Avocados seem to be a huge diet trend...but I feel like there should be a caution label on most of these trends. When I started working at Medislim, I was SHOCKED to see the serving size of an avocado and even more surprised to see that is considered a fat. Prior to this knowledge I loved chips and guacamole, would often times do the avocado & cottage cheese snack, or the baked egg and avocado for breakfast.....truly thinking that I was making good choices, only to find out I was taking in a substantial number of unneeded calories.
While avocados are very high in potassium, folate, vitamin C and vitamin K, they are still considered a fat. But it's monounsaturated fat, which is a "good" fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.
Avocados have a lot of calories. The recommended serving size is smaller than you’d expect: 1/3 of a medium avocado. With the Medislim diet, we have 2 servings of fat per day. A serving size is an 1/8 of an avocado. I wanted to include a few recipes that do incorporate avocado, because they really are beneficial to your diet!
Just remember, moderation is the key!
Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos Recipe | EatingWell
Citrus-Arugula Salad Recipe | EatingWell
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado & Walnuts Recipe | EatingWell
Winter Kale & Quinoa Salad with Avocado Recipe | EatingWell