The Fruit that Should be in Every Diet

The Fruit that Should be in Every Diet

Many people shy away from avocados because they are so high in calories: one avocado has about 300 calories. This is because avocados are packed with fats, which have 9 calories per gram, while proteins and carbs only have 4. But avocados, far from causing weight gain, actually drive fat loss because the fats in avocados are very healthy fats. The fats in avocados have been widely tested in a laboratory setting and shown to have many important benefits, including reducing inflammation and lowering the risk of heart disease.

Avocados are an ideal diet staple because they're both healthy and delicious. One of the most difficult aspects of dieting is putting up with the taste of diet foods: lean chicken with brown rice can get boring pretty quickly. On the other hand, it's easy to incorporate avocados into your diet because they're versatile and taste good. Here are some easy ways to add avocados into your diet.

First, the one you probably already thought of: guacamole. Here's a great spicy guacamole recipe. Quick tip: If you leave the pit in the guacamole, it'll keep longer.

Spicy Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 1 hass avocado, with pit
  • 1 teaspoon onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro/coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (or lime juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

See the full recipe here.

Egg in Avocado Breakfast

Avocados are the main ingredient in this popular new breakfast that also features eggs, which are rich in nutrients and high-quality proteins. It's about as simple as removing the pit, scooping out a larger hole, filling it with an egg, and frying the combination.

See the full recipe here.

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CATEGORIES: Recipes, Healthy Foods, Healthy Fats , Heart Health, Vegetarian, Weight Loss