Avocado Madness: Good Fat is the New Fad! But unlike other fads, this one is here to stay because the avocado is full of all the things you need! Getting it in a smoothie is even better!
Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein have a great reputation in the food world. But fat is a word that doesn’t have such a great reputation, which makes sense since having unhealthy fat in your body is not good. Eating bad fats such as saturated foods; corn syrup, ice cream, white sugar, butter, and whip cream is not good as well.
Nature has created several perfect combinations.
Banana, dates, peaches and other natural sugar-based fruits are perfect forms of carbohydrates.
Spinach, beans, nuts, and seeds are fantastic forms of proteins.
And like the protein and carbohydrate, fat has its perfect form found in avocado, flaxseed, fish oil, and Brazil nuts.
Eating a healthy diet involves a perfect combination of good carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.
Avocado, also known as the butter fruit is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin K, folate, potassium, Vitamin B6 and is packed with fiber, protein, and healthy monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats, unlike saturated fats, are medium-chained and primarily obtained from oleic acid (same as found in olive oil) which is known to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and remove inflammation. Consuming good fats also improves your skin, hair, joint lubrication, and also enhances mood and brain functions.
Not sure how to get more healthy fat into your diet? Start with a smoothie!