Rich in monounsaturated fats, the avocado has a smooth and creamy texture.Avocados have a unique nutrition profile. They contain lots of fiber and are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and vitamin C.
The consumption of avocados has been associated with various health benefits, such as decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. They are also very satiating and may be useful for weight loss.
The avocado consists of 73% water, 15% fat, 8.5% carbohydrates (mostly fibers) and 2% protein.Half an avocado (68 grams) contains 109 calories. It is much higher in fat than most other fruits.
Some people think that avocados are fattening because of their high fat content, and should therefore be avoided in calorie restricted diets. However, eating avocados does not seem to prevent weight loss in overweight people. In fact, adding avocados to meals makes people more satiated (full) and reduces the desire to eat for many hours.
Finally, avocados are very high in carotenoid antioxidants, and eating fat along with these antioxidants tends to increase their absorption into the body.