Avocados, Fat and Calories
Avocados are sodium-free and cholesterol-free. They enable the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha- and beta-carotene as well as lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit. (Source: The California Avocado Commission)
Avocados have high fat content, with 319 fat calories for every cup of avocado, which has about 384 calories but it's mostly monoinsaturated fat (popularly referred to as "good fat") which has been shown in studies to lower bad cholesterol and, in some cases, raise good cholesterol. (Source: WebMD.com)
Eat More Avocados, Eat Less & Lose Weight!
When we diet, many of us crave fatty foods. Instead of cutting out fat altogether, try substituting a few bites of avocado in your diet. At about 50 calories per ounce, you get great taste that can help you feel more satisfied and fuel your weight loss, even on a reduced-calorie diet.
Avocados and Dietary Fiber
Did you know that avocados have the highest dietary fiber content of all fruits? The USDA National Nutrient Database reveals that one avocado provides 13.5 g of dietary fiber and 322 calories.
Avocados Are Naturally Low-Carb
A one-ounce serving of avocados has only 4 grams of carbohydrates.
Avocados Are Great For Hair and Skin
Avocado oil has vitamins A, C, E, and K, and it can be found in beauty products and shampoos because it improves skin texture and has soothing properties for the hair follicle and scalp, making it helpful for moisturizing dry hair and soothing dandruff. Moisturizing avocado beauty mask treatments can be made at home from just a few ingredients, like mashed avocado, honey and a dash of cider vinegar. Leave the mixture on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with a warm, damp cloth.