Yes, avocado is a fruit and they are high in fat! Most fruits are sweet and higher in sugar, avocados are higher in fat and creamy texture and have a bit of a nutty flavor. They are loaded with the good fat, monounsaturated fatty acids. Which is heart healthy and anti-inflammatory.
Here is a quick breakdown on why Avocados should be part of your healthy foods.
Fat and Calorie Breakdown
A medium sized avocado weights between 4 – 5 ounces, that includes the pit. Half of a medium avocado will be around 125 calories and provide around 7 grams of monounsaturated fatty acids.
Daily recommended amount of fat is 65 grams and only 20% coming from saturated fats. So that would be 3 – 4 whole avocados.
Vitamin & Mineral Breakdown
Half of an avocado provides essential nutrients that you need for a healthy body and mind.
Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.