. It also increases short-chain fatty acid production by the gut bacteria — a positive metabolic health indicator.
4 — Avocados are anti-inflammatory
The consumption of avocados consumption lowers can help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.
5 — Avocados contain several micronutrients
1 avocado provides:
- 30% of daily folate
- 40% of vitamin B5
- 15% of riboflavin
- 23% of vitamin B6
- 17% of vitamin E
- 28% of vitamin K
- 26% of copper
- 9% of magnesium
- 15% of potassium
6 — Avocados are good for your skin & hair
Avocados are loaded with oils that naturally help moisturize your skin and hair.
By regularly consuming avocados, your body releases the oils which support strong hair, and help reduce wrinkles, blemishes, and even acne.
Those are all pretty strong and persuasive arguments to include avocados in your keto or carnivore diet.
Avocados are creamy smooth, delicious, and highly nutritious. By adding them to your diet, you can improve many aspects of your health.
One avocado a day will keep the doctor away and you very healthy, if combined with the right protein-rich, and healthy fat foods.
On top of that, if you can remove all sugar from your diet, you’re on the best way to optimal metabolic and mental health.
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