Avocado Nutrition and Benefits
Cholesterol and sodium-free, avocados can fit into a variety of healthy eating plans. Avocados contain 3.5 grams of naturally good fat per 1 oz. serving. Good fats do not raise LDL “bad” cholesterol levels.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT AND TYPE 2 DIABETES
Avocados have good fats, 2 grams of fiber and 0 grams of sugar per 1 oz. serving. They easily fit into a Type 2 diabetes and a variety of eating plans.
Avocados can play a role in healthy living and nutrient-dense lifestyles, including acting as a "nutrient booster" by helping the body to better absorb fat-soluble nutrients from foods that are eaten with the fruit.
Just the facts. Basic avocado nutrition facts from 1 serving and up.
Arguably the most versatile fruit, fresh avocados contain a variety of benefits and can fit into many different eating plans and diets. We are committed to the advancement of knowledge in these nutrition areas.
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FRESH AVOCADOS AND TYPE 2 DIABETES
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Nutrient-dense, they can be enjoyed while following a calorie-controlled diet as a replacement for other fats.
Diets rich in foods containing fiber have been found to potentially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Avocados contain the least amount of sugar per serving of any other fresh fruit.
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THE BENEFIT OF FRESH AVOCADOS
Easy to love, avocados add freshness, flavor and versatility to menus. Beyond taste benefits, avocados also add several nutritional benefits, taking the guilt out of indulging in this creamy fruit.
MOMS AND BABIES
- 6% daily value of folate (folic acid). Folate promotes healthy cell growth and getting enough folic acid before and during pregnancy can help prevent certain birth defects.
- Naturally good fats. 3.5 grams per 1 oz. serving of avocados, which are known to be important for normal growth and development of the central nervous system and brain.
THE ACTIVE BODY
- 150 mg of potassium per serving. Potassium can help your body build muscle and break down and use carbohydrates.
- Dietary fiber adds bulk to the diet, can help you feel full faster, which can increase satiety – avocados contain 8% of your daily value of fiber.
- 50 calories per 1 oz. serving.
A SPECIALTY DIET
- Swap. Naturally good fats and creamy texture that can be used as a substitute for dairy for lactose sensitivities.
- Avocados are not included in the glycemic index and have 0 grams of sugar per 1 oz. serving.
- One ounce serving contains 81 micrograms of lutein and zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxantin are plant pigments found in the macula of the eye, and some research suggests that they may help maintain healthy eyesight as we age.
- Nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and nutrients
per 1 oz. serving.
- Fiber-containing foods such as fruits help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories. A 1 ounce serving of avocado contains 8% of your daily recommended value of fiber and avocados are a nutrient-dense fruit that can contribute to the nutrient quality of your diet.