If you’re on a diet or want to drop a few pounds, avocados are the right foods to incorporate into your meals. Losing weight requires eating fewer calories than you burn off, and a 50g serving of avocados contains 80 calories (plus plenty of beneficial vitamins and minerals), so you can easily fit them into a calorie reduction eating plan.
Avocados are rich in healthy fats, particularly so in the monounsaturated fat, oleic acid, the same type of healthy fat found in olive oil, therefore eating avocados can promote heart health.
Surprisingly, avocados also contain a lot of water and fibre, making them less energy dense than you may think. This also means that they help to keep us fuller for longer, meaning that we’ll be less inclined to snack between meals and consume more calories than we’re burning off.
They also contain many important nutrients, including potassium and they are absolutely delicious in salads!