Wednesday, August 14, 2013

What is the truth about the nutrition of avocados?




I must say as a nutritionist, I really really dislike the top answer and the fact that it was voted up. You will NEVER convince me that eating 1000 calories of twinkies is the same as fresh whole fruits and vegetables. His understanding of nutrition is way too simplified. Not to mention that his long winded post doesn't really even answer the question. Many studies have been done recently on the avocado and it really IS a superfood of nutrition. Monosaturated fatty acids are being linked with a trimmer figure in many studies. The biggest being from Nutrition Journal that showed that avocado eaters weighed less than those that did not include them in their diet across the board. They've also been linked to a lower BMI or body mass index and a smaller waist circumference. Half an avocado provides about 4 grams of fiber which helps to slow down the digestion of carbohydrates, keeping you feeling full longer. As well, the fat content of avocadoes is made up of more than 50 percent oleic acid, which research shows plays a role in controlling appetite. The Avocado I list as the 2nd best power food of nutrition in my new book. Eat it.