.One of the most common questions I receive is - how do I add more healthy fats to my diet? Many people who are following strict low-fat diets thinks that it's easy to eat more fat. Fat is everywhere, isn't it? But the trick is to add fat to healthy meals, not eating more potato chips, french fries and ice cream. My favorite way to add fat to my meals is to add an avocado. It can't get easier than that. Adding an avocado ensures that you get the fat and it adds a ton of nutrition to your meal.
Fat account for around three quarters of the calorie count of an avocado. Most of it is monounsaturated fat, in the form of oleic acid. Monounsaturated fat is considered to be a "good fat" which reduces levels of bad cholesterol in your blood and lowers your risk of stroke and heart disease. Avocados also contains around 4 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber, which is much more than most other fruits. Avocados has a low sugar content compared to other fruits. Avocados are an excellent source of potassium (containing more per weight than bananas!). In addition, avocados are rich in vitamin K, Vitamin B9, vitamin B6, vitamin B5 vitamin C, and vitamin E.2. Can't get any better than that!