Butter pear is the other nickname of avocado, which is probably the reason why a lot of people have the misconception that this lush fruit is extremely fattening and try to avoid them as much as possible.
First of all, avocadoes are loaded with a lot of nutrients, including vitamins C and K, dietary fibers, potassium, copper and folate.
Now, earlier studies have found that in a medium sized avocado, there is about 30 grams of fat. But further studies have shown that this fat is the monounsaturated kind. This ‘good fat’ actually helps lower your cholesterol level. The potassium content of this fruit helps regulate blood pressure. When you put these two components together, you have one fruit which brings about a lot of benefits to the heart.
When combined with other fruits and vegetables in salads or in a salsa, avocadoes will help increase your absorption of all that nutrient content. For dieters, eating avocadoes will also give you that feeling of being full so that you will not indulge in overeating.
Avocadoes, when taken in moderation, have a lot of vitamins and minerals which are packed into the fruit itself – so try incorporating them back into your diet.