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Hass Avocados & Weight Loss/Management

The Skinny on Avocados and Weight Management


If you're on a diet or want to drop a few pounds, avocados are alright to incorporate into your diet. Losing weight requires eating fewer calories than you burn off. A 1 oz. serving of avocados contains 50 calories, so you can easily fit them into a calorie-reduced eating plan. Just look for ways to substitute avocados for foods that do not deliver lots of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

 

Plus, over 75% of the fat in an avocado is unsaturated fat, making them a great substitute for foods high in saturated fat. Avocados can be incorporated into a Paleo Diet plan which promotes increased consumption of good fats (mono and polyunsaturated), fresh fruits and vegetables, lower carbohydrate and glycemic index intake and decreased sodium intake.

Hass Avocados and Weight Loss/Maintenance:

Avocados can be a satisfying addition to a calorie-reduced diet, when they are eaten in lieu of other fats.

When used instead of other fats, avocados contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients and can be part of a calorie-reduced diet.
 
Plus, not only do avocados make a great nutrient boosting breakfast item, when combined with eggs they also make a great post-workout snack. Avocados add 8% of your daily value of fiber & 3g monounsaturated fat, while the eggs provide high-quality protein that encourages muscle tissue repair & growth.


You may find that the rich, creamy texture of avocados makes your resolution to eat healthier easier to follow. They make a satisfying snack - 8% of your daily recommended value (DV) fiber from 1 serving of avocado. Fiber adds bulk to your diet and can help keep you feeling full faster and longer.

Working out? Potassium can help. Potassium is an electrolyte. Your body loses electrolytes as you sweat that need to be replaced. You also need potassium to help build muscle, break down and use carbohydrates. Avocados contain 150 mg of potassium per 1 oz. serving. In addition, avocados contain 8% of your daily value of fiber with 3.5 g of naturally good fats to help you stay full and energized for all your activities throughout the day.

 

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