It’s no secret that avocado is an awesome option for anyone on the keto diet. The health benefits of avocado are out of this world! Read on to see why you absolutely MUST get avocado in your diet.
It’s a low carb fruit with high fat and lots of other great things about it. It contains vitamins K, E, C, as well as B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6. That’s a serious amount of vitamin B! Also it is a source of zinc, magnesium, iron and manganese. How low carb is it? Just 2 net carbs per 100 grams! Despite the fat in avocado, it is low in saturated fats. There is zero sodium and cholesterol.
Another great thing about eating avocado is it can help with controlling hypertension. It is loaded with potassium and studies have shown that elevated potassium levels can help keep blood pressure where it should be. It also has a high amount of monounsaturated fatty acids, which are good for you. 1/5 of the content in an avocado is soluble and insoluble forms of fiber. This helps to make sure your digestive tract is firing on all cylinders.
Avocados are not only super low in carbs, but they are also loaded with healthy fats and healthy nutrients. The term superfood gets thrown around a lot, but this is a legit superfood and it’s perfect for the ketogenic diet. If you love avocado as much as I do, then go ahead and dive in. It is very rich and filling and the nutritional value makes it nearly impossible to over-indulge.
One more bonus of eating avocado? It’s so filling! When switching to the keto diet many people complain about being hungry all the time. By eating avocado that assures that you will not have that hungry filling. The healthy fats go a long way in giving you that “full” feeling you want when you finish a meal.
We could literally go on and on about the the health benefits of avocado. While we could do that, we think you’re getting the idea.
Not sure how to add avocado to your diet? Once simple way is the ultimate keto meal replacement shake. Try one today, you will NOT be disappointed.
Some people (like me) can just cut up an avocado and eat it with any meal of the day. It is extremely versatile and goes with just about anything.
What’s your favorite avocado recipe?
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