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Avocado\Guacamole is a Holy Super Food

Updated on September 22, 2012

Avocados!

How can one not like Guacamole? Soft and smooth, it has a creamy taste and texture and just about goes well on any foods, from salads to sandwiches. Many consumers think it is a fatty rich bad food to eat, when it is quite to the contrary. Guacamole is a fatty GOOD healthy food to eat in moderation. Avocados, where guacamole comes from, contain mono and polyunsaturated fats that help reduce bad cholesterol levels and lower risk for heart disease.

Eating avocados in moderation is presumed, for instance, a whole avocado will have 250 calories and 23 grams of fat! One ounce, about two tablespoons, will contain 4.5 grams. You can use it instead of using butter in recipes by mashing them up first. The two tablespoons of avocado is only 50 calories when compared to butter with 204 calories or mayonnaise with 115.

When buying, if you buy hard avocados, let them sit for a few days to soften them up. A ripe one will flex under slight pressure of the hand and usually remains good for several days. Hard fruit are generally green in color and requires three days at room temperature.

Enjoy!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Love avocados and often eat them with just a little salt, pepper and sprinkling of cheese on top. Very healthy as a snack. Love your idea for using as butter.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      We love avocados..Interestingly enough I do not like guacamole---just a few slices. However when I cut into one we usually finish it in one sitting.

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      perrya 4 years ago

      Me too!

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