973741 tn?1342342773

Are avocados really good for you?

Pretty fattening when you read about it. But are avocados worth the calories?  Thoughts?
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Avocados are considered to be a healthy food for many reasons. They are a good source of several important nutrients, including:

1.  Monounsaturated fats: Avocados are high in healthy monounsaturated fats, which can help to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

2.  Fiber: Avocados are a good source of dietary fiber, which can help to promote regular bowel movements and may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.

3.  Potassium: Avocados are also a good source of potassium, which is an important mineral that can help to regulate blood pressure and support healthy heart function.

4.  Vitamin K: Avocados are also a good source of vitamin K, which is important for healthy blood clotting and bone health.

5.  Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an antioxidant that can protect cells from damage, they are also a good source of Vitamin E.

Additionally, avocados contain a variety of other vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and folate that are important for overall health.

It is worth noting that avocados also have a high-calorie content, which should be considered when incorporating them into your diet. Eating them in moderation as part of a balanced diet is recommended.
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20923738 tn?1671110551
yes, they are rich in nutrition and have good fat. you can use then as butter in your sandwiches.
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20920488 tn?1655720735
Yes, they are. Avocados are a rich source of monounsaturated fats, phytosterols, potassium, and fiber. 100 grams of avocado contain 230 calories, 28 grams of fat, 11 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein, 135% of the daily value of vitamin K and 20% of the daily value of vitamin C. Avocados are also a great source of the antioxidant, glutathione, which is one of the most important antioxidants in our body. The best thing about avocados is that they can be easily consumed raw!
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Yes, Avocados are really best healthy food you can add. The vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats you get from avocados help prevent disease and keep your body in good working order. Avocados may help ward off: Cancer.
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I've lost a lot of weight in the past six months and eat them every day almost.  Definitely a great food for all
Great Keep it up.. Hope to will gain weight soon.
134578 tn?1693250592
I tend to buy it prepared if it was prepared at the store (we have a natural-foods type grocery store that's local and has a local kitchen, and they make it). If it was a brand that came across the country in a truck, I'd be less likely to buy it. Putting a little lemon juice in it keeps it from darkening so fast, but once it's exposed to the air, the local guac does turn dark in a pretty short time.
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134578 tn?1693250592
Also, avocados have the kind of fat that's characterized as "good" fat. (Monounsaturated, helps lower bad cholesterol.) This doesn't mean live on them, but it does mean you don't have to nix them from your diet.
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What do you think of the prepared guac you can buy?  It doesn't look to have a lot of other ingredients but unlike the guac I make straight from avocado, it stays green longer.  It is SO much easier though.
134578 tn?1693250592
I'm a fan, but the avocado, cilantro and crab would probably be gone by the time I got to the niceties of grating any cheese or putting anything in the broiler. (I've been known to eat a half Dungeness crab straight out of the paper from the fish market, just standing at the kitchen counter.) The Dungeness here is wonderful.
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You probably have much better crab than we do in my state.  But that sounds delicious. Who needs avocado when you can do that!
973741 tn?1342342773
This probably isn't health but doesn't it look delicious?



    5 medium ripe avocados, peeled and halved
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
    4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
    2 tablespoons minced chives
    1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced
    1 tablespoon capers, drained
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
lemon wedges


    Preheat broiler. Place 2 avocado halves in a large bowl; mash lightly with a fork. Add mayonnaise and lemon juice; mix until well blended. Stir in crab, 3 tablespoons cilantro, chives, serrano pepper, capers and pepper. Spoon into remaining avocado halves.
    Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Broil 4-5 in. from heat until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro; serve with lemon wedges.
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