By Paul Scicluna, 19 April 2015
There is a huge myth going around that avocados are bad for you because of the high fat content. Frankly, people need to be given the right education so they can make better informed decisions on their health. In actual fact, avocados are not bad for you.
Yes, they contain fat but it’s the good monounsaturated fat that’s healthy for you. Even if you’re trying to lose weight, you need good fats to help your body function properly. Consumption of good fats is not only essential to a healthy body, but believe me, it's also helpful if you're trying to lose weight.
Avocados can be used in somewhat “unconventional” ways to make your meals healthier. For example, sometimes I add avocados to my smoothies if I want a creamy consistency. This is far healthier than using chemically laden milks or ice creams. If you want to see what’s in ice creams, check out my article HERE. You’d be surprised as it doesn’t overpower the smoothie flavor. Try it for yourself!
The avocado nutrition benefits are great. And not only do those good fats in your diet help people who are wanting to lose weight, it also protects your heart, helps to fight fatigue and support overall health and wellbeing. Whereas bad fats have been shown to promote weight gain, increase the risk of diseases such as obesity, heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Now, I’m glad that there are other smart people out there who realize that benefits of avocado are huge. And one group I’d like to highlight is the Health Ranger from Natural News. They talked about avocados being a superfood and listed 7 top benefits.
I’d like to share these avocado health benefits with you HERE.