There are tons of facts circulating around about the almighty avocado. Are they good for you? Bad for you? We wanted the answers, so we did some digging.
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What You Need to Know About the Almighty Avocado
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Let's face it: there are a lot of "facts" circulating the net about the almighty avocado. We're here to help you find out the truth.
Bad news first: the avocado is indeed, fatty. Carrying up to 29 grams of fat and 2-300 calories per avocado, you should be wary of eating a few of these in one sitting. However, most of the fat is monounsaturated, meaning it won't increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Now for the good news: if eaten in moderation, these creamy, delectable and delicious treats can do far more good than bad. For instance, did you know the avocado can contain over 145 grams of water? That is, in part, what helps keep us full for so long after consuming avocados. They are source of dietary fiber, help regulate insulin levels and can contain up to 20 percent of your daily value of vitamin C.
To learn more about avocado's beneficiary qualities, check out our slideshow above!