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10 July 2013

Avoid the Avocado Guilt Trip

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The avocado has gotten a bad rap. While it’s true that they have more fat than other fruits, it’s mostly monounsaturated fat – the “heart-friendly” dietary fat. Avocados are also a good source of folic acid, fiber, and the antioxidants vitamin A and vitamin E.

Half an avocado has about 150 calories. If you’re watching your weight, you can make low-cal guacamole by mixing mashed avocado, taco sauce and lemon juice; dips calling for yogurt or sour cream can be much more caloric. (Of course, you’ll need to be wary of the chips no matter what kind of guac you eat.) Sliced avocado can also be a healthy addition to salads and sandwiches.

You can learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle by contacting the weight-loss professionals at HMC Weight Loss Centers. Give us a call today at (951) 547-1280 for more information about our Corona weight-loss clinic or (714) 543-2673 for our Tustin weight-loss clinic.