Saturday, August 11, 2012

Avocado- wonder food or fat trap?

Avocado- just the sound of it conjures up  buttery soft and smooth green goodness. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, B, C and E, the avocado was traditionally grown in Central America and is now grown throughout the world.
Avocadoes are high in monunsaturated fat which raises the HDL (good) cholesterol level and has other nutrients that lower bad cholesterol.
Full of natural goodness, it's a wonderfood but like all good things, too much of avocado in a day can derail your diet since it is high in fat. Half an avocado is a good serving since it's below 200 calories and can be a tasty and satisfying addition to either your salad or sandwich.

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